Letters, Jun 5: ‘This isn’t what America’s Founding Fathers had in thoughts’

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Breadcrumb Path Hyperlinks Letters A police officer stands close to the makeshift memorial for the taking pictures victims exterior Robb Elementary College in Uvalde, Texas, on Could 28, 2022. Picture by CHANDAN KHANNA /AFP through Getty Pictures Article content material GUNS GALORESmith and Wesson, Sturm Ruger, Sig Sauer. These three firms produce roughly 20 million weapons yearly. American Firearms Producers, AK US producers, Federal Premium Ammunitions produce billions of rounds particularly designed to accommodate all of the weapons produced by simply these three firms. So long as the American public are allowed to maintain their heads buried within the sand citing the Second Modification, mass shootings are going to proceed to occur. When their founding fathers got here up with the Second Modification, they have been considering to curtail authorities from taking on like a monarchy or communist system. I’m pretty sure they by no means meant it for use by neighbour towards neighbour. If they might have foreseen an 18-year-old child taking pictures dozens of harmless bystanders or a citizen taking pictures one other citizen for merely slicing them off in visitors, they might by no means have put it into the structure. The very fact is that People have bastardized this modification to swimsuit their egocentric wants. In consequence, actually 1000’s of useless deaths happen frequently and it is a matter that simply retains getting worse. Gun violence within the U.S. is completely uncontrolled and the federal government hasn’t a clue as to easy methods to curb it. The NRA is likely one of the strongest lobbies of their nation and is, for my part, the worst hurdle to get a deal with on this scourge. It was Charlton Heston who stated, “They’ll take my gun out of my chilly lifeless hand”. I’m wondering how he’d really feel now with all of the harmless lives misplaced as a result of some reprobate determined to attempt to make a reputation for themselves by killing individuals simply making an attempt to stay their lives. Certain, psychological sickness has a task to play but when weapons weren’t so prevalent, would we be listening to about a whole bunch of mass shootings yearly? Advocates of weapons like to say weapons don’t kill individuals, individuals kill individuals however giving nutters the instruments to kill simply exacerbates the difficulty. When is sufficient sufficient?JOHN HANCOCK(We’ve heard all of it earlier than. Too many instances. Meaningless phrases that accomplish nothing.) Commercial 2 This commercial has not loaded but, however your article continues beneath. Article content material HOCKEY WOESSo, not solely was a really thrilling collection spoiled by a bunch of bush-league buffoons, each on the ice and within the state of affairs room on the centre of the universe over a Flames purpose that was disallowed over a ‘distinct’ kicking movement! The potential game-winning purpose might have modified the end result of your complete collection, however I assume Gary Bettman didn’t wish to current the Cup in an antiquated constructing that can by no means maintain an all-star sport (we’ve had one) or a draft. Then, to high all of it off, what does Solar scribe Wes Gilbertson write, the very subsequent day? Has Johnny Gaudreau performed his final sport as a Flame? Or throwing Jacob Markstrom below the bus for a subpar collection He’s a Vezina trophy finalist, for Pete’s sake! How I miss the times of Dick Beddoes, Purple Fisher and different really certified journalists who might write actual sports activities tales, not some tripe based mostly on rumours and hypothesis. Why not let the gamers recover from the frustration of dropping the collection, however I assume compassion is just not one of many present batch of ‘armchair quarterbacks’, who assume they know all of it. I actually see how incensed Darryl Sutter will get when having to take care of all of the idiotic questions they throw at him. Thanks for an awesome season, Flames, you’ll get them subsequent 12 months, with Johnny, Matthew, Sean, et al within the fold, have an awesome summer season!BRUCE HAYNES(Markstrom will get paid to play on the highest degree. When he doesn’t, he’ll get ripped for it. Simply as he will get the reward when he stars. As for Johnny, all Flames followers are holding their breath as a result of it’s completely his resolution now.) Commercial 3 This commercial has not loaded but, however your article continues beneath. Article content material POOR CRIMINALSRe: The latest resolution handed down by the Supreme Court docket of Canada that permits a number of homicide convictions to be served concurrently somewhat than consecutively. Within the socialist ideology, crimes are seen via the lens of oppression. Thus, of their worldview, they see criminals because the victims. Both the felony is a sufferer due to their financial class or not too long ago due to their race. In different phrases, it’s not their fault, however the societal construction is responsible. Criminals are the oppressed and the felony justice system is the oppressor. It’s nonsense and defies the sorrows of the particular