Guardian (Jim Phillips)


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Kansas moving toward allowing concealed guns without permit

Randall, When can we expect you to give up your automobile since there were over 33,000 people killed in 2012.
And while 33,000 gun deaths does seem like a high number, how many of those are police involved shootings, self defense shootings, homicides, suicides, and accidents?

February 25, 2015 at 4:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas moving toward allowing concealed guns without permit

And the sky is falling in Kansas yet again!

February 25, 2015 at 4:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

DA doesn't charge Lawrence police officer arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, kidnapping charges

That's all well and good, Rex, but before you start pointing fingers at the police or the prosecutor you need to be aware of the fact that this is standard operating procedure for any criminal complaint filed with the DA's office. They are not going to risk blowing a case if there is not enough information to file on (research double jeopardy).
Having spent a great deal of my adult life working for the police department, and having known Chief Khatib and District Attorney Branson for several years, neither of them is going to jeopardize the integrity of their respective agencies to cover up for a cop, despite what the cop-haters who show up here regularly have to say about it.
I have had my frustrations with both agencies over the years, but they will handle this properly regardless of whether there is a conviction, a dismissal, or a diversion. They do the same for any first offender.

February 25, 2015 at 4:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Gutted gun law

Common Core math.

February 22, 2015 at 3:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Gutted gun law

Phillip, your lack of an answer speaks volumes.
And Randall, could you please break those numbers down to show how many were police officer involved shootings, self defense shootings, suicides, accidents, and homicides?

February 20, 2015 at 11:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Gutted gun law

Philipp, I applaud the fact that you are concerned with the massive death rates imposed on the masses by the evil gun carriers, but tell me your views on abortion.

February 19, 2015 at 10:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Gun insurance

I have to agree with the writer of this letter. I suggest gun owners carry a one-million dollar umbrella policy, in part for the reasons stated. Another reason, not stated, is because if, God forbid, you do have to defend yourself in your home, the insurance policy will help protect you in any civil litigation that could arise from the incident. Yes, I am aware of the Castle Doctrine and current Kansas law that reduces the risk of civil action if your actions are deemed justifiable for conceled carry license holders, but stuff happens and Kansas law does not protect you from federal litigation. I would not rule this out in light of the Obama Administration's increasing use of executive action.
This umbrella policy enhances your home owner's insurance. Should you need legal representation and your insurance carrier is on the hook for $1,000,000, they are much less likely to settle out of court than if you have a mere $50,000 in coverage.
I carry a million dollar policy on my concealed carry businees and the rate is only $440 a year. It really is cheap insurance.

February 17, 2015 at 8:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas proposal would allow concealed carry with no permit

Touche', Greg. Your point is quite reasonable as stated above. I obviously read more into your post that you intended. My apologies to you.

February 15, 2015 at 6:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas proposal would allow concealed carry with no permit

Well, Greg, The biggest problem with rational/reasonsable gun control laws is thst the anti-gun crowd cannot consistently define "reasonable". Prior to the Gun Control Act of 1968, adults could pick up any Sears and Roebuck or Montgomery Wards catalog. call either company, and place an order for a long gun or a handgun, give the operator your charge card number, and the firearm would be delivered to your front door in a matter of days. Anti-gunners began whining and saying how dangerous the world was with mail order guns and so you got "reasonable" gun control laws with GCA '68. And all was well in the world...until 1969 when the anti-gunners asked "What's wrong with reasonable gun laws?" So, a few more gun laws were passed. And all was well in the world...until 1970 when the ant-gun crowd wanted "reasonable" gun laws. They demanded more gun laws in 1971, 1972, 1973, 1980, 19 pick a year, and almost everytime more gun legislation was passed somewhere. Now we are in 2015 and you are still demanding reasonable gun laws.

You still cannot determine what's reasonable (short of confiscation). So here's a switch, why don't you try to be reasonable (as determined by the NRA) for a change this year, and then be reasonable next year, and more reasonable 1n '17, and...

February 14, 2015 at 8:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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 )