Las Vegas Sun

February 7, 2016

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Letters to the Editor

Gun measures are worth a try
Jan. 15, 2016
My family suffered a gun-safety tragedy similar to Darchel Mohler’s, only it was my 11-year-old son who accidentally killed his best friend. The gun had been left unattended and was stolen in a burglary by the friend’s brother. The incarceration that ensued resulted in a lifetime of crime for my son. The criminal element he encountered in jail convinced my son that he could avoid working for a living; he became a career criminal. He died recently from an overdose of heroin.
Pancreatic cancer patients need help
Jan. 15, 2016
My family and I have been affected by pancreatic cancer, a devastating disease that is projected to move from the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths to the second by 2020.
Obama gun plan a waste of tax funds
Jan. 15, 2016
I sympathize with Darchel Mohler, whose guest column, “Help undo Heller’s gun-safety failure,” was in the Jan. 8 edition of the Sun and who lost a 13-year-old daughter to a tragic gun accident.
News media play on fears after attacks
Jan. 14, 2016
As an example of incorrect logic, our professor told us, “Italians drink milk, Italians are short; therefore drinking milk makes you short.” This kind of logic is used whenever a politician says that because Muslims were involved in a shooting, then all 2 billion Muslims worldwide are radical terrorists, and we have to keep them out of this country.
Entitled ranchers flout federal law
Jan. 14, 2016
Why is it that some selfish, delusional ranchers feel they are free to commit crimes? And why do menacing, outside militia groups, who recklessly canonize known criminals, invade and threaten the peace and order in small communities in an attempt to force their hate-filled beliefs upon others?
PUC didn’t act in public interest
Jan. 13, 2016
The guest column in your Dec. 29 issue of the Sun, “Gov. Sandoval’s PUC showing its bias for an old-school utility,” exposed some troubling issues regarding the Public Utility Commission’s recent decision to side with NV Energy and essentially shut down rooftop solar in Nevada as Lyndon Rive, CEO of the largest rooftop-solar business, stated in a recent news release.
Teens’ concerns are nothing new
Jan. 13, 2016
The “Where I Stand” column by Abner Fors (“Teens aren’t entitled; there’s a reason for apathy,” Las Vegas Sun, Dec. 2) was quite interesting and brought back many memories. As a senior citizen I vividly recall how it was common belief more than 50 years ago among all teens that parents did not realize all their children’s stresses: grades, looking for a job so as to be independent, trying to find oneself, etc.
Young writers sharp and classy
Jan. 13, 2016
A quick note to say how much I have enjoyed reading the “Where I Stand” columns written by the Sun Youth Forum students. The subjects were pertinent for today and well thought out. The disagreements appear to be done with respect for each other. No name-calling or rhetoric, which is more than we can say for adults. Nice job, kids. Stay positive!
Don’t be angry; be informed
Jan. 12, 2016
When I read the letter “Don’t vote for Republicans” (Las Vegas Sun, Dec. 29), all I could think was: Wow! The letter writer is…
Pass laws to help seniors in homes
Jan. 12, 2016
After losing several hundred dollars to workers stealing money from my purse and now my thermal knit tops, I appeal to our legislators to pass a law that m
Explore a vegan diet in new year
Jan. 12, 2016
Although gun violence and traffic accidents remain the leading causes of death among young people, the most dangerous weapon for the rest of us is still our fork. Well over a million of us are killed each year by
No presents for solar customers
Jan. 5, 2016
The Nevada Public Utilities Commission handed out early Christmas presents — a nicely wrapped…
We were tricked, but solar works
Jan. 5, 2016
I, too, put solar panels on my house at great expense, only to find out that I will not be able to pay for it over 10 years like I planned and that the added value to my property from solar does not exist. What has happened is one of the oldest tricks in the book …
Don’t enact net metering changes
Jan. 5, 2016
The Public Utilities Commission should not put into effect the changes Nevada’s Senate Bill 374 makes to net metering. The changes violate the trust of Nevada’s net-metering pioneers who …
Irony for Democrats: backing both abortion and gun control
Dec. 30, 2015
Let’s reword the title of the column by Gail Collins in the Dec. 8 edition of the Las Vegas Sun, shall we? Instead of “Pro-life, pro-guns? GOP sees no irony,” let’s just change it to “Pro-abortion, pro-gun control? Democrats see no irony.” Works for me.

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