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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • Jim Wells nailed it ("Do it with facts" Sept. 16) in his response to Doug Briedenthal's Op Ed about fire. We will address our fire management problems. We will do that with facts and data, not political rhetoric.
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  • Jim Wells nailed it ("Do it with facts" Sept. 16) in his response to Doug Briedenthal's Op Ed about fire. We will address our fire management problems. We will do that with facts and data, not political rhetoric.
    Good science, smart tactics and a lot of hard work are the ingredients of sound fire management. — Rich Fairbanks, Jacksonville
    Interesting comment by Mr. Schultz. Confirms what I was told by a friend after the Iraq war. When he asked his son who was working at the National Reconnaisance Office what he thought he said, "all I can say is I saw the satellite photos of many trucks leaving Iraq and going into Syria."
    Does make one wonder, doesn't it? — Mel Beaty, Medford
    My wife and I want to thank Dave Harvey for his letter to the editor about bicyclists warning walkers on the Greenway when passing them. We are not walkers, we are cyclists, both with bells attached to our bikes that we use when passing both walkers and riders.
    However, we rarely pass. We are the riders who are passed by other cyclists. We want to thank all those who pass us and ring a bell or otherwise warn us they are passing.
    And to those who don't, shame on you for being inconsiderate and unsafe. You are accidents waiting to happen. — Scott Lathrop, Talent
    Three historical 1873 vintage small-arms calibers remain in use today: the .45-70 Springfield, .45 Colt, and .44-40 Winchester. The .44-40 chambered in both Winchester's Model 1873 and 1892 (designed by John M. Browning) lever action rifles, including Marlin's Model 1894.
    Late 19th/early 20th century Western pioneer homesteaders, miners, trappers, frontiersmen et cetera utilized their .44-40s to provide fresh venison for the table and to defend themselves. The .44-40 in both rifle and revolver was a practical dual-purpose caliber, simplifying ammo logistics on the frontier, range, and vast outback expanses.
    Early settlers were hardy, autonomous, self-sufficient, producing stock.
    They would have rightly resented and resisted Susan Bauer's Aug. 18 anti-hunting/anti-gun letter embracing socialist conditioning, dependency, male emasculation, victimhood, and the almighty "LBJ/KGB" nanny state!
    Search "Harvard Study: No Correlation Between Gun Control and Less Violent Crime" (Aug. 29, 2013) and "Gun Control: Is A Real War on Women" (Aug. 19, 2013) via www.jpfo.org. Also, The John Birch Society in Appleton, Wis. at www.jbs.org and www.thenewamerica.com, respectively.
    Ben Franklin stated, "A republic, if you can keep it!" How much longer will America exist? — James A. Farmer, Ashland
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