YOU SAY: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Pit bulls pose danger
Re: Nov. 26 article, “Dangerous dogs law has weaknesses in it.”
Your otherwise fine set of articles failed to highlight two obvious weaknesses in our dangerous dog laws. First, Lillian’s Law H.B. 1355, named for a woman who was savagely killed in her own yard by being torn to pieces by a pack of pit bull mixes, still requires us to wait until after the pit bulls kill or maul someone before the pit bulls are restricted. Second, Texas state law section 822.047 prohibits cities and counties from passing restrictions specific to a breed. So, if we in Austin or Travis County wish to pass a law requiring pit bull owners to carry liability insurance before their pit bulls maul or kill someone, the state prohibits it. Pit bull apologists have been hiding behind this law way too long — let’s tell our state lawmakers to change it. Finally, regarding the nonsense that it’s the behavior, not the breed — the numbers speak for themselves.
President Palin? Ha!
Re: Nov. 26 commentary, “GOP would have winner with Sarah Palin in 2016.”
In general, I enjoy your Balanced Views page, from both the right and left. But you diminish right-leaning stalwarts such as David Brooks and George Will when you include Charlotte Allen who