Online commentary [UPDATED]Published 9:18am Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Updated 11:23am Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The following are excerpts from comments left on The Daily Journal’s website regarding the gun control issue. The Journal published an editorial on the topic in its Feb. 11 edition.
• This is one proposal I support. However, I would like to see more people step up to run the program so more than 20 students can participate if they choose to do so. It would be nice if students could compete with other local students year around lettering during the school year. Just like band and choir. Band students do parades in the summer, how about student skeet teams meeting all summer at the range to compete like bowling leagues or gulf clubs?
— Pam Carlson
• What I wonder now, if trap shooting becomes a competitive sport in the Fergus Falls school system will this help pass the bond referendum for other district sporting facilities?
— Larry Erickson
• I think it would be a great idea to open up the eyes of a lot of people about guns. I hope that ANY student would be afforded the chance to make the team and not just open to the children of the “rich parents” in money or power. Unfortunately (sp?) it would be an expensive sport to continue in I would think.
— Bill Flietstra