The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

July 26, 2013

Our Readers Speak— Friday, July 26, 2013

Senator stood against state pro-gun law

Regarding your July 22 article on Castle Doctrine, gun owners and advocates in West Virginia need to be aware of one critical error in the document. While the rest of the article is generally accurate, the characterization of Jeff Kessler as “arguably the strongest and most consistent defender of the Second Amendment in the Legislature” could not be farther from the truth.

In the 2013 legislative session, Sen. Kessler stood with ragingly anti-gun senators Palumbo and Snyder and Charleston’s mayor against the best pro-gun law this state has seen in 20 years. The trio of Kessler, Palumbo and Snyder form the leadership of the Senate.

These three riders of the anti-gun apocalypse (also known as Barack Obama’s gun-grabbing agenda) tried their best to make sure that gun owners in West Virginia remain subject to a minefield of varying laws from city to city and county to county.

The Register-Herald has a history of objective reporting on gun rights. As such, I feel a duty to assist you by pointing out this cataclysmic error.

Keith Morgan

president  W.Va. Citizens

Defense League


Kudos to newspaper for Jamboree coverage

I want to send kudos to The Register-Herald for its coverage of the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree.

I have read each and every article and have enjoyed reading just what they have been up to here in our neck of the woods. I think many times, we don’t begin to realize just what we have to offer in our area.

Now maybe these Boy Scouts will spread the word more than any advertising possibly could.

Ann Chafin

Oak Hill


Thanks for care given to injured Boy Scout

Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital staff:

I want to thank everyone who put in extra time at the hospital over the past 10 days that the Boy Scouts were at the Jamboree.

Unfortunately my son had to spend the night in your hospital after a mountain bike injury. Everyone I talked to from doctors, nurses and medical record staff were kind and compassionate.

Thank you for making me know my son was safe with you even though he was alone during his injury.

A job well done for taking care of my son many miles away from home.

Kellie Rouse

Redding, Calif.