A discussion on how to reduce gun violence in the United States: I read with interest "Gun rights with responsibilities" by Ken Trainor, et al [Viewpoints, Dec. 4]. I didn't know I had not signed onto this statement until I read so at the end of the article.
I want to thank John Erickson for his response (above right) to our statement "Gun Rights with Responsibilities." I was happy to see that he agrees that guns "should be kept away from criminals, the dangerously mentally ill, children and the suicidal."
My thanks to Representatives La Shawn K. Ford and Camille Lilly for voting against the pension theft bill that just passed both houses and will be signed into law by Governor Quinn. I don't know how they made their decisions, but however sweet the siren song to pass the bill and be done with it, I believe they made the tough, but correct vote.
District 97's Committee for Legislative Action, Intervention, and Monitoring (CLAIM) — a group of 13 citizens, two board members, and the superintendent, which advocates on behalf of Oak Park's public elementary schools — thanks our state legislators and the community for participating in an education policy forum at Julian Middle School on Oct. 9.