I carefully read the Feb. 21 Amy Roost and Dick Lyles columns regarding armed guards at public schools. I thought that Amy was correct in her resistance to armed guards, based upon the projected costs. But then she fell back on the idea of increased gun control as the long-term solution to school shootings.
There are still many unanswered questions concerning the issuance of the capital appreciation bonds (CABs) to provide funds to update Poway Unified schools.
Now is the time for all parents, especially those with guns in the house, to talk about gun violence, responsibility, how to deal with emotional problems, bullying, etc.
I would never have thought that day would come where a headline about a mass shooting every couple of months would become a customary thing in America, the land of the free.
Gun registration exists so the government knows who owns guns. That way they know who/where to go to confiscate those guns. Remember that.
I am in complete agreement with Will Wooton (Jan. 17) that legalizing pot won’t unburden legal system.
Sincere appreciation to Dick Lyles (Jan. 10) for putting pen to paper with thoughts that many of us, as a much older generation, could only keep to ourselves and not mention for fear of alienating our children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends.
The Second Amendment is not nonsense and it does not confer a right to possess weapons of “mass murder.”
For years the city has continuously and systematically downgraded south Poway with its insistence on building low-income housing on every lot of size it was able to purchase.
American society is actually evolving in a very positive direction, where hatred and oppression are no longer tolerated, where blind conformity and subservient obedience are no longer required.