Readers took their opinions to Carroll County Patch sites this week and we have rounded up the most poignant, interesting, clever, funny and interesting of them.
"The State wants to disarm you; track you; tax you; and control you. I, on the other hand, want to respect your freedom. You're very welcome." --Commissioner Richard Rothschild
"Is the wasted cost or the intent more disconcerting? The fact that some of these Commissioners apparently have something so terrible to hide that it necessitates such a ridiculous showing, should be very concerning to citizens." --JoeEldersburg
"No, we don't need any more new taxes. It's already extremely difficult to keep up with the state and federal money grabbers. Maybe it's time to push back on these unfunded state and federal mandates." -- Amy McKenna Gilford
"Why can't suicidal people stop committing homicide first?" -- Sue Keller
"Child abuse is something that should not be tolerated. Rehabilitation does not seem to work and only restraints which can be enforced or incarceration seems to be the only way to protect our youth." -- Thomas Crandall
"There is no such thing as cutting our way to prosperity. Great public schools are central to maintaining Carroll's quality of life." -- Ross Dangel