Seventeen innocent high school students were murdered in Florida. Their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were summarily terminated. These constitutional liberties, along with their lives were murderously eradicated, through no fault of their own. Government protections, of any type, were not afforded to these defenseless children.
It is counterproductive when uninformed or misinformed members of the media begin to pontificate how guns should be controlled to prevent another school shooting tragedy. An editorial in the Keynoter and Reporter was particularly upset over an idea in an outdoor sporting catalog that advertised “high-capacity clips” for .308 ammunition.
“Get back into action quickly with a spare magazine at your fingertips. The magazine sports a durable, black phosphate finish and holds 20 rounds of .308 ammunition.” That’s actual ad copy from Cabella’s website selling high-capacity rifle clips.
Monroe County commissioners, County Administrator Roman Gastesi and Planning Director Mayte Santamaria are on the verge of executing a plan that will end life as we know it in our beloved island homes, neighborhoods and communities.
To say that we we are disappointed that the print editions of the Reporter, Keynoter and the Herald will be ending, is putting it mildly. We, here in The Keys, have counted on these newspapers to be delivered to our homes for many, many years and will sorely miss that tangible newspaper that we can hold in our hands. The picking it up in the driveway in the early morning hours, the reading of it at the breakfast table with that first cup of coffee, taking in the first news of the day after opening up the pages of the paper.