Guardian (Jim Phillips)


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Kansas proposal would allow concealed carry with no permit

I love how the misinformed like to tell everything they think they know about guns and their inherent dangers and ignore news headlines from all over the United States!

February 13, 2015 at 6:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Children, guns

Dorothy, since the Eddie Eagle Program is sponsored, promoted, and taught by the National Rifle Association, I have to question the rest of your ststement. If you know anything at all about the NRA, one of its primary focal points is responsible gun ownership which includes fireares safety programs. Don't get caught up in the anti-gun claptrap. The NRA does far more firearms training than anything else. No NRA member should ever accuse you of wanting to take guns away if you simply ask to have an Eddie Eagle or similar program brought into your scholl or civic organization.

February 8, 2015 at 4:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Where should Obama eat in Lawrence? The people weigh in

Moscow would be a good place for him to eat.

January 21, 2015 at 9:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson

James, I was a police officer for 35 years and a firearms instructor for a good portion of that. I still teach firearms classes even though I'm retired from the PD. I'm interested in your class on how to properly identify a real firearm from a fake firearm. When do you hold those classes and how can I sign up?

December 24, 2014 at 10:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Smear campaign

Actually, the election WAS about Obama and his Liberal cronies and policies.

November 25, 2014 at 4:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Democrats begin soul searching, and finger pointing

100% agreed! The politicians need to be reminded that they work for us and not to spite us. Having said that, and I might not have made the point clear, but I was referring to how we, the People, need to alter our perspectives about each other. The politicians fight in public and party together in private.

November 7, 2014 at 8:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Democrats begin soul searching, and finger pointing

Part of the problem with the political process as it stands today is the extreme bitterness between the two parties. Yes, I have been guilty of it myself, but it needs to stop. Both sides spend more energy accusing and blaming each other for anything and everything than they do getting things done. The political arena is nothing more than the WWE with far less comedic value.
Philosophical differences are great, that is what makes politics interesting, but the near hatred for each other has to end. Remember the old saying, "Divide and conquer"? We are being divided by both sides of the aisle just to further the agendas of politicians. If we don't reign this in, we all will be losers.

November 6, 2014 at 7:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man shot by police in June arrested Friday in domestic violence case

There are some crimes that should be considered one strike and you're out. Aggravated assault with any weapon, much less a firearm, is one of those crimes. Sadly, we are living in a progressive era where people are not responsible for their actions and we have a criminal justice system, legislators, and non-involved lay persons that have more compassion for a suspect than they have for the suspect's victims.

October 26, 2014 at 3:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence officer says he shot resident in self-defense; resident to stand trial on aggravated assault charge

Yes, Garth, police are trained in de-escalation to some degree. I was better trained better than most in de-escalation. And it works well when the suspect is willing to participate in a conversation. However, when someone is pointing a loaded semiautomatic rifle at another person or at a police officer, engaging dialog is probably not the best option. Police work is not like what you see in police dramas on tv where everyone runs off the same script and the good guy always wins.

September 26, 2014 at 1:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )