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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Second Amendment

Will new sales tax holiday be worth it?

Since both the House and Senate have passed similar bills, it’s likely that Mississippi will soon see a tax-free holiday on hunting and/or fishing items and supplies in the near future. Editor Don Whitten wonders if the tax money that will be lost could be better spent on other needs in the state. (February 27, 2014, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Jeff Justis expresses his concern abut some of the proposals introduced in the state Legislature as well as other issues, and writes that he’s glad to see similar views expressed by other letter-writers. (February 27, 2013, Page 4)

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      Why it matters

      Dr. Will Dabbs takes a look at our Constitution and tells why he and others defend it so strongly in a guest column. (February 14, 2013, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Vance Justice writes to encourage readers to take a further look at Justice Scalia’s opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller in regard to the Second Amendment and gun control, while T. Kim Funderburk writes to note the tremendous response and support of the lady whose house burned just before Christmas. (January 25, 2013, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Philip Loria writes about the Bill of Rights and history in relation to the Second Amendment and gun rights. (January 23, 2013, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Millie Stivers writes to say that the reason U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee voted against a bill to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy was because of all the “pork” attached to the bill, while Jack Dunbar writes to say that efforts to ban assault rifles does not violate the Second Amendment. (January 22, 2013, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Jim Shollenberger writes to say that the language in the Second Amendment is pretty clear when it comes to guns and a militia, Harry P. Owens writes to say that we need to move forward with reasonable gun regulations and David Smith writes to say that a recent editorial cartoon distorted the truth and misinformed readers about tax increases. (January 18, 2013, Page 4A)

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                Guns as targets in times of tragedy

                Dr. Will Dabbs writes a guest column about gun use and gun control in light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, noting that there are issues that need to be dealt with rather than almost immediately seeking a gun ban. (January 11, 2013, Page 4A)

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