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FEEDBACK: No more talk on guns. We need action now.

FEEDBACK: No more talk on guns. We need action now.

Kristen French, North Charleston: “The total number of children and teens killed or injured by gun violence nationwide since January 1 is at least 402. In South Carolina, during the same period, 47 people have died and 102 have suffered injuries from gun violence. (More: Gun Violence Archive.)

“I call on the S.C. Legislature to make South Carolina safer from gun violence. Evidence shows that laws strengthening background checks and permit-to-purchase are associated with decreased firearm homicide rates. (See this study).

“The Senate Judiciary Committee should vote NO on bill S. 449, which would gut the concealed carry permit system in our state and allow anyone to open carry without a background check or safety training. In Arizona and Missouri, gun violence has increased dramatically after implementing similar permit-less carry laws.”

by · 02/19/2018 · 0 comments · Feedback
FEEDBACK: Forgiveness column still touches heart

FEEDBACK: Forgiveness column still touches heart

John W. Martin III, McBee, S.C.: “It has been over a year and a half since I read your column about forgiveness at Emanuel Church in Charleston (I just read it again). You are one of the few who seem to acknowledge the greatness of what happened there. The difference in what happened in Charleston and what happened in other places after similar atrocities is incredible. It continues to return to my mind to the point that I want to visit that church.”

by · 02/12/2018 · 0 comments · Feedback
FEEDBACK: New woodworking group starting in West Ashley

FEEDBACK: New woodworking group starting in West Ashley

Michael Kaynard, Charleston: “My interest in woodworking was purely defensive. I knew my wife would be retiring within the year and I needed a hobby.  When I was turning 65, I asked for a chop saw for my birthday. What I really wanted was a miter saw but didn’t know enough about tools to ask for the right tool.

“Now it’s been a year and a half or so and I have reached my limit of incompetence. I don’t like reading text or watching YouTube to learn new techniques. I need to be shown how to do things.”

by · 01/22/2018 · 2 comments · Feedback
FEEDBACK:  Great article on tax flexibility

FEEDBACK:  Great article on tax flexibility

Gary Parker, Blythewood: “Great article on [how the] state should allow flexibility in the use of tourism taxes.”

by · 12/18/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
FEEDBACK:   Leave historical monuments alone

FEEDBACK:   Leave historical monuments alone

Bill Segars, Hartsville: “Leave our historical statues alone.  The people depicted in the statues, right or wrong, good or bad have formed us into who we are today​. “

by · 12/11/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
FEEDBACK:  Don’t look down, lawyer told

FEEDBACK:  Don’t look down, lawyer told

Joe Mendelsohn, Charleston: “On last week’s “Views from the water” photo essay:  I remember climbing up that ladder with my friend, Crayton Walters, leading the way. The pilot boat pulled away and there was nothing, but ocean under me.”

by · 12/04/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
Clark in 1960.

FEEDBACK:  Enjoyed column on Septima Clark

J. Herman Blake: “I truly loved the column you wrote on Septima [Clark] on Friday.  I read it over several times. You really caught the essence of her spirit and I was deeply moved.” Also, a comment by Patterson Smith, James Island.

by · 11/27/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
FEEDBACK:   Three letters on guns and violence

FEEDBACK:   Three letters on guns and violence

Katharine DuV. Beard, Camden, S.C.: “Thank you for this paragraph in your article on gun control, ‘But don’t be fooled that banning bump stocks, which isn’t being completely pooh-poohed by the NRA, is real gun control. It’s a temporary concession to quell debate on bigger issues of real gun control. It’s part of the political game in Washington that assumes if you throw a little red meat to the voters, they won’t look at doing something more substantive and with more scope.’”

Other letters from Ben Moise of Charleston and George Wilson of Stone Mountain, Ga.

by · 10/16/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
FEEDBACK:  On how things were and “barbaric” gun solution

FEEDBACK:  On how things were and “barbaric” gun solution

P.C. Coker, Charleston: “I hate to propose a barbaric response to this [gun] issue, but nothing will galvanize the public to demand more stringent controls on assault weapons and comprehensive background checks than for the media to start showing the dead in living color.” Also, a comment by Charleston’s Bryan Harrison.

by · 10/09/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
FEEDBACK:   Memories from 100 years ago and more on evacuation readiness

FEEDBACK:   Memories from 100 years ago and more on evacuation readiness

P.C. Coker, Charleston: “As Theodore White said in the Making of the President 1960, three things were the center of American discourse after World War II, civil rights, television, and the bomb. To that I would add for the South, air conditioning. ” Click to read more thoughts, including a letter from George Graf.

by · 09/25/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback