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A learning opportunity

December 16, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Last month the Roswell Daily Record printed a letter I wrote thanking the Roswell Public Library reference staff for helping my 7th-grade students research the Holocaust through articles in the Daily Record from the 1930s and 40s. Mr. Lowell Hughes, an Army veteran from World War II, saw that letter and contacted our school to [&hellip...

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Laws don’t prevent crime

December 16, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I read with interest the letter by Jeannine Wilkins about gun control. It was emotional to say the least. And rather disturbing that she would deprive me of the right and ability to defend myself and my family based on a scenario conjured up only in her mind....

PD intent on saving lives

December 16, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am responding to your RDR editorial from Dec. 8, “Use of force needs scrutiny.” I am the president of the Roswell Police Officers Association and I felt it was condescending to start with, “It’s good to see a life-affirming action, even though they...

Sane controls or arsenals

December 16, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Thank you for your eminently sane column concerning the epidemic of mass shootings in our country, pointing out that the perpetrators are most often all-American white makes, not “Islamic extremists.” One would think, after 354 mass shootings this...

Hope for the school board

December 16, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I was really disappointed to open the RDR and read that both Eloy Ortega and Jim Waldrip had resigned their positions on the school board. These two men have contributed so much to our community. I have the highest level of respect and appreciation for them...

Guns not the problem

December 15, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I have a response to “Enforceable gun laws” from Jeannine Wilkins printed on Dec. 8. I would like to thank her for her fictional accounting of what could have happened at the San Bernardino, California shooting. It is good to let your imagination run wild...

Rebutting writer’s shooting scenario

December 13, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Jeannine Wilkin’s letter to the RDR concerning the San Bernadino shooting and gun laws is seriously flawed. The terrorists did not have machine guns. Even the police do not have machine guns. But let’s go on with your inaccurate tale. You start off with...

Dear Editor: Climate change facts should be verified

December 11, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I recently read two items in the Roswell Daily Record. One was an editorial on climate change and the other was a letter to the editor praising the paper for the “thoughtful editorial.” It made me wonder: Does anyone use even a minimal amount of logical...

Enforceable gun laws

December 8, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (2)

I’ve been thinking about how different the shooting in San Bernadino, California might have been if the people there had followed the NRA’s latest slogan: “The only way to stop a bad man with a gun is a good man with a gun.” Let’s see how that might...

Trump is a liar

December 8, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

On Wednesday, Nov. 25, Donald Trump responded to Serge Kovaleski, a reporter with a chronic condition called arthrogryposis, which limits the movement of his arms. Trump mimicked Mr. Kovaleski. His explanation was “I merely mimicked what I thought would be...