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February 12, 2013

Speakout: Feb. 12, 2013

Pedestrians

Pedestrians have the right of way when they’re inside crosswalks. Downtown Plattsburgh or in school zones, drivers seem to think they have the right of way even when pedestrians are obeying the law, crossing within the white lines.

Facebook

If you adults can’t be on Facebook and act like adults, why don’t you get off? Bullying is going on and childish stuff. Don’t tease people who are nice and just want to be friends.

Disturbing

While snowmobiling, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend. I’ve seen a lot of evidence of illegal, out-of-season bait trapping and many discarded carcasses of fisher and coyotes. I snowmobile in Peru, AuSable and Keeseville, this trapping/hunting is happening along groomed trails.

Fire Station

Yeah for Morrisonville’s plans on new firehouse. These fine volunteers are one of the most professional departments in the area, paid or volunteers. They look, act and do their job as well as any others.

Excessive

Morrisonville Fire Department expansion is excessive. The cost to those of us in the district on fixed incomes, it’s a lot. I don’t begrudge them the added space, but this seems excessive.

Revolution

A ban on assault rifles and the confiscation of them would surely cause the next American revolution. It seems as if this is what the left-winged “conservatives” truly want.

Rifles

Please don’t think that banning assault rifles is going to help anything. In fact, banning them will cause more chaos when police forcefully try to confiscate them. There is too much to lose if this action follows through.

Weapons

The recent slaughter of children is tragic. We cannot stop this by banning certain types of weapons. Why is a rifle banned because it has a pistol grip? Would a wooden stock be OK on the same gun? Mental Health funding is the answer.

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