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Letter to the Editor: Another look at those student protestors


Have you wondered how many students walked out of school for a so-called gun protest with a clear workable plan in mind? Watching and reading news reports I did find a few, but most did not.

Are students being pushed into the far-left gun grab agenda? Few of their demands would decrease gun violence. Why is it they are not walking out to protest distracted driving, this kills more students than gun violence.

According to the National Safety Council, 23 percent of all crashes are due to cell phones, translating into 1.6 million cell phone car crashes per year. By conservative estimations, cell phones and texting while driving account for about 5000 deaths per year. Far more than school shootings. Why not the same outrage when a child is shot in the inner city?

Why is it that in so many interviews some of the students could not answer the simplest questions about the problem, while others were articulate?

Probably typical of student protests. Admittedly, I did some protesting as a student with good intentions, even if I had not fully thought out the problems.

Had the adults had done their jobs properly and followed up on information presented to the authorities; we would not have had most of these problems in the first place, and we would not be playing games with the Second Amendment. Students have a right to feel safe in school, who can blame them for being angry with adults?

William F Hineser,


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