Ditch the guns II
brendan.love at mac.com
Tue Sep 21 10:11:39 EDT 2004
Just a thought: how long would the Local 506 (for example) stay in
business if they were not subsidizing the entertainment through alcohol
sales? Is there anyone unfamiliar with the ruinous effects of alcohol
worldwide? I think that in the main scheme of things, I am willing to
deal with the fact that our local drive-in is also a gun shop.
On Sep 21, 2004, at 9:16 AM, James Hepler wrote:
> Sounds like blackmail to me. Forgive me, but I think
> a person should run the business of his choice as long
> as he isn't breaking laws. All the statistics in the
> world don't change the fact that he has a right to run
> that busines without the community trying to take food
> out of his mouth.
> I only wish that those of you so bold as to make these
> requests via the paper would take the time to talk to
> the man about it in person. It's his life you're
> trying to mess with.
> --- Brian Russell <brussell at ibiblio.org> wrote:
>> Bellow is the *second* letter to the editor
>> published in the Indy last
>> From a DURHAM resident.
>> To me the *main* point of the two letters in the
>> Indy is to let anyone
>> who is donating money and time to the 'Save the
>> Starlite' cause that
>> their money &/or time MIGHT be used to support a
>> business that sells
>> A) If you're for gun use or don't care either way
>> then there is no
>> problem for you. Donate away.
>> B) If you are against the effects of guns and the
>> violence people cause
>> with them then you may not want to give to the 'Save
>> the Starlite'
>> In other words...TRANSPARENCY.
>> "When people give time and money to such a fine
>> cause, they become
>> partners in the cause's future."
>> Ditch the guns II
>> I'm saddened to hear that the Starlite Drive-In
>> theatre burned down and
>> I wish it a speedy reconstruction ("Scan," Sept. 8).
>> That being said, I
>> hope that Bob Grove will reconsider one of his
>> business practices--the
>> selling of handguns. I'm not sure how many community
>> members who are
>> helping to get the Starlite back on its feet are
>> even aware that it
>> sells handguns; and, if they are aware of that fact,
>> whether or not
>> they are aware of the drastic damage handguns do to
>> our community.
>> Consider these statistics from the Brady Center to
>> Prevent Gun Violence
>> In 1998, 30,708 people in the United States died
>> from firearm-related
>> deaths: 12,102 (39%) of those were murdered; 17,424
>> (57%) were
>> suicides; 866 (3%) were accidents; and in 316 (1%)
>> the intent was
>> In 1998, eight out of 10 of those murdered with
>> firearms were murdered
>> with handguns.
>> In 1999, there were only 134 justifiable handgun
>> homicides by private
>> citizens in the United States.
>> In 1998, firearm homicide was the leading cause of
>> death for black
>> males ages 15-34.
>> In 1998, more than 10 children and teenagers, ages
>> 19 and under, were
>> killed with guns everyday.
>> In 1998, 77 percent of murdered juveniles age 13-19
>> were killed with a
>> From 1993 through 1997, an average of 1,409
>> children and teenagers took
>> their own lives with guns each year.
>> In 1998 alone, licensed firearms dealers sold an
>> estimated 4.4 million
>> guns, 1.7 million of which were handguns.
>> More information on the number of handgun-related
>> deaths in our
>> country, and ways that we can stop the violence, can
>> be accessed from
>> Stop Handgun Violence (www.stophandgunviolence.org),
>> Stop the NRA
>> (www.stopthenra.com), and North Carolinians against
>> Gun Violence
>> Perhaps, after the Starlite is rebuilt with the help
>> of the community,
>> Mr. Grove will repay the community by getting rid of
>> the guns once and
>> for all.
>> Michael Taeckens
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