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December 19, 2012

Rant & Raves for Wednesday, December 19, 2012

-- — I’m tired of every time we have a shooting it comes down to gun control as the answer. There are shootings on the streets of every major city in this country. We don’t do away with the thugs and gangsters. It’s not the guns. It’s the sick individuals that use them.

With the horrific tragedy in Connecticut, we need to seriously think about having a full-time DARE officer in all the elementary schools.

Enough is enough! I will personally work to see that any member of the legislature and Congress who doesn’t take action on gun control defeated. One simple pistol per person and a couple of hunting rifles is plenty.

Each year, 15,000 Americans, hundreds of them little children, are killed by drunk drivers. Outlaw alcohol? Outlaw cars? Pass a law that you cannot drink and drive?

I was rear-ended on my bike at the end of the toy run and the other biker did not stop after crushing my rear fender. I ride a 2011 Fatboy, yellow, and the guy that hit me rode a blue-and-silver Harley and had a white beard. Anyone with information please post and I will repost with contact information. Merry Christmas!

To all the parents, always tell your children and loved ones you love them because it may be the last time you had that choice. Thank you and  have a blessed day.

To the person complaining about the school encouraging kids to see “Lincoln,” if we can’t teach them history then they will never learn how we got to where we are. I personally took my 9- and 13-year-old children to see it!

Driving on Bemiss Road on Friday and Ray Norton Tire Auto Center is already flying the flag at half mast. Somebody who did that needs a pat on the back. Praise the Lord!

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