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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • JN Letter to the Editor: Under Pressure

  • I really felt bad for Senator Joe Manchin when his gun control bill failed in the U.S. Senate.
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  • Dear Editor:
    I really felt bad for Senator Joe Manchin when his gun control bill failed in the U.S. Senate.
    It must be frustrating for dedicated public servants when they fail to procure legislation that their constituents so badly want.
    However, I have been told he and his cohorts, Joe Biden and Harry Reed, may sponsor Legislation the will give gun control advocates new hope. I understand that they are considering in light of the Boston Marathon bombings, a ban on pressure cookers or at least background checks on private sales including those made at home shows.
    They may also consider a bill that would ban cookers with capacity over 8 quarts. It could make a mere possession of a 23-quart canner subject to a drone strike or instant incarceration for life without even a trial.
    Nathan Hill
    Sandyville, WV

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