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Reader Opinion: Strange creatures

Republican politicians are really strange creatures. I suppose most politicians may be, but Party Republicans really take the cake. Someone shoots 26 teachers and children--children--at a school. Bullets from the particular weapons used do a lot ...

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Republican politicians are really strange creatures. I suppose most politicians may be, but Party Republicans really take the cake.

Someone shoots 26 teachers and children-children-at a school. Bullets from the particular weapons used do a lot of damage to a child. Enough said.

Other children are traumatized by this for life, no different than all the brave soldiers coming back from whatever country we've attacked last. We thank them for their service, buy them lunch, then go and vote for more war-mongering fools and war criminals.

I haven't heard of anyone buying the children lunch. We could've thanked them by taking some action, however ineffective, to at least try reducing the amount of gun insanity in the country. Instead, we slap those surviving children in the face by doing absolutely nothing.

It's 'American' capitalism. They say it's gun profits keeping the NRA from "allowing" our politicians from doing what true patriotic 'Americans' want. Compare the cigarette hawkers who refused to admit cancer deaths from smoking. (John Wayne died of lung cancer.)

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President Obama makes a passionate plea after Sandy Hook. He's ridiculed by Republicans. This time he makes an un-passionate plea. He gets the same response. It's easy to see how disgusted and distraught he is; I'm surprised he didn't throw up while speaking.

A bunch of greedy people won't let anything hurt sales of guns, and sales of violence. Yes, violence is peddled like any other product.

Their target is a bunch of insecure people with a childish nature who seem to use guns in place of pacifiers. And no, you're not protecting our liberty. We're losing that because of all the violence.

A. Martin

Merrifield

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