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Readers’ epistles defend gun possession, reward columnists and tout Gerlach geothermal proposal

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Reward for our July difficulty

I’m thrilled to have RN&R again on the racks! Kudos to Casey Cummings and Kimball Shinkoskey for his or her well-written and considerate letters (RN&R, July 2023). Our state is so wrong-thinking and wasteful of our tax cash. We’re doomed if we are able to’t vote these of us out of workplace. And a tip of my hat to different items within the difficulty: Frank X. Mullen’s Editor’s Notice was spot on as was Sheila Leslie’s column. A query: why does the federal authorities look to skim cash from Social Safety to fund agendas once we are supporting NASA? Why spend billions to fly across the moon?  Apart from being an enormous waste of cash, the injury to the surroundings throughout launches needs to be large. Abort NASA and put these rocket scientists to work on preserving our planet.  — C.R. Ferris, Reno

Weapons are perpetually 

Gun violence can’t be stopped by “eliminating weapons” (RN&R letters, July 2023). There are oodles of weapons already owned legally on this nation; what’s the plan, go door to door and pressure individuals to show over their firearms? Or ask politely to relinquish the weapons and belief the glory system? Because the saying goes, if weapons are outlawed, solely outlaws may have weapons. The logic behind bringing again payphones (RN&R, June 2023) is smart, nonetheless. — April Pedersen, Reno

GOP wallows in ignorance

Republicans have reached the height of absurdity. Youngsters are usually mowed down in lecture rooms by crazies with AR-15s and “conservatives” stand mute or say mass homicide is the small value we pay for the (misinterpreted by them) Second Modification. However let a drag queen learn a e book to children at a library (RN&R, July 2023) and people “conservatives” are pushed into frenzy. The one issues they’re “conserving” are ignorance, greed and hatred. — Barry DeSena, Fernley

Drag Queens aren’t the issue

The tv program “To Catch a Predator” by no means caught a drag queen. They DID catch preachers, fathers, and different “regular” males. — Laura Barmettler, Reno

Gerlach ought to get geothermal

It’s beginning to sound a bit NIMBY to me….
Whereas the inhabitants of Gerlach (54) is vehemently against the proposed Ormat geothermal energy plant (RN&R, April 2023), the remainder of us are caught within the cities, extra involved with learn how to pay our rising vitality payments than not having the ability to see the celebrities clearly.
Ormat has been putting in secure, clear vitality vegetation for over 50 years right here, and seems prepared to bend over backwards to satisfy Gerlachian calls for. My proposal: In return for permitting the plant, Ormat might finances in a “payment” of X quantity of donated free electrical energy to the Gerlach neighborhood. A deal may be made with Elon to accumulate one or two of his electrical semi’s each to make use of as a free transport of products, and as a take a look at mattress for his autos. Possibly even kick in a few Teslas and a charging station or two? I wager Ormat would even assist fund all this?

Nah, my writings are likely to piss individuals off, I get hate mail, and no one invitations me for dinner anymore. If it weren’t for attempting to assist in giving my grandkids a sustainable future, I’d maintain silent.
However I can’t. — Craig Bergland, Reno

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