About a gun-toting mother, bike
safety and new city buses
Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.
An Anderson mother was charged with possession of a firearm on school property after she brought a handgun into St. Mary's School. (Article published April 16.)
• "Well, hopefully that is one gun out of incapable hands."
• "How many different stories is she going to come up with to try and defend her actions ... I have seen about three different versions now."
• "What gets me is that she says she doesn't think she did anything wrong. Precisely the type of person who has no business carrying a gun."
THB: Nothing else to add to this conversation.
The city of Anderson is set to replace its fleet of buses this year. (April 21)
• "'For the first quarter of 2014 the bus system has recorded 58,737 riders. Based on that quarterly rate, this year's ridership total could reach nearly 235,000.' These numbers couldn't be skewed due to the severity and length of this winter season, now could it?"
THB: Could be, but public transportation is a quality-of-life issue in a community, as well as being necessary.
A Herald Bulletin editorial opined on honoring 12-year-old Suncerria Uditsky's memory by practicing bicycle safety. (April 22)
• "I certainly hope that we can gain some need of bicycling training for both youth, adults and drivers from this tragic situation! Take it from someone who commutes almost daily on their bike to and from work and or distance rides."
THB: Out of this tragedy may come some increased awareness of others on the road.
Edgewood Police Officer James D. Foutch, suspected of causing a deadly accident while driving on prescription pills, will not be paid during his administrative leave. (April 22)