CCW, bullying and more

Letters to the editor

Criminals will know what houses to avoid

Re “Who should have access to permit list?,” March 11: There are First Amendment rights and there are Second Amendment rights. I have no problem with publishing the names and addresses of citizens who have legally complied with the law as long as journalists working in radio, TV and newspapers have the exact same infringement of rights applied to them.

People who have legally complied with the law and have undergone extensive background checks should not be treated as if they are criminal sex offenders whose addresses are made public. Mass murderers and other criminals are not among those being issued concealed carry permits.

Further, publishing the names and addresses of legal gun owners is an easy way to inform criminals which homes they would be wise to avoid when looking for victims. JOSEPH LOVERTI, MIAMISBURG

This generation is ‘all about drama’

There has always been bullying and there always will be bullying. The difference between this generation of young people and those of us who went to school in the ’50s and ’60s is that this generation cannot cope with adversity. Why is it that so many young people commit suicide when their boyfriend or girlfriend breaks up with them or takes a weapon to school to kill their classmates?

This current generation seems to be all about drama and they just cannot cope when things don’t go their way. Somewhere along the way our culture has really taken a wrong turn. I hope we can find our way back before it is too late. MICHAEL LEACH, SPRINGFIELD

Speak Up

When is the state of Ohio going to get with the times and go to one license plate and have an adult design that plate?

A solution to traffic camera intrusion would be to accidentally get a little mud on your license plate before you travel through known areas with cameras. It works great.

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