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I suggest we change the Rising Phoenix logo of the City of Lawrence to an ostrich. Lots of heads in the sand around here.
Posted 20 June 2018, 10 p.m.
" I bought a pistol years ago without any problems at all. Cabela’s was happy to wait on me and even help me with the licensing." What licensing are you referring to? Gun license? Concealed carry license? Kansas has one but not the other. "It is now way too easy for anyone to get a gun. Today anyone with a mental difficulty or any lawbreaker can walk in and buy a military-type weapon originally designed to kill as many people as possible as quickly as possible." There are so many falsehoods in this statement that there is no reason to discuss it any futher. I now question whether or not Mr. McCleeland has purchased a firearm since the inception of Form 4473.
Posted 6 June 2018, 5:48 p.m.
Well, what do you know! Finally, a common sense gun law!
Posted 9 May 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Clark, I would suggest you file suit against the law school you attended.
Posted 10 April 2018, 6:58 p.m.
Great, Daniel! I agree that is the preferred method. What's your plan to accomplish that?
Posted 30 March 2018, 8:53 p.m.
Let's try an experiment. We'll get two groups of kids together. Both groups will be victims of an active shooter armed with an soft air gun. A hit is a hit and if someone is hit, they are out of commission. Group A will be protected by two adults carrying gun free school zone signs. Group B will be protected by two adults carrying air soft guns. Let's see who has more "casualties". Any takers?
Posted 29 March 2018, 8:40 p.m.
Are these the same polls that said Hillary was going to win the election by a landslide?
Posted 25 March 2018, 8:04 p.m.
Finally, someone gets it! Great letter!
Posted 7 March 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Sensible and logical gun laws? Please, please define what you mean by "sensible and logical gun laws! I ask this because prior to 1968, Sears & Roebuck and Montgomery Wards sold firearms mail order. A person could call them up, place an order for a firearm, give the operator the charge card number, and the gun was delivered to one's home. Then the hue and cry went out for "sensible and logical gun laws" after the assassination of the Kennedy brothers and Dr. M.L. King. That gave us the Gun Control Act of 1968, and all was well in the world... until 1969 when people screamed for "sensible and logical gun laws". This cycle has continued every year since the enactment of GCA '68 and every year, even after the passage of "sensible and logical gun laws" the year before, people want more "sensible and logical gun laws". So please define the current meaning of "sensible and logical gun laws" because that definitions expands every year. Either that or just admit that you won't be happy until every evil firearm ever produced has been confiscated and destroyed! Isn't that really what you want?
Posted 6 March 2018, 8:35 p.m.
Everytime there is a massacre/mass murder, the same arguments keep popping up over and over. In the mean time, nothing gets done to address the problem. Argue the fine points all you want, but keep this in mind as you scream and holler and point fingers. The clock is ticking. Eventually, it will happen again and the cycle will start all over.
So here is my suggestion. Debate, legislate, argue, scream, stomp your feet and cry all you want. I don't really care. In the mean time, let's put protections in place to stop the evil when it comes in to create as much carnage as possible as quickly as possible. Recent history has proven that Gun Free Zone signs protect no one.
A few years ago, the Kansas City area was beseiged by a rash of armed robberies in convenience stores. Once KCMO PD began hiding armed officers in the stores, which resulted in the justified shooting deaths of several perpetrators, the robberies ceased.
Bottom line, when the bad guys were afraid of dying, they quit robbing. Will it be traumatic to the kids if trained, armed security officers eliminate an active shooter before he gets started? Maybe, but which is more traumatic; knowing that a killer was stopped by trained security personnel or watching their friends and teachers murdered and maybe being killed or injured themselves?
So, make all the fuss and noise you want about guns or mental health or the NRA or the court system. It really doesn't matter because, due to our collective lack of doing anything substantial and meaningful, we will soon be burying more kids.
Posted 3 March 2018, 4:54 p.m.
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