Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
Today’s editorial on Operation Gun Buy in Yonkers expresses concern about how many guns are “out there, beyond the reach of police.” What concerns LoHud.com readers:
“One big problem seems to be that these people can be neighborhood kids, with mothers who care for them, kids who maybe used to go to church, who maybe used to dream of being astronauts, firemen, or policemen — but now want bling and colors. It’s easier to blame the guns. But that won’t save these kids’ lives in the fullest meaning of the word — not just to avoid getting killed, but to turn away from all that they’ve gotten ensnared in, to turn towards aspiring to live good lives in service to their communities. People who are working on those problems want more help — need more help. This editorial is wondering where the outrage is? Just ask anybody who has seen the spark of interest that these kids used to have shining in their eyes as they turned drug-hazed and dull.”
— Dan Platt
“Let’s go after the firearms and not go after the gangs. Hmmm, horse before the cart … .”
— Tom Masch
“It’s always the fault of the inanimate object … the SUV, the gun, the drugs. Liberals never blame the behavior, just the object.”
— Denis Ian
Pro-Palestinian posters at Metro-North stations throughout the Lower Hudson Valley have one MTA official seeking a ban on political advertising there. What LoHud.com readers are saying:
“In America, we have freedom of speech where everyone’s point of view has a right to be heard. We certainly hear a lot about the Jewish and Israel’s opinion on Middle East issues in the news. The Palestinian people also have a right to be heard without being called anti-Semetic, which is often used as a tactic to discount all other opinions. There are Jewish groups who want to control the message and suppress other legitimate points of view and I believe that is what this criticism shows, in addition to the strong influence that the ADL has on American political policy and our First Amendment rights.”
— George Potanovic
“Money well spent. We in a free society have a right to be informed and get an op ed from both sides of the issue. Let freedom reign.”
— Philbert Gorrick
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