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February 10, 2013

Letters to the Editor - Feb. 10, 2013

Let gun dealers issue permits

Dear Editor,

It seems likely that buying a gun will require a universal background check.

Requiring an individual to conduct a background on another could be a bureaucratic nightmare.

I suggest that the existing network of gun dealers could be used to conduct background checks for individuals. A person could go to a participating dealer, fill out the necessary forms and have a digital photograph taken. Upon passing the background check a card could be issued to that person.

The card would have a photograph, necessary personal information, a serial number, expiration date and a statement that this person is authorized to buy guns, ammunition, accessories, etc. The seller would compare person to photograph and, if there is a match, complete the sale. Since there is no legitimate reason for the government to know who owns what the seller would not be required to keep a record of the sale.

There must be no fee for this service anymore than there is a fee for voter registration. Both the right to vote and the right to keep and bear arms are fundamental to a free society.

Delbert L. Miller, Weatherford

What’s happening to our country?

Dear Editor,

On the front page of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Monday, Feb. 4, was an article, “Obama Says The Boy Scouts Should Allow Gay Members.”

Obama also says that he is a Christian. If he is a Christian, maybe he should read the Bible, and find out what the Bible reads about Homosexuals, or gays. Genesis 2:21-23 reads about how God made man, then took a rib from man and made woman. Not another man, but a woman. Or maybe Obama should read Leviticus 18:22-23, 20-13.

I feel this is a disgrace to our country. If I had a son in Boy Scouts I would be very upset to even think this would even thought about, and I would not let him stay in Boy Scouts. It was bad enough when Obama was on television stating that he approved of same sex marriages. Religious or civic groups are not the same and should not be looked on as the same.

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