published Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

'Parking garage not as safe as thought' and more letters to the editors

Parking garage not as safe as thought

My husband and I moved here over four years ago. We recently had friends stay with us for the weekend. After a visit to Rock City, we went to Big River downtown for an early dinner. We came back to our car in the parking garage to find that purses — in our trunk — had been stolen. The car and trunk were both locked.

I learned that there are no cameras in the garage, in fact no security at all. Police, who were 50 yards away, would not come to file our report.

According to the police representative whom I spoke with, a criminal element practically lives in these garages, watching every move you make, ready to take advantage of anything that they can. I am led to believe that this happens frequently -- and at all times of the day.

Why are we not hearing about this in the news? From the responses I got, it seems this is a very common occurrence. I think that residents and visitors need to be made aware of the dangers that are present in what we perceive to be a safe place.

KATHY WATTS, Tunnel Hill, Ga.


Obama using tragedy to push liberal agenda

The president's proposals on tougher gun controls are only a smokescreen to advance his liberal agenda. If you carefully look at all 12 points of Mr. Obama's bill, none of them would have stopped the Sandy Hook massacre. Reducing magazines from 30 to 10 bullets might have slowed Adam Lanza slightly, but the other 11 points would have done nothing to deter the shooter.

All 12 points hamper only law-abiding gun owners; they do nothing to address the issues of Sandy Hook. Wayne LaPierre's NRA report, however, directly addresses what should be done to prevent another Sandy Hook.

Adam Lanza tried to buy a rifle but was denied due to the 14-day waiting period while the background check was done. The system worked. Adam then stole his mother's legal guns and killed her. Sandy Hook Elementary was locked, but Lanza shot his way in. The school instituted a lock-down, but Lanza was already in the front door. The authorities responded quickly, but Lanza had already killed 26 innocent children and adults with 154 bullets.

If a single armed school worker had been there in the office that day, there would have only been two killed: Adam Lanza and his mother. The president is only using this tragedy.

GERALD WHITELY, Ringgold, Ga.


Americans' rights not being considered

Why does anyone wish to take away American rights, such as the Second Amendment right to own a gun? Should people not be entitled to protect themselves and their family during a home invasion? It doesn't make one mean or macho, just prepared. I am not a hunter, but I see the need for them in controlling the deer population, considering many deer would die of starvation if it was not controlled.

And about abortion: This act has turned out to be murder in the first degree. When abortions do not go as planned and innocent babies, fully formed, breathing, live human beings are aborted -- all for the sake of a woman's right to choose? What about the rights of that helpless child?

SCOTTIE LaRUE

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ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

Proposed Legislation to ban pressure cookers will fail

American Citizens who have seen Democratic governments abroad fail overnight know it could also happen here. When tyranny gains power Democracies fall to dictatorships. The Second Amendment to our United States Constitution addressed this atrocity that has happened in modern times.

American Citizens will not stand by helplessly. We will not allow our Mom's, Daughter's, Niece's, female friend's pressure cookers to be banned by the Liberal Left Democrats! They will never take away our pressure cookers, never!

kwo

April 17, 2013 at 10:36 p.m.
Easy123 said...

You're truly a moron, Ken Orr.

April 17, 2013 at 10:47 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

Hi Easy,

No, Easy, i am not a moron, not even to the greatest negative numerical nano percentage. I am, though, a blood bought, blood washed, sanctified, Holy Ghost filled, supernatural tongues-talking, devil stomping, Holy Ghost and Fire Baptized, Truth proclaiming, Light possessing, Holy Bible toting, Word of God speaking, Jesus Christ Worshiping, Holy Trinity Praising, Overcoming, Faith Built, Resurrection Believing, Jesus Christ Follower. Yes, I'm gonna hold out because I'm sold out to the One who has said, "I Am The Way, The Truth, and The Life." He is none other than the One who walks on water, heals the crippled, sick, blind, and otherwise infirm. He delivers from bondages, addictions, promiscuity, evils of every kind, creates, performs miracles and wonders. He raises the dead and does this all with the giving of forgiveness for sins. His Holy Name is Jesus Christ. He is The Great I Am, The Alpha and Omega, The Bright and Morning Star, The Rose of Sharon, The Light of the world, The Giver of Every Good and Perfect Gift, and He is every description of Perfection, Glorious, Righteous, Just and True. His Name is Jesus Christ. He is my Lord, God, Redeemer and Saviour. Yes, His Name is above all names...He is Jesus Christ!

April 17, 2013 at 11:16 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Ken Orr,

"No, Easy, i am not a moron, not even to the greatest negative numerical nano percentage."

You are the term "moron" incarnate. You are the epitome of the word. You prove that every time you post.

April 17, 2013 at 11:31 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

Easy123,

If You said that with a humanitarian love, then i will reconsider how I processed Your statement. You're alright with me, Easy. +(:>%[@=;

kwo

April 18, 2013 at 9:31 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Ken Orr,

You are the term "moron" incarnate. You are the epitome of the word. You prove that every time you post.

April 18, 2013 at 11:04 p.m.
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