Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


April 14, 2013

In Your View


ASHLAND — You can’t ‘order’ a gun by mail

I have seen many letters and opinion pieces on the subject of online or internet gun sales. Most of what I've seen would make you think you can order a gun and it will be shipped to your doorstep with  no background checks.

This is misleading.  You can buy a gun on the internet but it has to be shipped to a federally license firearms dealer along with all the paper work you’ve had to fill out and send  with your order.  The FLF will do the prescribed state background check on you and if you are cleared then you can pick up your gun from the dealer — in person with adequate identification. No one else can pick it up.

You do not just “order” a gun and then wait for the U.S. mail to deliver it to you.  Any other information to the contrary is false, and if a newspaper, magazine or television personality or a politician tells you differently they are lying to you.

Gaylord Cooper, South Shore

Boyd class plans 30-year reunion

The Boyd County High School class of 1983 will have its 30-year class reunion July 26 and 27.

We have return mail and are needing to locate classmates Shelley Foust, Mary Cox, Orville Moore and James Queen. Please contact Kim Blevins Crites at (606) 465-5638, Sherry McKnight Whitt at (606) 571-5123 or Debbie Padgett Foster at (606) 922-9260. Thank you for any help

Kim Blevins Crites, Sherry McKnight Whitt, Reunion committee


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    News that U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn once again usurped the will of Kentucky voters is tragic and disappointing. By declaring gay marriage legal in the commonwealth, Heyburn defied the essential, foundational governing document that ensures order and justice, the Constitution of Kentucky.

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    May 21, 2014

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    May 21, 2014

  • Top trooper

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    May 20, 2014

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    May 17, 2014

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