Guns not only lethal in hands of criminals

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThis is in response to the Feb. 14 letter arguing that it is criminals, not guns, who are responsible for gun deaths:Strong political opinions are rarely altered by arguments. What does change people’s minds is personal experience. Mr. Homan, it would only take one unsupervised child getting a hold of your gun and accidentally shooting another child to change your mind. It would only take one depressed neighbor knowing you had a gun and subsequently borrowing it to kill herself to change your life.As a retired mental health worker, I know many such cases, and none of the people involved were criminals.Nancy OrtnerScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…last_img read more

Clifford Aboagye declares his readiness for Black Stars

first_imgBlack Satellites player Clifford Aboagye says he is ready to feature for the Black Stars if coach Kwasi Appiah hands him a call up.Aboagye, who was named the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup third best player, has been tagged the next big thing.He is said to be among four players penciled down for immediately earn a call up to the senior national team.But Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah, who was also in Turkey during the tournament, in an earlier interview with Joy sports stated he will continue to monitor the players before taking a final decision on .Aboagye is optimistic he can meet expectations when invited.“Getting a call up to the Black Stars will depend on Coach Appiah because he knows where I can fit,” he told Joy sports. “So if the call up comes I’m ready and since I want to play professional football I should be ready to serve my country anytime the chance comes.”last_img read more