Letter to the Editor: How Ironic

In a photo from Tuesday, June 13, 2017, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., joined by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., far right, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

To the Editor:

I say many prayers for a complete recovery of Congressman Scalise and many thanks to the Washington police who prevented the killing of many,​ in Alexandria, Virginia, when a gunman opened fire at the Washington’s law makers as they were practicing to play a baseball game between Republicans and Democrats.

How ironic is this? These guys can get together and agree to play a baseball game, but they can’t get together and agree how to protect the American people from the monsters they have created. One of them even complained on television that “We were like sitting ducks.” Maybe now they could come to realize how we the people feel…

Dino Pavlou​

East Elmhurst, NY


  1. Absolutely true. They feel entitled to have the best health care , but they deny it to their constituents. Scalise has bodyguards and yet, he is graded a plus by the NRA for his advocacy on behalf of the gun lobby. I will not pray for him. Not unless he has prayed for every victim of gun violence, that he, along with the rest of the republicans have unleashed on Americans

  2. It’s not only the gun violence that is terrible and that enabled the shootings in Virginia but also the political violence supported by Trump’s egotistical and repulsive mindset and the speechless and spineless Republicans who are happy to rule and to impose their radical ideologies that cause our human divisions and hurt the weakest in our society for the benefit of the rich.
    Americans don’t need guns to defend themselves because we have the most terrific and most dedicated military and extraordinary police forces to protect us and our nation.
    It is truly sad when so-called Conservative Christians support guns and the gun lobby.
    Is Trump to lead the republicans and democrats in a civil war?

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