A medley of responses to Mountain Xpress

If 85 percent of Asheville's residents are against the water-system transfer, then pretty much all of Asheville is against it [“The Water-System Merger Hurts Us All,” Jan. 16, Xpress]. Let’s move on and stop wasting everyone’s time/energy. P.S. Moffitt, please tell whatever business partner you had in this venture that you need another angle to screw us and benefit you.

Remember when all those cops kept getting killed by drivers along the freeway and that sucked [“Scooters are Everywhere,” Jan. 16 Xpress]? Yeah, people collectively decided, “Hey, maybe I should move to the left lane so it’s not so scary.” Asheville please apply this logic and respect to people pushing strollers, changing their tires, people riding mopeds and bicycles on the side of the road. Let’s make life more pleasant for all.

The Aurora shooter stopped shooting because his gun got jammed [Several letters, including, “Is Gun Control the Answer?Jan. 2 Xpress]. High-capacity magazines are for people who need to shoot a lot of bullets fast. Those people are people in war zones, gangs, or are drug lords or mass murderers. When was the last time a hunter needed 100 bullets to kill an entire herd of deer? Never? If someone is breaking into your house, I’m sure two hand guns or a shotgun will do the trick.

I don’t want to be told I’m a sinner/jerk for an hour every week [“Keeping the Faith,” Dec. 26 Xpress]. Let’s have churches preach love, acceptance and caring for our neighbors, not how our neighbors are all wrong/going to hell if they don’t believe what we believe.

Turn off the news, especially news that sensationalizes hate.

— Mark Strazzer

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2 thoughts on “A medley of responses to Mountain Xpress

  1. Tycer

    Hi Mark, In your third paragraph, you address need. There is no need for many things we own and enjoy. You do not need your car. You do not need your computer. You do not need multiple homes. Yet you have them, and enjoy them as many people have and enjoy 30 round magazines for their battle rifles. There are millions and millions of these magazines and battle rifles in the hands of your countrymen and women being used and enjoyed every day and we can still count on our natural digits the number of times these weapons have been used in mass shootings. We forget just how responsible a people we really are.

    • Mark

      While I understand that a car and house and maybe even a computer could kill someone they are not designed to kill living things. You have to jump through a lot of hoops to buy a house. We are recovering when people are not responsible when buying house (ie housing market crash and burn) so regulations step into place and help out with this. This is what is necessary to keep objects that are designed to kill people out of everyone’s hands. When was the last time you used your 30 round magazine and for what purpose? Please site examples of civilians who were in need (to use your words) of a 30 round magazine.

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