Psycho-babble on guns
To the editor: Every day in the USA, hundreds and hundreds of people die and it has nothing to do with firearms. People die from abuse of alcohol, drunken drivers and domestic violence. People abuse pain killers and anti-depression medication, heroin, illegal drugs and prescription drugs.
There are no background checks for alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription drugs.
There is the never-ending drum beat by certain politicians and the corporate media to ban firearms. The military assault rifle, which is fully automatic, is repeatedly mentioned by a few psycho-babbly politicians and the media, when the sale of fully automatic firearms to the American people was banned in 1934.
The psycho-babble idea that firearms are only made to kill people and that they are instruments of death ignores the rights of American citizens to protect property and home, and to protect their lives.
From the American Revolution to World War I and World War II to the jihad terrorist, firearms have been used by citizen soldiers to fight against tyranny.
Her intentional actions
To the editor: It defies reason to believe that as secretary of state and supposed authority over such matters, Hillary Clinton did not know the difference between national security-level and ordinary transmissions over a less-than-secure personal computer. And FBI Director James Comey’s claim that there was no “intentional” impropriety similarly defies reason.
Mrs. Clinton is a lawyer and a political professional, as were the State people who knowingly engaged with her in her deceptions and inappropriate actions. While one could understand the misuse of classification by a lowly GS-3 clerk, the continued use of a nonsecure email system solely for Secretary Clinton’s personal convenience was neither — as Comey pretended — inadvertent nor through carelessness.
It could only have been personally and professionally intentional, heedless to the point of recklessness as regards the potential consequences for the country’s security. Comey, a political appointee, subverting the rule of law, scored a conquest for left-wing politics by first describing in detail the sow’s ears of Clinton’s deceitful and dangerous practices (thus covering the FBI’s investigatory “integrity”) and then blithely declaring the very same deceitful and dangerous practices, a silk purse.