Letters: Naval Academy superintendent offers condolences to ‘our paper’

Letters: Naval Academy superintendent offers condolences to 'our paper'

Superintendent Ted Carter addresses the class of 2021 during the Oath of Office at the conclusion of I-Day at the United States Naval Academy. (File photo / Capital Gazette) Our paper On behalf of the entire Naval Academy family, I extend our deepest sympathies for the tragedy that all of you at the Capital Gazette experienced June 28. Like many others, we grieve the senseless loss of Rob Hiaasen, Wendi Winters, Gerald Fischman, John McNamara and Rebecca Smith. Our hearts and prayers are with you, your staff and their families during this difficult time. We are all Annapolitans and the Capital Gazette is "our paper," and when tragic events like this happen they affect us all. We are standing by to assist you in any way that we can. VICE ADM. TED CARTER Superintendent Naval Academy Gun control First of all, I am not calling for the elimination of all guns in America, and am not against Second Amendment rights. What I do believe is that it should be illegal, and proportionately punishable by law, to own or possess weapons of mass destruction outside of government authorized military operations. I would also call for strict legal limits on stockpiling weapons of all kinds, by private citizens. In addition, I advocate passing strong and enforceable state and federal “red flag laws” similar to the one passed into law here in Maryland just recently. Had Maryland politicians not delayed this law from going into effect until October, it is quite possible […]

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