Dear Editor:

 My name is Grace and I am proud to be your Member of Congress. Those of you who know me – and I am lucky to consider so many of you friends – have let me into your houses and lives over the past eight years. You have invited me to your families’ Seders and you have given me guidance when I have needed it most – both professionally and personally. We have celebrated together and we have mourned together, for leaders in our community and for the victims of hate crimes across the country, whether in Pittsburgh, San Diego, or here in New York.

Dear Editor:

 I am writing to you regarding and in response to this past issue’s “For What It’s Worth” column by Mr. Warren S. Hecht. In short, this article betrays that ignorance which so often underlies the gun debate in this country. Though there are many misleading and untruthful statements therein, I want to point out a couple that are, in my opinion, especially problematic. Firstly, Mr. Hecht cites Premier Trudeau’s quote about AR-15-type weapons not being suitable for either “hunting or sport-shooting purposes.” Aside from the fact that AR-15-style weapons are actually used for hunting and sport-shooting quite frequently, the basis for gun ownership in the United States – while it may be otherwise in Canada – is essentially for purposes of self-defense, as is quite blatant in the Bill of Rights and subsequent Supreme Court decisions, and so I am not sure why Mr. Trudeau’s (false) point is relevant here.

Dear Editor:

 We anticipate receiving and reading the Queens Jewish Link every week. We enjoy reading neighborhood news and your commentators’ take on the news of the broader world. I salute and support your efforts wholeheartedly and wish you continued success during these difficult times for so many private enterprises.

Dear Editor:

 Sergey Kadinsky did his usual professional job in covering a news story, this time about the KGH homeowner who stopped a burglar at gunpoint. What is missing from the story is that, thanks to their heroic efforts, all three bandits were apprehended by the police of the 107th precinct, two the following day. However, thanks to the reckless Bail Reform bill, they did not spend a moment in jail and were immediately released by the judge. I know this from the police directly.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Dear Editor:

Congresswoman Grace Meng is and always has been a champion for our district: tirelessly fighting for our needs, standing up for the values and ideals that make this community so special. In these tumultuous times, it is important to have a representative who is honorable and has the courage of her convictions. She is not merely the representative of our community, she is a friend. We fully and wholeheartedly endorse Grace Meng for reelection. A vote cast for Grace Meng is a vote for our community.

Dear Editor:

 Please pass on my thanks to Goldy for this past week’s column about opposites working. A friend of mine was in a similar situation a while back. He’s an older single (48), and I didn’t want him to let this opportunity pass him just because of backgrounds. I gave him the same advice Goldy gave the writer, YY. I sent him the article and he called me back laughing.