Rushville Republican

Letters to the Editor

April 1, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to volunteer fire departments

Dear Editor,

We would like to take this opportunity to give a very special thank you to the Anderson Twp. Volunteer Fire Department and first responders, Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Dept. and Rushville Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. for the prompt and professional response to the fire in our hog building on March 24, 2014.

We are very fortunate to have such dedicated men and women who volunteer their time and talent to help their neighbors in the time of need.


The Meek and Morgan families


Why an assault rifle in the home?

Dear Editor:

I was pleased to learn that the owner of the M4 assault rifle used in the recent accidental killing of a Greensburg youth has been charged with two felonies.

Regardless of the outcome of this deeply distressing matter, the important question will never be adequately answered, that being: Why did the man own such a weapon and for what purpose did he intend to use it?

Personally, I cannot think of any reason for a reasonable person to own such a weapon--one clearly designed and intended for military use.

I do believe some folks who purchase such weapons have, way back in their minds, a dim sense that at some point they will sally forth to bring down the government.What folly, what misguided thinking--if, indeed, thinking is even involved in the process.

I am not a gun hater, and have always been a gun owner, but I’ve never found any reason to own ugly military-style weapons.

I learned safe gun handling at my father’s knee at a very young age; conversely, this man has clearly demonstrated a total ineptitude in how to handle firearms in an adult manner, to the sadly demonstrated peril of his children.

I received my information from the Greensburg Daily News and the Rushville Republican via a story written by Brent Brown and I thank those publications for their civic service.

Best regards,

Norm Voiles

Rural Rushville, Indiana

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