sufferer or their kith and kin. As well as, to the far left their definition of a felony are those that dissent from and oppose their worldview and beliefs. Cancel tradition and tech platforms that suppress and take away opinions that they see as unacceptable are a light type of punishment. After which there may be authorities that may impose harsher punishment. For instance, PM Justin Trudeau invoking the Emergencies Act to quell the truckers’ protest. Trudeau’s Invoice C-11 to manage on-line speech. The Soviet Union’s gulags have been stuffed with murderers, rapists and thieves, however the majority have been political prisoners that questioned or spoke out towards the regime. To the left, that’s the actual felony.JEFFREY ANDERSON(Those that prey on society deserve zero sympathy.) Commercial 4 This commercial has not loaded but, however your article continues beneath. Article content material MAKE A STANDLack of management. The horror story continues every day, or at the very least it seems that manner as 19 lovely infants slaughtered, together with two great and courageous academics who gave their lives making an attempt to guard their college students towards a psycho bent on killing a lot of them. My beef with that is the horror of a few of these children would nonetheless be alive immediately if it was not for the dearth of management proven by many. To be on the varsity grounds for at the very least one hour, the police determined to confront the issue. Why did this occur? The police are very important to our society and their bravery is appreciated. Somebody or many dropped the ball on this one and needs to be fired instantly. Cops face hazard just about at all times, they know a day could come when their lives are in peril however they’re keen to simply accept that consequence. What I’m saying is don’t blame the officers for this unlucky lack of management proven, blame the individuals calling the photographs. There’s an previous saying that goes like this, these that may’t are in control of those that can. That’s normally the issue with the courts and the completely different arms of the legislation. One thing must be achieved however who’s courageous sufficient within the presidential workplace to do one thing. 5 to 1 odds they do nothing about any of those issues. All of us nonetheless should maintain on to our hope, with out that each one could also be misplaced without end.KEN UHREN(It’ll by no means change. That genie is out of the bottle and it ain’t going again.) Commercial 5 This commercial has not loaded but, however your article continues beneath. Article content material WE’RE DOOMEDI have been silent on expressing my opinions for some time. Not that I’ve misplaced curiosity within the passing parade. Nonetheless, I discover the letter from Richard Meozinski disturbing. The letter states “In a gathering with Ward 7 councillor on Saturday, the councillor stated council cannot power metropolis managers to be more practical, they will solely make solutions.” If it is a consultant opinion of Calgary’s elected officers, then the town is in additional critical bother than anybody believes. Having spent a few years in municipal authorities in senior positions, assembled budgets and introduced them to metropolis council, I understand how the system ought to work. The administration should take path from the elected officers. Not the opposite manner round. The administration should implement metropolis council coverage. It might play an advisory function as required by the politicians however the tail doesn’t wag the canine. Primarily based on media stories, there’s a vital lack of management inside Calgary’s metropolis council. Both resulting from ignorance or resulting from qualification. This council seems to be in poor health knowledgeable as to its duties and doesn’t present the management required. Thus the administration with all its flaws is operating the present. Realistically, no change could happen till the following election.DICK VARLEY(Scary thought.) Commercial 6 This commercial has not loaded but, however your article continues beneath. Article content material NOT ABOUT COLOURRe: Important race principle. It’s past my creativeness and comprehension that academics and faculty boards charged with instructing younger youngsters would ever unload such drivel on impressionable minds. To counsel that whites are the oppressors and the remainder of humanity are the oppressed is nonsense. Nonetheless, given the variety of left-wing leaning educators who dream of a Marxist utopia, I think such instructing will proceed. In time, the white oppressors will fortunately go away the cities to the care of the oppressed, and we are going to welcome one other Detroit.J.D. ROUND(People of all colors are clearly able to horrendous acts of violence and oppression.) WHAT ABOUT US?Re: Rick Bell, Could 31. Edmonton will get a letter from Tyler Shandro to provide you with a plan to handle the escalating violence of their metropolis. Why was Calgary not included? If Shandro had any frequent sense, he would have checked out each cities on the identical time as a substitute of now ready for Calgary’s numbers earlier than sending out the identical letter? The CTrain is barely one of many many points dealing