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Christmas gun

  • Friday, January 3, 2014

Christmas gun

Dear Editor,

News reported the day after Christmas about the unique, bizarre gift Capt. Haley gave to his wife, our Governor Nikki Haley was, to say the least, disconcerting and should be deeply offensive to the millions of people here, particularly Christians. We certainly have no need to know, or care, what a spouse gives his wife as a gift for Christmas.

However, when it was revealed that the gift was a Beretta pistol costing over $ 500. Governor Haley chose to publicize the gift on social media and it even made national news. We believe the concern should arise when our Governor extolled the virtue of this on the most sacred holiday of the year, Christmas which is a national holiday for everyone as a day to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Prince of Peace and one who

gave his life to a simple, but terrrbly difficult message of “Love one another...”

Goveernor Haley is governor of a state which ranks among the higest in the nation in gun-related deaths and among the lowest in the country in meninagful gun safety laws. What she did in publicizing the gift of a gun to celebrate the birth of Jesus show she is clueless to an issue that results in the deaths of 34 people every day ant thousands each year and to the awesome power of the Nationall Rifle Aoociation whose leadership successfully blocks any attempt by Congreess to even allow a vote on a simple backgrouind check which polls show a large majority of US citizens, including NRA members, wanted passed.

Again, we have no problem with what people give as gifts but we do deeply resent what Gov. Haley did. We need to remember this at election time.

Bob Ielfield

Sequoia Drive

Summerville

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