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Majority of gun owners don’t support SAFE ActThis letter is in response to the Another Voice titled: “Responsible gun owners support the state’s new law.” The simple fact is that we do not support the NY SAFE Act. As a responsible gun owner, and a member of law enforcement, I want to remind readers that the vast majority of county legislatures in New York State are on reco…

Pro-life movement is making progressOnce again, I commend The News for its front-page report of the March for Life in D.C. Most news outlets ignore it completely. Good job.However, the reporter, in his first sentence, editorializes: “They keep coming, year after year, to press for a victory that’s nowhere in sight.”A new poll, released by the well-respected Marist College,…

When will Catholic Church speak out against governor?“If they are extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a radio interview on Jan. 17. He defined “extreme conservatism” as being “anti-gay” by opposing same-sex marriage rights, opposing abortion rights and favoring legalization of assault weapons.In spite of his aide’s…

Abortion is still an issue for many good reasonsThis letter is in response to the Jan. 21 Another Voice column by the CEO of Planned Parenthood. Karen Nelson begins by commenting on the fact that abortion is still a big issue 41 years after being made legal. But 41 years ago, the words were “safe, legal and rare.” More than 50 million abortions have taken place since then,…

Too bad Palin won’t keep her mouth shutOn Martin Luther King Day, Sarah Palin criticized President Obama and accused him of playing the race card. Commenting on anything Palin says seems trite at best, yet I am a patriotic soul who nonetheless would like to pass on some advice to Obama. If he should find himself playing cards with the likes of Palin, it would be prudent to…

Cloak-and-dagger tactics unfair to targeted schoolsDiocesan school officials displayed a cloak-and-dagger tactic in announcing school closings. Many Catholic schools held their breath until the ill-fated messenger arrived at 10 schools announcing their closing. Pastors were not given the courtesy of knowing before the gloom and doom arrived at their school’s front door.Wha…

Arming students is an idiotic suggestionI seldom do spit-takes and laugh out loud when reading Everybody’s Column in The News, but the recent letter suggesting that we arm children in schools to keep them safe was an exception. I couldn’t help thinking it was either tongue-in-cheek stupidity submitted just to see if it would be printed, or proof that we really do need back…

Cuomo’s true colors revealed in remarksI am writing to express my thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for speaking honestly on a public radio broadcast on Jan. 17, saying that “extreme conservatives have no place in New York State.” Fellow extremists, does Cuomo have your attention yet? Those who oppose drunken driving, smoking and fracking, aren’t you extreme in the defense of yo…

Catholic schools still provide great educationA recent letter, complaining that the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has a lot of nerve spending money on 30-second commercials promoting Catholic education while at the same time closing many of its schools, rubbed me the wrong way as a beneficiary of a Catholic education. The writer doesn’t seem to understand that the reasons be…

Children aren’t capable of life-and-death decisionsI have to admit that I had to read the letter endorsing the arming of citizens three times to make sure I understood what it was endorsing was real and not a joke.First, there is no way to calculate or pay for the cost of placing armed guards in all of our schools, malls, movie theaters, public buildings and sporting arena…

‘Extreme conservatives’ want their money backThe governor of New York picked a group of people he says have no place in the state of New York. It doesn’t surprise me that so-called “extreme conservatives” would have no place in the state he rules. It is painfully apparent that New York, in its current state, is exactly where a man like Andrew Cuomo belongs, dishing out our…

Let returning troops patrol nation’s bordersAn article in the Jan. 19 News talks about the Army’s transition from that of a combat role to one of being garrisoned, and the idleness that follows. I am a combat vet from Vietnam and cannot imagine being so bored with stateside duty that I’d want to re-enter another combat zone. I believe that there is a simple solution to thi…

New perspective is needed on protecting environmentIt was only a matter of time before we read something that tied the West Virginia chemical spill to the anti-hydrofracture movement in New York. I agree that we all need a reminder of how valuable our water resources are, which is why misinterpreted data, bad science and misleading environmental opinions may cause more env…

Congress must reject fast-track authorityLast week, legislation calling for fast-track authorization of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other trade agreements was introduced to Congress. If passed, this would be NAFTA on steroids and would be devastating to American jobs and our economy.Trade agreements are no longer just about tariffs and quotas. They are about th…

Liberals being fooled by left-leaning officialsLiberals, you are being deceived by your own elected officials. When President Obama and other figures on the left are talking about fixing income inequality, they are not intending to improve your lives. What too many people forget is that there are still classes in a socialist or even a communist society. The so-called 1 per…