Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor on NCAT funding, gun-free zones, tornado tip

Go ahead and cut NCAT funding

I hope they do cut the budget for Wichita’s National Center for Aviation Training (May 19 Local & State). I’ve never understood why it was funded in the first place.

If such a facility were really necessary, the industries needing those trained individuals could have put together a joint venture and trained people themselves. It’s not fair for aviation to be subsidized with tax money and not other industries. And if it continues to be subsidized, I hope the managing organization does a better job than the city did in managing Lawrence-Dumont Stadium (“City admits it ‘dropped the ball’ on tournament,” May 19 Eagle).

I’m sure taxpayers are getting tired of funding projects for friends of the local politicians.


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Shooting zones

As the grandfather of two kindergarten children, I grieved about the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. As the anti-gun rhetoric began, it occurred to me that none of the gun-control measures proposed could have stopped that unspeakable horror. So when Sandy Hook gets trotted out in most speeches calling for stricter gun controls, I wonder just what the true agenda is.

An interesting fact I discovered: One common variable in nearly every such shooting is that “gun-free zone” signs are posted, and the murderers knew they would not encounter any armed resistance. They’re crazy, not stupid.



Tornado tip

I have lived in Kansas nearly 45 years and would like to thank all the media people who try to keep us safe. One particular person I would like to mention is Ross Janssen at KWCH, Channel 12.

I never wear my shoes in the house, and I always run to the basement when there is a tornado warning without thinking of the shoes. When Janssen reminded the viewers Sunday about wearing their shoes, he gave a valuable tip. Now my extra shoes are ready and in the basement. Thanks, Janssen and Channel 12, for a great tip.

Also, if Gov. Sam Brownback really cares about families and family values, he should put a safe room in every Kansas school. Allowing a family to lose a child to a tornado because of the lack of a safe room is no family value at all.



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