Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
Today’s editorial argues against weakening gun laws, especially in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida. What LoHud.com readers argued in return:
Is it really fair that the police carry firearms and most people cannot? We have to arm ourselves or the police and criminals have an unfair advantage. Besides, I have a right to defend my business and myself. I have a right to defend my family and my neighbors have the right to defend their families. I have a right to defend myself from my neighbors, and if necessary I have a right to defend myself from my family. It’s unfortunate, but it happens.”
— Alvin Funcoot
“No need for a trial; the JN has already convicted Zimmerman. … Self defense is allowable whether you use a gun, some other weapon or no weapon at all, so exploiting this tragedy to restrict guns misses the point. It’s just too bad people can’t leave aside their political agendas and decide these cases on the facts.”
— Joseph Latino
“Do you seriously think it’s the properly licensed and vetted legal gun owner who poses the greatest threat to society? If you do, spend some time in places like the South Bronx, South Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Newburgh, Detroit or Chicago. George Zimmerman is an ugly aberration. Armed criminals, gangbangers and drug dealers are the real enemy.”
— Gene Iannuzzi
Most popular story on LoHud.com: Douglas Kennedy vows to fight charges in hospital run-in, invokes father’s assassination; Nurses rally.
A few highlights:
The GOP has already conceded a future presidential race that Cory Booker is running in. #CoryBookerStories— Laura (@Lolly_Jean) April 13, 2012
Die Hard was initially entitled “Cory Booker’s Thursday”. #CoryBookerStories— Jesse Taylor (@jesseltaylor) April 13, 2012
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