Letters to the editor: March 28, 2013

Killers will find ways

There seems to be growing support for laws that will place major restrictions on owning guns. Passing these new laws on gun control would only infringe on the rights granted to us by the Second Amendment in the Constitution.

What people in support of these laws do not seem to realize is that there are many more easily accessible weapons that criminals could use for these killings. The bottom line is that if a person decides that they want to kill other people, they will find a way to do it.

In order to prevent these massacres, our society needs to keep a watchful eye out for potential criminals rather than guns.

Nolan Johnson, Rancho Bernardo

Gym manager not to blame

Regarding the March 14 story about the For Women Only gym closing:

One patron blamed Lori Golia for not returning the clients’ money when the gym closed. Lori was the only the manager of the gym. The owner was Mike Ippolito who was the person responsible for returning any client money.

Lori was a very competent manager of the gym, but she is not responsible for the contracts or payment made by the patrons.

Nancy Higbie, Poway

A little caution, please

In response to Gerold Firl’s Feb. 28 letter:

Interesting how Mr. Firl picked only a couple of points to prove Republicans are not smart. Here are some of the evidence he chose to ignore:

1) The rape of Mr. Stevens was reported by the Libyan Free Press. Rumors by Republicans was not the cause of this being spread. Since the media and the Obama administration has decided to hide what happened we probably won’t know any time soon.

2) President Obama watching by satellite feed, yes this is false. What really happened, based on testimony on this incident, President Obama decided to call it a day instead. He told Pentagon and CIA to handle this situation. Apparently being re-elected was more important than helping our citizens.

The authority to send in help could have only come from President Obama.

Perhaps in the future, Mr. Firl, you should be more cautious in your wording.

Christine Wright, Poway

Longer delays needed

Having been ticketed by a red-light camera before, I can’t say I’m disappointed to see the ones in Poway being covered for six months. Although I don’t exactly agree with the decision to completely shut it down, reforming on the way it works is a great idea.

I was ticketed at 1:30 a.m. on a weekday, performing a notorious “California stop” while turning right. If a cop had seen it, I’m sure a warning would have sufficed for him. Unfortunately with these machines there is very little gray area.

On the other hand, it has proven effective, with serious crash rates reducing significantly.

If we want real reform, we should lengthen the amount of time the intersection is empty during transition of traffic flow. This is safer and fair to the people.

Let’s work toward a solution that works for all.

Nick Pisano, Rancho Bernardo

(Editor’s note: Poway officials said red lights at the three intersections already have delays programmed.)

   
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