To the editor:
During a recent Senate subcommittee presentation, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said it was currently “legal to hunt humans” with rifles equipped with high-capacity magazines. I didn’t know that.
I don’t own nor do I desire to own any so-called assault-type rifle with a high-capacity magazine, and neither do I believe Sen. Feinstein.
However, if people do start believing that Sen. Feinstein knows what she’s talking about, and that it’s legal to hunt humans with high-capacity magazines, it could cause a lot of people to purchase such weapons and start targeting those who want to ban such weapons or high-capacity magazines.
STEVEN G. HAYES SR.
To the editor:
In response to the story about the Henderson police officer who drove his department vehicle on the rim until it was consumed in flame, just one more thought:
Last year, I was returning from a local store with my 7-year-old grandchild when we experienced a blowout. Immediately this little girl told me to go park in the empty lot across the street while we called AAA. Both my little grandchild and I knew that it would be absolute folly to drive the eight or so blocks home on a blown-out tire.
This supposedly well-trained police veteran now gets an extra paid vacation while he is put on “paid administrative leave.” Does anyone see anything wrong with this?
NORTH LAS VEGAS
April 2 primary
To the editor:
I certainly hope the citizens of Henderson will not forget when voting that the current mayor and City Council members are the ones who wrongly fired the city manager, costing thousands of dollars. They’re also the ones who lowered the requirements for a new city attorney so they could hire a senator’s son.
Additionally, this stadium affair shows how they conduct “due diligence.”
Send them to school
To the editor
We have two major problems here: too many people out of work and failing schools.
First principle: Everyone who is an able-bodied person, getting welfare money from the government, should get up in the morning like the rest of us and contribute to the well-being of those who are paying for their upkeep.
Second principle: Our schools are a mess. Teachers do well just to maintain order. Having 30 or so undisciplined and unmotivated kids in your classroom is a recipe for chaos.
So, everyone on welfare is assigned to a classroom to monitor and help teach. He/she doesn’t get paid — they’re already paid. If they don’t show up and don’t do what they’re supposed to, they don’t get their welfare.
Now the teacher has maybe three more adults in the classroom. These supporters get to know the students and tailor discipline and help to each student. School days are longer, encompassing study and work periods.
What if the “supporter” is only educated at fourth-grade level? Assign them to kindergarten and challenge them to move up. That will help them get a job. There is a skill here.
You must show up on time every day, you must take supervision, you must get along with your peers, you must accept criticism and use it to upgrade your work and you must obey the rules of the establishment.
What about bad people being in the classroom with vulnerable kids? Contact is only in the classroom, with multiple adults there. If anything illegal is done, put the offender in jail. This whole process is free. The government spends no more money than it’s spending now.
The “supporter” now has worth, discipline, a resume and work friends. The kid has a friend who really knows, helps and cares about them. A win/win situation all around.