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Thursday's Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Regarding the story about gun laws that take effect this year, I found it rather amusing that Ryan Pipkin says it does not sit well with him regarding his privacy (“Long-gun buyers stock up,” Wednesday). He says he pays his taxes, and that’s all they need to know. Does he own a car? Guess what? The government knows the year, make, color, serial number, license, etc. Does he have a Facebook account? Instagram? Job? Not much left to privacy these days, and most of it we willing give out.


Santa Rosa

Guns and ammo

EDITOR: This letter is in response to the front page of The Press Democrat on New Year’s Day. A former Marine, still wearing camo, sighting a sniper rifle in a gun store in Santa Rosa? Really? Maybe someone should tell him he’s not in Afghanistan anymore. And as far as the government keeping records of firearms, so what? Does anyone in their right mind believe that the FBI will go door to door across the entire country confiscating them?

More NRA/2nd Amendment/tea party paranoia is what it seems to be. I own guns. They're registered. I have absolutely no problem with that.

With all the violence in the news today, the PD could find more relevant topics to cover.



Thanks, Bob

EDITOR: Commendations to The Press Democrat and Bob Padecky for 26 years of award-winning journalism as a sports writer. His farewell article on Tuesday epitomized why his career is unmatched. His perspective spanned all issues and participants of our sporting world.

His work championed the youth of our community which I appreciated as a local high school coach and continue to value as a sports enthusiast. His journalism embraced the spirit of competition while chronicling the athlete’s ability to overcome obstacles. Bob’s keen insights into the intangibles of integrity, courage and commitment made his work compelling and comprehensive.

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