Category: Opinion

Opinion

Let’s talk about the vote

By Phil Hough
Reader Contributor

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, and others, have been involved for many years in the effort to protect the Scotchman Peaks as wilderness to …

Mayor’s Roundtable: In Gratitude

By Mayor Shelby Rognstad
Reader Contributor

I hope everyone had a happy Earth Day. Thanks to 350Sandpoint for bringing the community together to celebrate this home we call Earth. Thank …

Letters

  • For the Kids… Dear Editor, We now have a generation of children born after Columbine and 9/11 who have always lived in an ever more dangerous world. This is in stark contrast to nearly everyone over about 30 years old who never even considered school terrorism or shootings. While many of us feel “it ...
  • Fix the ‘Gun Show Loophole’…? Dear Editor, You want to fix the “gun-show loophole” on firearm purchases? There isn’t one, really (know what you are talking about, see above). It is a private party transfer loophole. I’m cool with that fix, but you had better improve the restricted buyer database. Not all law enforcement (local, state, ...
  • Yes to Wilderness… Dear Editor, I am in favor of wilderness designation for the Scotchman Peaks area. Currently, this land is owned by the American public and managed by the Forest Service. If this becomes wilderness, it will still be owned by the American people and managed for us by the Forest Service. Currently, ...
  • Distorted Facts… Dear Editor, Steve Brixen, I agree with your analogy that guns (in your case, apparently, a rifle), in being like cars (in my case a pick-up truck), do not cause harm by themselves. Rare exceptions noted. So hopefully you’re in agreement that we should treat the two a little more alike. You ...
  • You Want to Ban the AR-15…? Dear Editor, So you want to ban the AR-15 rifle? Let me tell you what you’re up against, and what you keep doing to hurt your cause. You’re up against the National Rifle Association’s five million members, all paying at least $30 annual dues. That’s $150 million annually. Many contribute more or, ...