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Carrying firearms would limit mass shootings

July 6, 2016 If more citizens carry firearms, the chance of a mass shooting would be greatly declined. According to Crime, from 1950 to 2016, 98. more »»

Motorcycle riders ‘still an afterthought’

July 5, 2016 It seems like no one read my letter to the editor (“Get off your phone; watch for cycles, bikes”) in the Mirror on April 15. more »»

Enough, already: Curve pressure out of line

July 5, 2016 Since when is 20 years old? I thought only Major League Baseball teams held cities hostage on stadiums, but I guess it is now happening in small cities like Altoon. more »»

‘Revolution is still alive’

July 2, 2016 Pennsylvania school systems are doing badly after so many wars that were fought for our freedom. It seems organized crime budgets their money better than our own government. more »»

Taxes going down drain

July 2, 2016 Pennsylvania school districts are fraught with program cuts and pending teacher layoffs. We need loans to keep school doors open. Pennsylvania is No. 1 in the country for sin taxes and No. more »»

More precautions needed at zoos

July 1, 2016 Since 1990, there have been 63 deaths and 273 injuries at accredited and non-accredited zoos and circuses. more »»

History lesson shows Hillary’s lingering flaws

July 1, 2016 As a 27-year-old staff attorney for the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate investigation, Hillary Rodham (Clinton) was fired by her supervisor, lifelong Democrat Jerry Zeifman. more »»

Addressing gun issue needs cooperation

June 30, 2016 Is banning guns a good or bad thing? We need a bill in which Congress can put their heads together and think of a way to help all of us without messing with our rights. more »»

Orlando officials failed their community

June 30, 2016 Like many Americans, I was totally shocked by the killings in Orlando, and not just because of the innocent lives and futures lost. more »»

Mirror, BG overreacting to Saylor incident

June 29, 2016 In last Tuesday’s edition, the Mirror purports to be clarifying the issue involving Father Brian Saylor of the Altoona-Johnstown Dioces. more »»

Toomey is a friend of law enforcement

June 29, 2016 Sen. Pat Toomey is a strong supporter of our police and other law enforcement agencies that keep us saf. more »»

Wake up, America: Hillary not the answer

June 29, 2016 It is time for real change in Washington. It is time for Donald Trump, the only candidate that is not a politician and will make real change for America. He is not taking a salary to do this jo. more »»

Muslim immigration driving terrorism

June 28, 2016 President Barack Obama described the massacre carried out by a Muslim mass murderer, Omar Mateen, in Orlando, Fla. more »»

There’s nothing wrong with Halvorson as Dem

June 28, 2016 I’m responding to Ronda Wininger’s June 23 letter. There are a number of reasons why calling Art Halvorson a fraud is wrong. more »»

Federal tax excessive on hearing aids

June 28, 2016 I agree with the article (“Treating hearing loss should not be pricey”) published in the Mirror on June 3. I purchased my second pair of hearing aids in May 2016 in Altoona. more »»

Biosolids’ concerns are totally justified

June 28, 2016 Antis Township residents are fully justified to oppose biosolids. more »»

Act of generosity nice anniversary gift

June 28, 2016 We would like to thank the person or persons who paid for our dinner at Hoss’s in Pleasant Valley on Sunday, June 12, about 4 p.m. It was a very nice surprise. more »»

Mirror editorial page lacks (left) balance

June 27, 2016 The Mirror should be ashamed of itself. more »»

Writer of same name endures identity crisis

June 27, 2016 I am writing to clear up some confusion regarding the identity of a frequent contributor to your letters to the editor. more »»

2nd Amendment, game laws don’t mix

June 24, 2016 After reading a letter from Dave Potchak in the Altoona Mirror (“Inconsistency of gun laws makes no sense,” June 16), I would like to give you my thoughts on this issu. more »»

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