Letters to the Editor, Jan. 18, 2013
A beautiful event
EDITOR: Everyone is cordially invited to a showing of October Baby (PG-13) at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Keystone Theater in Towanda. It is a beautiful story of a young woman, Hannah, in search of her birth mother. In the midst of her incredible journey, she finds that life can be so much more than what you have planned. To learn more about this movie, please visit www.octoberbabymovie.net. Please join the Endless Mountains Pregnancy Care Center as we celebrate Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. The suggested donation is $5 per person with all proceeds benefitting EMPCC. Please visit us at www.empccfree.com.
EMPCC is also hosting an open house from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Towanda Office at 13 State Street, prior to the Rally For Life event sponsored by the Bradford County Pennsylvanians for Human Life. The service begins at 11 a.m. at the Bradford County Courthouse. We look forward to seeing you!
(The views and opinions reflected in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the BCRAC. )
Director Endless Mountains Pregnancy Care Center
Tail wagging the dog
EDITOR: I am a gun owner, and have hunted for over 60 years and never had to use an assault rifle to kill a deer, or a rabbit.
As far as I can tell, the greatest thrill of shooting an assault rifle, is the ability to cycle 460-900 RPM (rounds per minute) through it. Other than obliterating a target, it would be overkill on a game animal. The accuracy of such weapons is best at close range, and I question the average shooters ability to refrain from shooting the weapon at maximum capacity, thus blowing 460 to 900 rounds per minute for no apparent reason except the noise and damage to the target.
The argument to ban the ownership of assault weapons and the multiple round magazine on the basis that you can kill a person with a single shot rifle or shotgun is true but at least the perpetrator would have to reload after each shot, allowing people to take cover, or for someone to intercede.
I am not in favor of everyone being armed, because you could possibly have a return to vigilante justice as happened in the past. Some people are not stable enough to carry a concealed weapon, and these people are hard to judge before some tragedy happens, and then it is too late.
I am sure there are people who will take exception to this, but I believe the majority of people in the USA are fed up with groups like the NRA dictating to Congress and the general public what gun laws they will tolerate. Our elected officials should grow some backbone, and put them in their place. I am tired of the tail wagging the dog, and I will bet there are many people who feel the same. If so, contact your representative, congressman, or senator and let them know how you feel.
Billy E Dell