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Letters needed to Memphis Commercial Appeal

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Seminole, May 11, 2007.

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  1. Seminole

    Seminole Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Where the west begins
    Today the Memphis Commercial Appeal printed the following editorial:

    Letters to the editor can be sent by snail mail, fax, e-mail or by filling out a form that can be found on this page, which also lists the information required to get your letter published.

    Does anyone know what the following refers to?
    Possible points for response to the editorial include the following:

    1) Permitting CCW in parks is in fact based on a practical reason: park rangers and other LEOs can't be everywhere in public recreation areas, therefore people should be allowed to provide for their own safety and those of others.

    2) People with pistol permits have passed rigorous background checks, have been determined to be law-abiding citizens, and have undergone extensive training in the practical and legal aspects of the use of firearms.

    3) The statistics regarding past crime rates in state parks are irrelevant for two reasons: Statistics about Virginia universities did not reveal that Cho would commit mass murder. Additionally, the bill covers all public recreation areas, not just state parks--many city parks are in dangerous neighborhoods where parents should be able to legally protect themselves and their children. Refusing them that right discriminates in favor of rich, primarily white suburbanites who live in safer areas.
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