To the Editor:

Reference Ann McFeatters’ column titled, “Senate gun vote should resound at polls” in the April 22, 2013, Killeen Daily Herald’s Opinion Page A4.

I do not think I have ever heard such a sore loser be so vile and misinformed as Ms. McFeatters expounds in her gun control rant. She does not seem to understand representative government, the Second Amendment or the concept of majority rules.

She vilifies senators of both parties who voted against the latest bid for gun control legislation, even though these senators were representing the majority of their constituency.

She only sees her side of the gun control debate and disregards the millions of people who feel differently than she does. She lays the defeat of gun control 2013 at the feet of the National Rifle Association (NRA). The truth of the matter is that the NRA only represents a small percent of the voting public.

McFeatters argues that “hunters and sport shooters do not need huge magazines that fire dozens of bullets in a few seconds.” The Second Amendment is not about hunters or sport shooters. It is about American citizens being able to defend themselves against a tyrannical government with modern weapons. A tyrannical government is a government that has an insatiable appetite for our tax dollars, does not listen to the American voter, and spends our tax dollars foolishly.

I cannot think of anything more divisive to our nation when the “majority rules” is disregarded by the minority as our way of settling disputes. The debate never stops even though a majority decision has been reached by vote. I think this is one reason why government has grown so large and out of touch with the American people, and why Congress’ approval rating is in the toilet.

No one understands why we ship resources overseas when we have Americans suffering at home; why we have such a proliferation of laws that no one understands or even reads; why our immigration system is now laughable; and why our schools are failing to educate our children. We continually spin our wheels and nothing gets done. In my mind, this is what is shameful.

George Van Riper

Harker Heights

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[sad]I have now moved KDH to the same list as the New York times,LA times and all the other liberal moron newspapers

Dr Strangelove

MR. Van Riper and Bubba SPOT ON! What she really forgotten the big news of the day there is a Pro-Basketball player is homosexual; the heck with our freedoms being stripped away. I’ve noticed all these rich liberal elites have licenses to carry and armed body guards. “Do what I say not what I do.” That should be their battle cry.


Thanks to KDH, you've now had your rant on gun control and all the things wrong with this great nation.


Ain't freedom great? Ain't it great that we have freedom of the press and the right to bear arms without interference from you? Why do you hate freedom?


What you read was the typical behavior of the modern leftist: arrogant, ignorant, imperial, uninformed, dismissive, and disrespectful. They compare law-abiding citizens to mass murderers, they try to inject a "need" into the Constitution in order to strip Americans of their rights, and attack the Constitution to advance their "progressivism" and "forward thinking". They demonize civil rights groups that oppose them, and demand that citizens who disagree with them be silent while they decide what the rights of those so obviously inferior to them should be. Does any of this sound familiar?

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