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Letter: Thoughts on guns, water and gangs

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Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 12:00 am

This is directed to the writer who scolded the News-Sentinel for having an ad on the front page for a gun store. Let’s start with the Constitution.

The Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right to the people to keep and bear ARMS, shall not be INFRINGED.”

I believe it is in Switzerland that every house is mandated to have a military-style gun. They have one of he lowest crime rates.

When cars crash and kill an entire family — minus one boy — that is horrible. Where is the cry to outlaw cars? An airplane crashed, killing 300. Want airplanes removed? A man kills his wife with a kitchen knife? Do we outlaw kitchen knives? A man dies jumping out of airplane, outlaw airplanes, outlaw jumping, outlaw parachutes. If a Republican doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t buy cigarettes; if a Democrat doesn’t smoke, he wants them outlawed.

Guns are not what they are after, just like health care. Look at the mess the VA health care is in. You think they want to help? NO. It is about control, communist-style control.

California has had many droughts since I have been alive. Our population grows, and what have we done for added storage? Nada, zero, zip. Moonbeam is working on bullet trains and Delta tunnels. We need the Auburn dam, and many more storage areas. When we have heavy rain years, they over-release.

I hope people wake up and realize Democrats want nothing more then to take all the money they can get from you, control you then spend it any way they want — not on anything you need, but on what they want.

Why are we so pathetic when it comes to dealing with gangs? Notice the increased activity in lovable, livable Lodi. We will not be lovable very long if we let these gangs run our streets.

Dennis Vetica


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  • Christina Welch posted at 5:30 pm on Thu, Jul 3, 2014.

    Christina Welch Posts: 394

    "Ramble On, And now's the time, the time is now, to sing my song..."
    again. [smile]

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 9:22 am on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Congratulations, Mr. Vetica, on another well written letter from start to finish. A well established thesis statement, more than adequate support for your statements, and a wonderful conclusion!! Can't wait for your next effort.

    One question though - "as long as I have been alive." Are you REALLY that young? Because it seems to me that Camanche, New Melones, and Lake Don Pedro have all been constructed starting in the 1960's and up into the '80's.

    I doubt that it is a matter of "no storage," but rather NOTHING TO STORE IN THEM. Have you been up to any of these reservoirs lately?

    No water!

  • Eric Barrow posted at 8:16 am on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1533

    Quite a rant, bit incoherent. In order to drive a car a person has to go through weeks of training and pass multiple test that would be a good start for guns.
    Airplane crashes are accidents and experts work very hard avoiding them with a multitude of regulations, gun control advocates can only dream of such regulations on guns.
    As far as smoking goes the latest bill to be signed into law the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act was voted yea on by 71 repubs in the House and 23 repub votes in the Senate. It's one of the few bi-partisan bills we have seen under Obama so Dennis's statement is not quite correct.
    As far as water storage and blocking the Delta tunnels, I couldn't agree more

  • Walter Chang posted at 8:12 am on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Walt Posts: 1125


    Just barely.

    Nothing but a "rambling" partisan rant, Dennis.



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