with the town relating to violence. With COVID over the previous two years, extra individuals with psychological well being points live on the CTrains now, driving the rails day in and time out, inflicting worry amongst those that want to make use of them. Calgary Stampede is correct across the nook, with the expectation of being greater and higher. There might be many home and worldwide flights arriving in Calgary, which means plenty of guests to our metropolis (we hope). How will the town deal with this example when visiting company will wish to use the trains and will presumably be placing their lives in danger if nothing is finished to stop the violence? Heaven assist us if these violent riders go away a long-lasting impression on guests! How is the town ready to deal with this so hopefully our status is just not broken ? As a result of it will likely be if nothing is finished. What’s your plan councillors?SUE SYDENHAM(They’ve moved on from that pesky topic. Now they’re going to save the world.) Commercial 7 This commercial has not loaded but, however your article continues beneath. Article content material ACT OF KINDNESSWe’re seniors in our 70s. Saturdays I at all times make breakfast for my ‘bride’. After a pair weeks of a minor chilly and cough and me feeling down, we determined to go together with an A&W breakfast and thus forego the mess within the kitchen. On the drive-thru of the Monterey location, I used to be knowledgeable that my order had been paid for by the earlier buyer. This might not have been a extra beautiful gesture for us at the moment. To that considerate Ray of Sunshine, thanks a lot in your kindness. You’ve made my day, and know that I shall pay it ahead. Heat ideas from my coronary heart exit to you.VAL and SHIRLEY WEBER (Absolute magnificence.) BONUS LETTERS — ONLINE ONLY VAGUE BUT COSTLYThe metropolis should have been issued a Mogo bank card, the carbon sucking card that guarantees to cease local weather change. They put an $87-billion price-tag on a plan that has no particulars and no concrete targets however state greenback values if nothing is finished. I can see the headlines in 12 months 2050 … Calgary saved the world. What’s it with this council? They take a stand on crime by awarding themselves with taxpayer-funded residence safety techniques. They approve a multi -billion greenback transit line from nowhere to nowhere. They low cost transit fares to extend ridership with out doing something to cut back the violence on transit. They wish to defund the police then cry about rising crime charges. They wish to ship cash to combat different province’s battles. They don’t have any drawback giving themselves raises for mismanaging the town affairs. Present me the $87-billion plan. What actions are/might be taken? How will it’s achieved? When will it’s achieved? And might anyone please clarify what “web zero” actually means and the way it may be achieved.PERRY HUBER(Nearly makes the previous council look environment friendly, eh? Web zero is what you’ll have left in your checking account once they’re achieved.) Commercial 8 This commercial has not loaded but, however your article continues beneath. Article content material THAT’S A PILE OF DOUGHClimate price $87 billion is an enormous quantity, even damaged all the way down to $3.1 billion per 12 months is an enormous quantity. The place or how will our metropolis discover the cash, asking for it from different ranges of presidency (once they all have there personal local weather agendas appears tough), the taxpayer is tapped out as we assist all ranges of presidency. The town needs a brand new enviornment, inexperienced line and on and on, the place will the cash come from. This council was not elected on a climate-change agenda, this emergency was dropped on us after the actual fact. This local weather subject is larger than our council and any decisions needs to be made by the residents with a public vote, and never by council alone as they actually cannot be trusted to make an knowledgeable resolution as they are going to absolutely line as much as spend the cash. Hey, maybe it’s the proper factor to do however we as Calgarians ought to have the ultimate say and never metropolis corridor.JIM HOPE(We’ll all be again residing within the Stone Age if some individuals have their manner.) Commercial 9 This commercial has not loaded but, however your article continues beneath. Article content material JUST THE WORSTI’ve by no means been so disenchanted in a mayor in my lifetime. What planet does Joyti Gondek stay on and who voted for her? Very first thing she does is crush Calgary’s new ice and live performance leisure centre take care of the Flames due to her back-door manoeuvre so as to add extra local weather change nonsense. This causes all the nice concert events to go to Edmonton as a substitute of coming right here to Calgary, costing our native economic system hundreds of thousands. Now we discover out she’s main the climate-change gang at metropolis corridor that might price us taxpayers as a lot as $87 billion sooner or later to swimsuit her agenda. This is identical mayor that needed to ship our cash to Quebec and now needs to introduce a ridiculous harassment bylaw right here in Calgary for anybody somebody the improper