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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 )

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 )