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It seems to me that politics and whom we choose as our elected representatives are the only realistic way to deter government tyranny. We need to have this conversation with hard-line NRA members. Because we’re not getting anywhere the way we’re going.

TRINA DE LA CHAPELLE

Santa Rosa

Saying farewell

EDITOR: Goodbye, Santa Rosa. I never thought I would be saying that, but time and things changed.

We retired and moved here to our dream house. Strange how some things have a major impact. Like others, we found out a fire will do that.

Now comes the recovery period. Find temporary housing. You want how much? Your excuse is the insurance company will pay for it. Then the house sellers. Another you want how much? Same answer. And don’t even ask about a builder.

Some ladies from the hospital where I volunteer are in the same boat. They gave me some festive hats to lift my spirits. I have spent 18 years with some of the greatest nurses there, and some of them also are in the boat.

So here’s my final goodbye to those who in our time of need turned on us, and instead of opening their hearts to us, went for our wallets, turning to greed.

My hope is that none of you ever hear someone beating on your door with these six words: “You have to get out now!”

JAMES MONA

Santa Rosa

Trump rushes in

EDITOR: Donald Trump says he would have charged inside the building even without a gun and confronted the Parkland, Florida school shooter. This is the same guy who dodged the draft during the Vietnam War with five different deferments because of bone spurs in his feet. The same guy who wants a military parade, wants to arm teachers and tells us not to worry about the National Rifle Association. His valor never ends.

CHRISTOPHER RIEBLI

Graton

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