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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v11n30 (07/26/2012) » Section: Letters to Artvoice

Chameleon Schools Project

I read with interest the report by George Sax on the public meeting held by the Chameleon Community Schools Project (Artvoice v11n29, “The Week in Review”). Chameleon has pursued their idea of converting two schools in Buffalo, East High and the Waterfront School to charters under their management.

Ban Assault Rifles

I have numerous friends and relatives who are avid hunters. None of them uses an AR-15 when he or she hunts. I know a number of people who keep a firearm in the home for protection. None of them keep an AR-15. According to Wikipedia, the AR-15 is a “lightweight, air-cooled, gas-operated, magazine-fed semi-automatic rifle” first built as a ”selective fire assault rifle” for the US armed forces. Simply put, there is no legitimate reason why a private citizen should own one.

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