Letters to the Editor
Volume VII Number 41
October 14-20, 1999

When "W" Stands for Weapons, Too

Dear New Bay Times~Weekly:

Dubya, (Gov. George W. Bush of Texas) has been aptly nicknamed. The W. stands for wimp. A real president doesn't call the recent multiple killings "a wave of evil" that can only be solved by "more love in society." A real president puts six new laws right in the National Rifle Association's face:

In 1995, he signed a law letting Texans carry concealed weapons. Early this year, he signed another law stopping Texas cities from suing gun makers, as have 20 other cities. In a recent poll, 76 percent of Americans said they wanted handgun registration and 59 percent will vote for a pro-gun control candidate for president. Are you listening Dubya?

-James A. Hoage, Severna Park

Burton's Reasoning Fishy

Dear New Bay Times~Weekly:

Bill Burton writes (Vol. 7, No. 40) last week that we shouldn't "hoist our Confederate flag" and tell the Fisheries Commission we're going to do our own thing. He seems to think everything will get worked out if DNR puts on new rockfish rules next year.

Personally, I'm tired of all the rules when Massachusetts and coastal states keep catching the brunt of the big fish and we end up with the 16-inchers like we are this fall. What I want to know is who will crack down on the other states when DNR is cracking down on us?

-J. Watson, Prince George's County

Classic Coverage

Dear New Bay Times~Weekly:

Thanks for giving some attention to classic cars as you did with Christy Grimes' recent story about the Bluegrass Festival and Auto Show in Anne Arundel County. (Classy Company, Vol. VII No. 38.) When the successes of this century are totaled up, they are sure to include the Model A Ford and the '57 Chevy.

-Rob Hughes, Crofton

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