I recently joined the NRA. It is time for the gun law people to quit acting like they know what they are talking about.
I attended one of the recent tours of the county jail. I learned that Sheriff’s Office employees are working hard not only to oversee the inmates placed in their supervision, but also to keep as many as possible out of jail and to address problems that led to their confinement.
As an “originalist” I understand that what James Madison meant by “arms” when he drafted the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was single-shot muzzle loaders and swords.
As a coalition that envisions communities where we all thrive, LiveWell Lawrence addresses a range of issues focused on improving the health and well-being of Lawrence and Douglas County. One priority is promoting a built environment that is bikeable, walkable and accessible, meeting transportation and recreation needs of all members of the community.
OK, I have had it! The heavy hand of government again has stolen from me a valuable Sunday morning hour of sipping tea and reading the Journal-World and the New York Times. My sleep cycle has been disrupted needlessly and I even have been subjected to increased risk of heart attack and auto accident. Of course I am referring to daylight saving time.
I quickly become lost in the weeds on data regarding the county’s case for a new jail. However, two issues stand out loud and clear.
The League of Women Voters believes that the proliferation of handguns and semi-automatic assault weapons in the United States is a major health and safety threat to its citizens. We support strong federal measures to limit the accessibility and regulate the ownership of these weapons by private citizens and the regulation of firearms for consumer safety.
The Lawrence sidewalks issue simply does not make much sense.
Nikolas Cruz is to blame for the Florida school shooting. However, several government entities could have prevented this tragedy.
The Journal-World and ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla’s description of the same game varied greatly.