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Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness is a grassroots association dedicated to promoting biblical values of justice, care of creation, peace and nonviolent solutions to conflict.

Letter to the Editor – LancasterOnline

Categories: Multimedia

Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 2.51.38 PMThe enclosed should be in the newspaper in some form and/or your article.   I was present at the rally in Harrisburg  on  May 16, 2016,  held in the Capitol Rotunda.  Approximately  700 people came out to demand background checks for the sale of every gun and the passage of  HB 1010 in the House and  SB 1049 in the Senate. Let it be clear, this initiative in no way  interferes with the use of firearms for hunting and recreational purposes.

The failure to curtail the senseless homicides and suicides by firearms can be placed on the conscience of State and  National legislators.  The repeated mantra “guns do not kill people, people do” is irresponsible and nonsensical.  A person standing  on a high ridge shooting into a shopping mall cannot do it unless that person has a long gun.  The current policies are obviously not working.  All people with diverse views should be negotiating in a spirit of  good will instead of  stonewalling  and intimidating with ideological positions.

This issue is not given adequate visibility in the LNP.


Urbane Peachey
428 Haymarket Lane
Lititz, Pa. 17543

Author: LIPW

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