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2017 Letters to the editor stock

I wholeheartedly agree with The Times editorial “Listen to students’ voices on gun issue.”

I am a retired teacher, and I am very impressed with how the Parkland students who were so viciously victimized at the hands of an automatic weapon have so eloquently spoken out and expressed themselves and so effectively organized a powerful movement calling on public officials to enact some sensible gun control.

I am a gun owner and strong believer in the Second Amendment, but I don’t need a machine gun to protect myself. The time has come for the adults, particularly politicians, to responsibly step up to the plate and choose the safety of our kids over money and politics.

We need to listen to these brave kids from Parkland. I have been very impressed with how the students have carried themselves in their movement.

When a reporter asked a young lady why she thought the students would be able to effect positive change in the gun laws the young lady responded that “adults are influenced by money, but kids are influenced by feelings”.

I couldn’t believe that such a young person could come up with such a great answer. We need to listen to these students. We can learn something from them.

Brian Vukadinovich, Wheatfield


Local News Editor

Marc Chase is a veteran investigative reporter, columnist and editor of more than two decades. He currently leads The Times news staff as local news editor. He can be reached at 219-933-3327.