The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Opinion

January 27, 2013

You Said It: About Gov. Pence, dog rescue and meth lab arrests

ANDERSON, Ind. — Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com.

Gov. Mike Pence explains his vision for Indiana in his first State of the State speech. (Article published Jan. 23)

  •  “Democrats already attacking the governor. I wish our elected politicians would stop their fighting and do the work of the people on all levels of government. Pass a budget, secure citizens rights, cut spending. Those things are much more productive instead of finger pointing all the time on everything.”
  •  “I’d rather poke screwdrivers in my ears than listen to him.”
  • “Going to be a long four years.”

THB: Let the games begin.

Guns in the news and letters to the editor about guns very popular this week. (Jan. 21-25)

  •  “For the life of me, I don’t understand the fascination with guns. Don’t own one, never even held one and don’t want to. The Second Amendment was written at a time in history where everybody needed a gun to hunt for food and protect themselves from attacks from Indians and even wild animals. This is not the 1700s. I realize guns don’t kill people, that people kill people; that’s why, in my opinion, only those trained like the police and military should have guns. Maybe if nobody else had guns even the military and police would find their usage at a minimal.”
  •  “A single sociopath was able to kill 32 people and wound 17 others in two separate attacks, approximately two hours apart, before committing suicide himself at Virginia Tech where it was not legal for even students holding licenses to carry a concealed weapon to carry a gun on that campus — somehow it doesn’t seem that such a restriction worked out too well for those who were killed or injured in that massacre. It’s trite but true that when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns, and we see how well that worked out at Virginia Tech.”

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