How far should protests be taken?

first_imgI watched the news showcasing these students who walked out of school because they want a change. Their goal is gun control, but to what extent? I retired as a teacher 14 years ago. We were aware of school shootings then. The thing that worries me now is the increase in student suicides since then. It’s a definite result of bullying. The thing that has changed since then is Facebook. It allows someone to belittle and terrorize someone unseen. You can even abuse students states away. If these students are sincere, they should get off Facebook. I know their response would be to ask why penalize the vast majority for the actions of a demented few. Yet isn’t that what you’re doing with gun control?  I can’t believe all gun owners are potential murderers.While I’m at it, I’d like to comment about the Starbucks problem. The CEO of Starbucks said it isn’t a company policy to deny bathroom usage to anyone in need. Buying something isn’t necessary. I hope you’re aware of this next winter when those cold days come around. I see this as an invitation to any homeless persons who need to get out of the cold. I realize some people will feel uncomfortable drinking coffee and eating baked goods while a needy person is watching. I realize this is a case of putting humanity before profit. Isn’t that what America is all about? Just look at the drug manufacturers and oil companies.Pete PidgeonScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff… Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img