Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The event at First Division Museum was put on by the organization HistoryMakers and featured Lt. General Russel L. Honore
A panel discussion featuring African-American military leaders and held at Cantigny Park's First Division Museum in Wheaton in February focused heavily on gun-violence issues, such as the nearly 2,500 shootings reported in Chicago in 2012, the Suburban Life reports. According to the paper, featured guest Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore said that change needs to happen in politics, communities and families, and that more political focus needs to be placed not on "Wall Street versus Main Street," but on "Railroad Street," places where a lack of access to education, arts and after-school activities railroad young people into violence and crime. "Show me where the violence is happening in the city, and I'll show you a whole class of kids that are …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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Thursday, February 14
Recent mass shootings are hitting too close to home. My sister lives just outside of Aurora, Colorado. One of my cousins shops in the Clackamas Mall in Oregon and another cousin attended Virginia Tech when the shooting occurred there. A good Glen Ellyn friend is friends with the parents of the little girl who was the sole survivor of her class in Newtown. I cannot sit still any longer. If this is not the moment to change things, then what will the next moment look like? Even today, Representative Roskam does not support universal background checks for firearm purchases or any other gun violence prevention measures being discussed in Washington DC. Following the tragedy in Newtown, there is real political momentum. We must act now to …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Glen Ellyn Patch welcomes letters to the editor. Submit letters for consideration to Local Editor Mary Ann Lopez at email@example.com.
To the Editor: The National Rifle Association and its supporters like to say: "Guns don't kill people; people kill people." The fact is, though, that it is much harder to kill without a gun and so easy to kill large numbers very fast with semi- or fully automatic weapons. The recent school incident in China (taking place about the same time as the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting) illustrates this point perfectly. There, a mad man entered a school intending to harm a class of 22 small children. Because he had only a knife, no one was killed, although a few people were injured. In our highly religious nation, how is it that gun owners and the financial interests of the gun industry trump the lives of so many, including those of little …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A Glen Ellyn reader contacts Congressman Peter Roskam's office to inquire about his stance on gun rights after the Newtown shooting and the future of NRA campaign donations and receives an inadequate response.
Glen Ellyn Patch welcomes letters to the editor. Letters should be submitted for consideration to Local Editor Mary Ann Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org. --------------- As a parent and grandparent, I was moved to tears by the tragic shootings at Newtown, Connecticut. I am not opposed to gun ownership. Many enjoy hunting and they should be able to continue to do so. I have never owned a firearm or even discharged one in my life, and I have never understood the need to own an assault weapon. In today's reality we permit these dangerous offensive weapons to exist in every state across the country. On Sunday, I asked myself two questions. Am I really prepared to say that I am powerless in the face of the Newtown carnage, that the politics are too …