Tone It Down - And Response

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mr. Exum, you are really beginning to annoy me.  I think in the wake of another mass killing you might have the decency to speak out with a bit more respect.  It sounds to me as if you are trying to help President Trump gen up his base by using certain buss words and emotionally charged phrases. 

First, let me explain there is no way we “dreamers” believe we will ever have real gun control. But we do believe there are hundreds of ways to improve the sales and distribution of guns and the responsibility of gun ownership.  Reaching back into history, President Reagan passed laws that seriously impacted the mental health organization which then lead to an overwhelming increase in the homeless populations. This is just one of the contributing factors leading to out of control gun laws.   

You know, Mr. Exum, for those who are fortunate enough to have a platform to reach many people, perhaps it would do more good to use that platform to attempt unity and understanding  between liberals and conservatives.  President Trump’s inflammatory and hateful rhetoric has divided our country even more.  

I wish you would consider using your platform to ease the tensions, stop name calling, and help look for ways we can work together for the good of all of our people.  

Cecilia Lewis

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American needs a test for gun control laws.  I recommend that the elected officials of the great city of Chicago along with their state senators and congressman come up with a plan to control guns in their city to be a model for the rest of America.  Upon setting their gun control laws, they should be audited on a yearly basis to show what reduction they have achieved in the senseless killings. 

Time to put up or shut up. 

Michael G. Mansfield

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