Many of the statements contained in Ray Simpson's Oct. 23 Viewpoints letter [Gun owners just want to be left alone] require a response in the same public forum in which they were made. First, he added "Rest in Peace" to the Gun Rights and Responsibilities Group (GRRG) of which both he and I are members. To my knowledge, it is not dead.
Next Tuesday, Oct. 29, I will be hosting a town hall meeting in Oak Park to discuss proposed renovations of the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) and improvements to the CTA Blue Line. I hope you will be able to join this important discussion.
Yes, we know, an editorial about a school board's committee structure is not exactly a lapel-grabber. But, if we told you the current and preliminary discussion at Oak Park and River Forest High School about how many board members ought to serve on a sub-committee is really about building trust, about avoiding micro-management, about focusing on the really critical issues, could we hold your interest for a couple of hundred words?
The Fenwick High School Blackfriars Guild will open its new season by presenting Two Heads Are Better Than One, a comedy by Pat Cook, on Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. in the Fenwick Auditorium, 505 Washington Blvd.
You inadvertently stumbled onto the actual origin of the team name [Let's hear it for the Washington Potatoheads! Ken Trainor, Viewpoints, Oct. 23]. The Boston Redskins, before moving to D.C. in 1937, were named after the patriots (not "angry white guys") who dumped tea in Boston Harbor disguised as Indians.
While it is true that "gun owners just want to be left alone" as Ray Simpson pointed out in his One View last week [Viewpoints, Oct. 23], we as gun owners certainly recognize that we have a clear responsibility to everyone to be not only law abiding, but to look for thoughtful ways to improve the laws that exist in Illinois and to suggest ways to improve laws nationally.