The president doesn't want your guns, folks - settle down. He, and the majority of Americans, want your assault rifles and more public protection regarding the sale of deadly weapons. In short, common-sense regulations for the gun industry. We live with common-sense regulations that limit our individual liberties every day, and the Republic still stands. In the interest of public health and safety, we need a driver's license to take a dangerous vehicle out on ...
To Congressman Howard McKeon: As one of your constituents in Santa Clarita, I urge you to vote yes on the common sense gun safety bills that will be presented to the House of Representatives in the weeks ahead. There has never been a better time for the United States to consider how best to protect the people of this country without destroying the Second Amendment. As head of the House Armed ...
I am tired of reading and hearing it's the guns, it's the music, it's the video games, it's schools.
Danny Tyree's tirade on Monday morning regarding repealing the 22nd Amendment was entertaining enough if it wasn't such a serious subject.
I write this not to besmirch, but to lift up. To the extent that Gary Horton laments capitalism in his Jan. 9 column, "A bad day for good taste in Santa Clarita," I praise capitalism for the freedom it allows us, and our souls, to achieve our purpose in life. Free market capitalism is the best way for the Holy Spirit to work in us. Pity not the restaurant ...
Having read The Signal for 40 years, I am compelled to write my first Letter to the Editor. I am appalled by Rob Kerchner's Jan. 6 rant on Social Security (or as he calls it, "antisocial theft"). Having paid into it my entire working life and now living meagerly on it in my retirement, I and countless others would be on the street without it. The challenge is keeping up with ...
The English language is falling into decay, especially by the following three venues: rap music, texting and everyday speech. Indeed, all three of them are making it hard to communicate properly with one another.
Regarding Tammy Messina's column, "What is gun control?" Jan. 11: Tammy Messina wastes two columns mostly defending people's rights to own handguns to defend themselves, a right that is not even under attack by proposed or pondered legislation. She brings up the old and tired line that "guns, assault style or otherwise, don't randomly kill people." One could file this away with the observation that tanks, drones and nuclear weapons also don't randomly kill people. ...
What is with our youth? Well, I know. My grandson wanted me to prove to the world that his grandma could play video games. I bought a Playstation and hooked it up to my TV.
Guns, guns, and more guns! Every time a crazy goes off his head because he feels powerful with his weapon, the whole country gets excited. They propose all kinds of solutions to make things safer. They want teachers to have guns, they want armed guards at all schools. Most of the things they propose will never work because what it comes down to is who shoots first has the advantage. The thing I think has ...
In a recent visit to the Monterey Presidio, I was talking to a state ranger and Huell Howser's name came up.
It's been said that "You can't fight city hall," and the latest tactic by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors regarding a homeowner fee for clean water proposed by the L.A. County Flood Control District makes that crystal clear.
Decade after decade, we've borrowed from literally penniless future generations, who don't even have the right to vote yet, in order to pay far more affluent grandparents today - and with even more chutzpah, we've called it "social" and "security," rather than "antisocial" and "theft."
There has been a steady discussion in the media since the recent massacre (in Newtown, Conn.). There have been many suggestions to prevent future tragedies and many explanations as to why these things occur.
Editor's note: The following letter was published in Friday's Signal but attributed to the wrong author. With our apologies to both the actual author and the credited author, we offer the letter in its entirety below with the correct attribution.
I always enjoy a good chuckle on a Sunday morning, and the letter by Richard Myers today allowed me a good one.
I recently read Brian Baker's April 24 letter "On logic, liberated thinking and gun control."
Sure hoping we will have other options besides the birds for the traffic circle sculpture coming to Old Town Main Street area.
It comes by surprise. Bombs explode and people run; some are killed, hundreds are injured. Why? What is in the mind of men to do such things?
In his article of April 20 ("Setting a bad example"), Tim Myers posits a definition of a "geography" partisan and divides them into good, neutral and bad.
I am very concerned that our democracy does not work in the Senate.
Jonathan Kraut's "Blame the bombers and nothing else" (April 23) is right about one thing: the acts perpetrated by the alleged Boston Marathon bombers the Tsarnaev brothers; Newtown's Adam Lanza; and cop terrorist Christopher Darner were all seeded in hate.
Congratulations to Scott Wilk on his success in gaining the approval of the Higher Education Committee of the Assembly for AB 806.
I really have to wonder at what passes for thinking in liberals. In his column - or maybe "rant" would be more accurate - on Wednesday, Gary Horton goes on a wild spree of finger-pointing about the failure of new gun control legislation at the federal level.
When I think about what the American people wanted in regards to gun control and what their representatives in Congress did for them, only one word comes to mind: betrayed.
Although the average American can celebrate Tax Freedom Day on April 18, Californians must wait nearly a week longer - until April 24 - to join the celebration.
California's single-party supermajority in Sacramento continues to churn out bad bills, harming children and families in the Golden State.
After reading lots of negative letters from a group I call "The Angry Five," I have a very positive story to tell.
It seems that it is difficult for some people to react to good news and a positive theme, especially the one relating to alcoholism.