manner. To high all of it off, she’s additionally been the chief to assist destroy the blue skinny line badge honoured by all law enforcement officials and supported by 90% of our residents. Can anybody stand three extra years of this? Is she really associated to Justin Trudeau?D. HARTY(Judging by her efficiency up to now and the response from Calgarians, we are able to’t see her getting a second time period.) Commercial 10 This commercial has not loaded but, however your article continues beneath. Article content material SO OUT OF TOUCHJason Kenney claims he misplaced the management overview due to antivaxxers and due to a fringe group of far proper conspiracy theorists. That’s an insult to the 49% of us who didn’t vote for him. That’s why he needed to go. He didn’t take heed to many people and was not working for all Albertans. I’m utterly vaccinated and undoubtedly not a far proper conspirator. My beef with him was, as a diehard federalist, he didn’t combat onerous sufficient towards Liberal insurance policies that affected many Albertans and barely stepped on Justin Trudeau’s toes when stomping on them was a necessity. Voting towards him had nothing to do with the pandemic as all politicians throughout this nation screwed up on that entrance. He turned so conceited that he forgot what the conservative little man was apprehensive about. Let’s hope our subsequent conservative chief works for all Albertans not simply his circle of elitist mates.MOLLY KENS(He’s undoubtedly a wise man however can’t see the forest for the bushes. It’s not about COVID, by no means was for many. It’s all about him.) Commercial 11 This commercial has not loaded but, however your article continues beneath. Article content material IT’S NOT RACISTRe: Skinny blue line. George Floyd was killed by police in Minnesota, then there was a BLM march in Calgary a couple of months after. One of many protesters was requested why they needed to defund the police in Calgary, he stated we are able to’t let what occurred to George Floyd occur once more and our former mayor defunded the police. An article on this paper a couple of days in the past stated the blue stripe on CPS uniforms represented racism and white supremacy. It’s racist as a result of when George Floyd was killed, somebody stated there was a blue stripe on one of many officer’s uniforms. This was not a race crime, not one of the officers have been charged with a race crime. Meaning to me the blue stripe is just not an emblem of racism. I additionally don’t imagine than any white supremacy group has it as an emblem. If I’m improper, somebody can right me in a letter. This individual went on to say we want racial fairness and police reform. I agree that nobody needs to be handled in another way as a result of their pores and skin is s completely different color. Should you test Alberta stats, you’ll find that 1.4% of Alberta’s inhabitants is Black and if we would like racial equality in hiring, that quantity needs to be used, and police reform has at all times meant defunding, which we don’t want. Folks must cease utilizing one thing that occurs within the U.S. as a purpose to justify their agenda in Calgary.BILL McKAY(We’re intently linked however sure, we’re two distinctly completely different international locations.) Commercial 12 This commercial has not loaded but, however your article continues beneath. Article content material HELP HEALTH CARERe: The endless well being care debate. We desperately want a twin health-care system. Our public one, particularly in Alberta, has turn into a cash devouring quagmire, of which we now can predict its impending collapse. There are lots of good twin health- care fashions in Europe, they usually perform like clockwork. My suggestion could be the one in Switzerland. Anybody that opposed a dual- well being care mannequin has a political agenda to guard, and within the case of Canada, it occurs to be solely on the left (Liberals-NDP) of the political spectrum. Everyone knows that our health-care techniques (and plenty of different public companies) are managed and managed by the general public staff’ unions. They do have a predominant self-interest, and thus, are much less involved with higher good of all inhabitants. Tommy Douglas championed modern-day public well being as of 1944. If he might see what turned of his public health-care ideology, he would flip in his grave.CASPAR PFENNINGER(Instances change and we should adapt the system to immediately’s realities. Not that we would like is dismantled, however it should not be a sacred cow without end.) Share this text in your social community Commercial 1 This commercial has not loaded but, however your article continues beneath. Signal as much as obtain every day headline information from the Calgary SUN, a division of Postmedia Community Inc. By clicking on the join button you consent to obtain the above publication from Postmedia Community Inc. It’s possible you’ll unsubscribe any time by clicking on the unsubscribe hyperlink on the backside of our emails. Postmedia Community Inc. | 365 Bloor Road East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4 | 416-383-2300 Thanks for signing up! A welcome electronic mail is on its manner. 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