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Mar. 26, 2013 @ 10:55 PM

W.Va. Legislature wastes time on guns

I would just like to express my disappointment in the West Virginia legislature for pursuing fruitless efforts to overturn federal gun laws that haven't even been passed yet.

We are near the bottom of every category, including education, income and health, but this is what you decide to spend time on? Draft bills that have no chance of holding up in court?

Unfortunately your constituents eat this stuff up, so you continue to play politics with the issues to get re-elected rather than offering real solutions to our more pressing problems.

Congratulations on finally coming together on an issue and getting listed as a co-sponsor on bills that will go nowhere. Keep fighting our changing nation and West Virginia will continue to be left behind.

Andrew Wellman

Huntington

Destroying 4-H camp a childish act

Why is county property being torn up on 4-H camp property by the little tiny-minded individuals and no measures are taken to stop the destruction?

To those not aware of this situation, someone keeps spinning their car tires in the grass along the river, leaving large tracks in the grass. Nothing is being done about it.

This has been going on for years and is constantly happening, but why do those little wimps tear up the property? They need to find a hobby, like finish coloring in their coloring books and finish cleaning their rooms at home before mommy and daddy make them. They are no more than little boys trying to be tough by tearing up grass.

Hope they get caught by law enforcement before someone else catches them and then they'll realize mommy and daddy can't help them get out of a bad situation. Have fun while you can, kiddies.

Mark Skaggs

Barboursville

Guns can't protect against tanks, drones

The March 19 edition of The Herald-Dispatch had yet another letter from a gun-lover explaining why he needs to keep an arsenal at home. I'm amused by those who cite a need to protect themselves from tyranny, presumably on the part of their own government.

Their argument in favor of firearms would be more believable if they planned a defense against a drunken neighbor on any given Saturday night. Assuming we had a tyrannical government, do gun-lovers really think they're going to defend themselves from tanks, helicopters, drones, etc.?

Please do yourselves a favor and stop spending your money on guns. You'd probably be better off spending your money on mental health services for treatment of paranoia.

David DuVall

Flatwoods, Ky.

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