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HENRY SCHMID

Sonoma

A show of respect

EDITOR: Since when is kneeling a sign of disrespect? Knights knelt before their king. The faithful kneel in prayer. When asking forgiveness, we might even say, “On bended knee, I am truly sorry for what I did.” We kneel to comfort a crying child or help an injured person.

Perhaps we should all kneel and repent for our disrespect to our brothers and sisters, for our failure to tell the truth, for our lack of compassion toward our fellow citizens here and around the world. We certainly can do better. Let’s all kneel in humility and ask for the strength to be better human beings.

CARROLL ALBERTSON

Santa Rosa

Too much violence

EDITOR: With all the terrible violent attacks going on the world today, why do writers, producers and directors keep making all the violent films? Oh yeah, money. Maybe it’s time they stop and think about human lives instead. I, for one, will not spend one penny to watch a violent movie on TV or at the theater.

I’m sick of the awful events going on.

TONI MacDONALD

Santa Rosa

Too much firepower

EDITOR: Sen. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, said that he wouldn’t ban AR-15s because they’re safe if “appropriately used.” This is a version of the old mantra “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”

Well, sparky, a nuclear weapon is also safe if “used appropriately.” That doesn’t mean citizens are entitled to tote nukes around in case they need to defend themselves or are worried that they won’t be able to bring down that deer over there with a single rifle shot.

The Las Vegas shooter modified his AR-15s with aftermarket add-ons such as bump stocks and 100-round magazines to put his long guns into full automatic mode, enabling him to fire multiple volleys over a 10-minute period at a rate-of-fire of 90 rounds per minute, according to the cops.

The National Rifle Association and the unified Republican government are absolute and willing enablers of people with problems. Worse, it’s about to get a whole lot easier for those troubled folks to go on a shooting spree, because the government is fixing to put legislation out that will allow citizens to buy silencers for their firearms — although police in hundreds of cities have invested in sound-processing technology to locate gunshots.

GARY DEVINE

Santa Rosa

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