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Readers Talk About Texas School Shooting, Bulletproof Vest and Preakness – New York Daily News

Forked River, NJ: For the 212th time this year, we see heartbreaking images of broken families going through the worst day of their lives. Even more tragic is the fact that the United States is the only country to have this senseless level of violence. The people of this country again feel deep sadness, anger and helplessness, and the politicians who allow these tragedies double their immorality by saying that even more weapons are needed (because the nearly 400 million weapons in this country are not enough).

You have members of Congress who are like timeshare salesmen for gun manufacturers; politicians like Ted Cruz, who wrapped bacon around the barrel of an assault rifle to cook the bacon and eat it. Once again, Cruz and his colleagues in Congress say we need to arm everyone – the teachers, the school janitor, etc. Democrats’ proposed HR 8 bill to increase background checks has gathered cobwebs under Cruz and his fellow Republicans. Hours after the Texas school shooting, talking heads on Fox News like Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham blamed President Biden because after he got off his 5 p.m. flight from Asia, he chose to s address this nation instead of flying to Texas. hours of mass murder. Republicans like Marjorie Taylor Greene will more than likely hunt down the survivors of this school shooting like she did the survivors of the Parkland school shooting.

If you’re feeling helpless, heartbroken and angry, do something about it and vote to have every one of those useless clowns out of office, starting with the Lauren Boeberts, the MTGs and Ted Cruz. Jim Hughes

Lakewood, NJ: So Sen. Ted “Grandpa Munster” Cruz is concerned that the Democrats are “politicizing” yet another school massacre. His stupid statement did just that – politicized the brutal murder of innocent children and their beloved teacher. Instead of offering “thoughts and prayers” and worrying about politics, he and his distraught supporters must implement stricter background checks and ban assault rifles. It’s not about being political, numb Cruz, it’s about saving precious lives. Frank Mongiello

Staten Island: I can hear it now. Every time we have a mass shooting in this country, our politicians (mostly Republicans) heave a sigh of anguish — not sadness for the victims, but because they now have to find a way to evade the enactment. of any gun control law. Poor babies. How frustrating it must be for them. Nothing will ever pass until foolish acts like these happen to them or any of their family members. Denis Pascale

Spring Valley, NY: This country has this great debate over Roe v. Wade because of killing unborn babies. What about babies dying from being shot in their classrooms and on the streets? Don’t they matter? Dolores McDonald

Rockaway Beach: I heard the National Rifle Association releases a hungry wolf into some elementary school classrooms once a year. This way some of the kids will survive and it will offset the deadly gun stats. Problem solved! What, your heart still hurts? Call the NRA: not really answering. Maureen McNelis

Brooklyn: I don’t know what to call it – gun culture or violence culture or whatever, but these mass murders are a uniquely American phenomenon. Most of the studies seem to show that banning assault weapons doesn’t really have an effect. The idea of ​​putting the blame (and the possible solution) around mental illness is ridiculous. There are mentally ill people in every country but they don’t slaughter 19 children. You can correlate guns per capita to mass murder in the United States, but is it really valid? Maybe it’s a domino effect? In other words, school murders have started to become more common in the United States, so an angry or unhinged person will see this as an acceptable route to releasing their rage – instead of killing themselves, getting help or do nothing. I’m all for getting rid of every gun, but that’s never gonna happen. I’m afraid it has become deeply embedded in our culture and society. It seems impossible to explain. There is no easy fix and I’m afraid it will only get worse. Pierre Magnotta

Manhattan: In the Buffalo and Uvalde mass shootings, the killers wore bulletproof vests. This protected the killer and prevented security guards from stopping the carnage. Security guards are trained to target the body of an assailant; aiming for the head or legs could miss, ricochet and kill an innocent bystander. The Second Amendment talks about carrying guns, not body armor. Limit bulletproof vests! John Stout

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Stamford, Connecticut: How do student shooters get into schools with firearms? Do American schools have security guards to check backpacks? Gun laws are ignored but there is much prayer and talk. Debbie Bozek

Maspeth: I’ve been saying this for years: Every school in the United States of America should have two police officers assigned to it every school day. I don’t care what people don’t want; that’s what it’s gonna be. It should have and could have been avoided if we had done it. It would even deter people from trying the experiment. Lance Lovejoy

Hillsdale, NJ: Dear Voicer Barry Koppel: I’m sorry the Daily News ignored the Celebrate Israel parade. But your last paragraph, a nasty beard regarding the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, was bigoted, unwarranted, and unwarranted. The Irish parade in New York on March 17, proudly celebrating their history and heritage for over 250 years. What about drunken revelers? They are usually non-Irish teenagers living outside the city, such as Kew Gardens Hills. Mike McCrory

Brooklyn: Re “A closet probe” (May 21): Can someone explain to me what an MTA diversity officer does, how that title is involved in directing funds to minority-owned businesses and how is the salary of over $200,000 justified? Sounds like a silly job title created for someone’s relative/friend. Marguerite Cammallere

Arverne: Could an editor there tell cartoonist Bramhall that his picturesque sketches shedding light on the Tube murders are in very poor taste? This is not the first time that I am moved to challenge him on this very serious subject. Thomas A. Thon

Bonita Springs, Florida: Decouncey Hurley’s voice letter said it all about what’s wrong with this country — also, the reason I moved from New York to Florida. There was only one line: “I voted for Eric Adams because the others were too liberal. What? Last time I checked, there was a Republican you could have voted for! You lefties wouldn’t even consider that, I guess. Curtis Sliwa, anyone? You all got what you voted for. Now are you complaining? Even with the White House! Bring back Rudy Giuliani and President Trump! Wake up, woke democrats, before we become a third world country – if we aren’t there already. Gail Jackson

Fishkill, NY: As expected, DJT made an appearance at Preakness and the 75-1 underdog finished last, just strides behind GOP. Although his owner, The Donald, claimed that his horse had in fact won, we all clearly saw that even the lame Fake News easily beat the two losers by five furlongs! The winner was Let’s Go Merrick after Just Say You Won was disqualified for cheating during the race. Surprisingly, the three favorites, Uprising, Witch Hunt and Legitimate Political Protest were disqualified for failing an equine intelligence test before the race. The disqualified trio were observed watching Fox News in their pits just before the race. The future looks uncertain for several 3-year-olds who performed poorly at Preakness, including Putin’s Best Buddy, Perfect Call, Kids in Cages, Stolen Election and Extortion. The only apparent controversy that marred the event was the persistent moaning of the finalist who continued to complain about having won. Sad! Gerald Browne