On Sat, 11 Aug 2007, Rob Beidler wrote:
> My responses are actually pretty simple and strait forward.
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to suggest otherwise. Your answers were straightforward and quite clear.
> Firearems training in schools- Yes. It should be short and to the
> point. Safety and recognition. Parents should be made aware
> ahead of time in case they would like to attend. I teach firearms
> at Everett Community College by the way. I have been a teacher
> there for the last 9 years.
I'm glad to hear that.
> Open carry- Thats what I have been taught.
I would suggest that you have been incorrectly taught, then. Did you take a look at the training bulletins at the website I suggested to you? How do they compare to what your training presented?
> I make open statements about everything. I have nothing
> to hide. I need to be better versed in open carry obviously
> before I could entertain the idea of a public statement. Lastly- I
> am proud of my stance on firearms and stand by it. I am just as
> proud of my stance on crime fighting. They are both very
> aggressive. I will win and lose votes because of it. So be it.
> You ask if I am willing to go public with some of my stances on
> these issues. All of my answers and opinions are public. Thats
> the position I have put myself in. I don't care if its web site,
> news paper, or flyer. Rob
I'm sorry, I did not mean to imply that you were not open with your positions, or that you had anything to hide. I just was thinking that a statement to me in an email doesn't help someone else interested in the same issue to make a decision. I hope I have not caused offense.
Thank you for your time in answering my questions. I wish you luck in the election.