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Letter to the editor: Gun action plan

Please! Someone explain to me what law could be passed that would have prevented any shooting that has occurred in Lawrence! Last I knew, murder was against the law. That law didn't help anyone of the murder victims. It's also against the law for convicted felons to possess firearms. How does that help? Shooting from a moving vehicle? Illegal! Ransomly firing into a crowd? Yup, illegal. Discharging a firearm in the city limits? A crime.

By definition, anytime a crime is committed, a law is broken. Seems like a simple statement, but there are many who believe that a new law will automatically reduce crime and cause people to alter their behavior. That is not exactly common sense.

Mr. Beyer accuses Second Amendment supporters of not having any common sense. Exactly where is the "common sense" in punishing people who have never committed a crime (i.e. gun owners)? If you extrapolate Mr. Beyers' "punish the masses because of the illegal actions of a few" logic to immigration, then you must deduce that he is very much pro-Trump immigration policy. I seriously doubt that he does. Where is the common sense here?

You still want to talk about "common sense" as it pertains to gun laws? Fine! Prior to 1968, an adult could open any Sears and Roebuck or Montgomery Ward catalog and order handguns, shotguns, and rifles over the phone. Just give the operator your charge card number and the item would show up on your door step within a few days. Then the anti-gunners began screaming about common sense gun laws. That led to the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968. And all was well in the world...until 1969 - when the anti-gunners began screaming about needing common sense gun laws. For years, the progun side gave in and more gun laws were passed and that never appeased the anti-gunners. They continually screamed about needing common sense gun laws.

Here we are in 2017, almost 50 years later and it's still the same argument from the left about needing "common sense" gun laws. The problem with Mr. Beyers' rant about gun owners' collective common sense is that people like Mr. Beyers keep changing the definition of "common sense" to suit their continual whining.

October 31, 2017 at 9:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: With both parties in crisis, turmoil is the new normal

What would one expect to happen when we are governed by a group of elitist liars on one side and a group of spineless liars on the other?

October 28, 2017 at 8:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mother of child killed in accidental shooting says 1-year-old brought ‘sunshine,’ ‘so much love’ to family

Hey LJW, since people (and newspaper personnel, for that matter) no longer know the definition of decorum, why don't you shut off the comments for this story? There are other platforms and venues for the gun debate.

September 26, 2017 at 8:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: GOP laid out racist welcome mat

Thank you, Ray! Your comments validated mine! Much appreciated.

August 22, 2017 at 9:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: GOP laid out racist welcome mat

Ladies and gentlemen, this article has been brought to you by a member of the political party that gave us the Confederacy, the KKK, Jim Crow laws, the fight against desegregation, and the ever popular racists organization, BLM. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental. No wonder they are trying to erase and rewrite history! More popcorn please!

August 21, 2017 at 8:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: The 144 million people who like Trump best

Understood, Steve, but I am well aware the Republican establishment hates Trump too.

August 14, 2017 at 4:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: The 144 million people who like Trump best

Reread the post, Steve. The points made had nothing to do with Trump, per se and had everything to do with the Lawrence Journal World. But feel free to define things that way, if you want.

August 12, 2017 at 11:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: The 144 million people who like Trump best

The answer is easy, Gary. The LJW is a Trump hating, left wing, main stream media rag that caters to Trump hating, left wingers in a predominantly Trump hating left wing city.

August 10, 2017 at 9:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: The 144 million people who like Trump best

You mean like when Obama interfered in the Israeli elections, Greg?

August 10, 2017 at 9:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: The 144 million people who like Trump best

Slightly better than the evidence collection in Trump/Russia collusion investigation, Dorothy.

August 10, 2017 at 8:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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