Editorial cartoon got it right: Americans pay when tariffs are imposed

Editorial cartoon got it right: Americans pay when tariffs are imposed

Gun Rights

Don’t use deaths for your agenda Leonard Pitts Jr. was absolutely wrong with his Tuesday column, “People are dying for nothing,” (9A) He diminishes the heroism and sacrifices of Kendrick Castillo, Riley Howell and Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who gave their own lives to save many others from the evil attacks of mass shooters. To use their deaths as fodder for his own leftist, anti-Second Amendment agenda is disgraceful. Pitts brought shame to himself with this commentary. And the Star-Telegram should not have published his diatribe. Unlimited Digital Access: Only $0.99 For Your First Month Get full access to Star-Telegram content across all your devices. SAVE NOW The wrong target to focus on I am a gun person. Unapologetically. Also, I have held Leonard Pitts in high esteem for years. But his Tuesday column illustrates a dark turn his writing has taken. “Gun people” are not one amorphous mass to be glibly described in a few negative phrases or dismissed as unrealistic idealists. We, as a group and individually, are keenly aware of the misuse of firearms worldwide. We, too, grieve anyone’s sudden and catastrophic departure from this life. Pitts’ column is little more than another drumbeat for action without thought, another emotional appeal for a quick fix to a big problem. Let’s fix tragic and unnecessary deaths by drunken drivers. Then we’ll be in a far better position to deal with crimes of passion, whether by knife, bat or firearms. A better system than the IRS What is wrong with […]

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