- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)4
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)3
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)32
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
- Cape woman hopes son's death in Chattanooga will lead to better policing (11/30/16)11
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
Response to Beussink letter
Mr. Beussink, do you understand that a person's choice to have an abortion does not directly affect you or your children? It may indirectly affect society by not having another child available for adoption by couples wanting children, or one less potential Einstein in the world, but it has no direct effect on you or your children. The moral choice is between them and God.
Do you also understand that a person firing a weapon that can shoot 800 bullets a minute [like the one at Sandy Hook] does affect me and my child? If a shooter shows up at a basketball game there is a greater chance my child is dead than if he had a gun that took longer to shoot? No one is wanting to take away your "right to bear arms," but where are my rights to protect my child?
If there was a new weapon and all you had to do was point it at someone and that person would be vaporized with no trace of existence, should that weapon be legal also? There is not much difference. It is like being made to wear a seat belt. It is the smart thing to do. And watch the name calling. Only our heavenly Father has the right to judge. Anyone else doing so is the act of "hypocrisy." Respectfully, look it up.
JOYCE JOHNS, Jackson