Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Ban semi-automatic, automatic weapons

My thanks to the brave students of Parkland, Fla., and students throughout the United States for formulating a pointed message for sensible gun regulation. I… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2018

LETTER: Students should continue to make their voices heard

I am writing regarding the letter “Students shamelessly used” (3/18, Peninsula Daily News). I don’t know how well the letter writer knows [Port Angeles High… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2018

LETTER: Ample justification for gun control within the law

Congratulations to the students in Washington and across the country for standing up for common sense gun control. I have been an avid hunter and… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2018

LETTER: Enact laws for gun ownership like we require for driving cars

In a March 21 letter to the Peninsula Daily News, a writer stated, “We don’t blame the automobile for car crashes and try to ban… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2018

LETTER: If Trump fails, ‘fascist’ progressives will run D.C.

Ignorance meets total gullibility. Fascism is a political system where there are no individual rights and the state has complete control of all areas of… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2018

LETTER: U.S. rate from gun deaths disproportionate

This is a response to the letter of March 9 stating many reasons why additional restrictions on gun won’t help (“More restrictions won’t resolve gun… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2018

LETTER: Columnist agitates against gun rights

Columnist Thomas Friedman calls for war, hiding behind “students” (“Get offline, into NRA’s face,” PDN, Feb. 26). Typical agitator coward. Students blame gun rights (as… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018

LETTER: Republican, but not Fascist or Nazis

A writer on a March 11 letter, “Far right propaganda,” states “Fascism being the hallmark of conservatism.” Once again it demonstrates the liberal propensity to… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018

LETTER: Students and teachers should walk out until gun violence resolved

Recent news is filled with ideas and controversy about legislation to reduce the loss of student life from mass shootings. Premeditated murder is an extreme… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2018

LETTER: Bag ban just start of cleaning up

My gratitude goes to those taking leadership regarding a ban on plastic bags. We should be able to make the relatively small adjustment of giving… Continue reading

LETTER: Public rushes to ‘do something’ about school violence

Every particularly repugnant crime, like the recent Florida school shooting, produces understandable calls to “do something.” Unfortunately, many of the proposed “somethings” make little sense.… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2018

LETTER: Encouraging new moniker for president

With all the news about Trump I read in the Peninsula Daily News, it is time to use Trump’s tactics back on him and start… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

LETTER: Need to work on root of school violence problem

Until we quit asking ourselves why we have weapons that are capable of mass killings, and start asking ourselves what makes young people feel that… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

LETTER: Seconds the call for president’s censure

I want to second another writer’s feelings about our “dictator-for-life-wannabe” fake president (“Seeking support for HR 700, censure of the president,” PDN, March 15). I… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

LETTER: Wrong to alter fated life trajectories

Regarding the push to reinforce the barrier structures on local bridge spans, here is a thought: Perhaps we should not dictate one’s life trajectory. Suicide… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

LETTER: Students shamelessly used by political left

I am disappointed to see so many students shamelessly used by the political left. One student pictured (“Port Angeles High School students plan walkout,” PDN,… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2018

LETTER: Support candidates who will ‘do something’

Here we are in the third month of 2018 and we still have no working government. As always, we have a president so deep in… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2018

LETTER: Teachers’ imagination, passion make things happen

“Taking flight: PT students expand skills during mentoring program” (PDN, March 5) is a wonderful article by Jeannie McMacken. The Early Release Wednesday Tutoring and… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2018

LETTER: Prescribed psychiatric drugs at fault in violence

80 murdered, 172 injured — excluding Las… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2018

LETTER: Seeking support for HR 700, censure of the president

I encourage all citizens of Clallam and Jefferson counties to write or email Rep. Derek Kilmer supporting his co-sponsorship of House Resolution 700 to censure… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2018