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March 19, 1997
Re "Clinton Offers Plan for Tolls on Interstates," March 13: Just as I suspected. The bridge to the future is a toll bridge. RON YORKE Reseda
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1997
Re "Clinton Offers Plan for Tolls on Interstates," March 13: Just as I suspected. The bridge to the future is a toll bridge. RON YORKE Reseda
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1993
1994: Taxes are contributions; spending is investment and dependency is freedom. Orwell was right. And he was only off by 10 years. RON YORKE Reseda
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1994
There exists within our hemisphere a nation that has embodied all of the goals and ideals that President Clinton envisions for America. It is a nation where all citizens have universal health coverage and no one is allowed to own a gun. That nation is Cuba. RON YORKE Reseda
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1994
There exists within our hemisphere a nation that has embodied all of the goals and ideals that President Clinton envisions for America. It is a nation where all citizens have universal health coverage and no one is allowed to own a gun. That nation is Cuba. RON YORKE Reseda
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1994
In the Valley Perspective editorial "How Many Guns Are Enough?" (June 19) you offered anecdotal evidence, citing incidences involving Valley residents, that because there are 210 million guns in circulation, many of these guns are used to take innocent lives. Here you are only telling one part of the whole story. The editorial failed to mention that of the 210 million guns in the hands of millions of Americans, less than 1% are ever used in crime. Two hundred and ten million guns does not equal 210 million deaths.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1993
Scott Harris ("My Briefcase, My Lunch Box, My Gun," Sept. 9) puts forth the dubious notion so often repeated in the pages of The Times that guns, in and of themselves, are the root cause of crime and that axiomatically more guns equals more crime. Taking that leap of faith one step beyond, Harris suggests that if more guns find their way into the hands of those without criminal backgrounds or murderous intent, then surely we are all going to die. To that, Mr. Harris, I have only two words to say: Get real.
OPINION
June 16, 1996
Republicans shouldn't be concerned with Bill Clinton stealing their campaign issues. He isn't stealing them, he's only borrowing them. Rest assured, they will be returned right after election day. RON YORKE Reseda
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1994
Ron Yorke writes (Letters, July 3) that fewer than 1% of all guns are ever used in crimes. Every hard-core gang member has an arsenal that would rival a small army. There are tens of thousands of gang members in the L.A. area. How do they get the weapons? The federal government issues a gun retailing license to anybody that sends $10. So many people sell guns on the street that a 12-year-old can buy a gun as easily as a Popsicle. The more criminals that have guns, the more law-abiding citizens feel they must have them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1995 | SCOTT HARRIS
"Breeze," whereabouts unknown, writes: I kiss you. That's all. Just "I kiss you." And then the signature, "Breeze." Why, thank you, Breeze, but there's a problem here. My mother told me never to accept kisses from strangers, if not in those words exactly. The message came inside a Christmas card graced with the image of an old woman holding a wrapped gift and saying: "It's fun to surprise people who weren't expecting anything!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1994
In the Valley Perspective editorial "How Many Guns Are Enough?" (June 19) you offered anecdotal evidence, citing incidences involving Valley residents, that because there are 210 million guns in circulation, many of these guns are used to take innocent lives. Here you are only telling one part of the whole story. The editorial failed to mention that of the 210 million guns in the hands of millions of Americans, less than 1% are ever used in crime. Two hundred and ten million guns does not equal 210 million deaths.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1993
Scott Harris ("My Briefcase, My Lunch Box, My Gun," Sept. 9) puts forth the dubious notion so often repeated in the pages of The Times that guns, in and of themselves, are the root cause of crime and that axiomatically more guns equals more crime. Taking that leap of faith one step beyond, Harris suggests that if more guns find their way into the hands of those without criminal backgrounds or murderous intent, then surely we are all going to die. To that, Mr. Harris, I have only two words to say: Get real.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1993
1994: Taxes are contributions; spending is investment and dependency is freedom. Orwell was right. And he was only off by 10 years. RON YORKE Reseda
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1993
In your Dec. 19 edition there was an article concerning the auctioning of confiscated firearms by cash-strapped police departments. The article expressed the state of anguish suffered by the hand-wringers among us who have embraced the misconceived notion that guns, in and of themselves, cause crime. The relationship between guns and crime is incidental, not causal. Guns no more cause crime than flies cause garbage. The assumption that confiscated guns sold at auction to licensed retail dealers will automatically end up in the hands of criminals is utterly false.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1994
Scott Harris makes the statement (Jan. 11) that "I've yet to hear a good argument against stronger firearms regulations." How about this one: Firearms regulations have no effect on violent crime except to exacerbate the problem by diverting precious police and judicial resources from real crime as opposed to potential crime. And what about this: Without exception, every city in the United States with the strictest firearms laws has a higher rate of violent crime than the cities with fewer gun laws.
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