More gun curbs
I'm writing to express my support for Congress and our U.S. senators to take action and protect women from gun violence and domestic violence.
Women are at an unacceptable risk of gun violence in abusive situations. According to FBI statistics, more than half of people slain by their intimate partners were killed with a gun.
Current law doesn't go far enough to protect women. As the law stands, women who are in an abusive dating relationship, as well as victims of stalking, can't have law enforcement prevent their abusers from having guns.
The Senate just had its first hearing on the links between gun violence and domestic violence, but much more needs to be done. Congress needs to take action immediately to protect women from gun violence.
I am delighted to learn of the old buildings on Jefferson Avenue that have been preserved and transformed. The article ("Historic buildings reborn on Jefferson," Aug. 11) mentions a nearby 35-acre site where Harbor Homes and Dickerson Court apartments used to stand. The city is waiting to develop that after Brooks Crossing is completed.
Here's an idea: Set aside some of that land as a community garden. People could rent a garden plot for a small fee and grow their own fresh vegetables next year. Doesn't seem it would take much money to set that up. It wouldn't solve all their grocery needs but it would certainly help.