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Kansas Senate approves concealed carry of guns without training or permit

Most 'gun nuts' I know advocate training. They are some of the most responsible folks around. Not part of my lexicon, but they respect the 'tools' of the trade. A'la American Sniper.

Before conceal and carry, a license has to be obtained to purchase a gun - correct? If so, what controls are in place for a Kansas gun purchase?

February 26, 2015 at 8:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate approves concealed carry of guns without training or permit

I have no dog in this fight. If folks want to own guns, I have no issue with that. I have several myself, but they are stored away, and I might go target shooting once a year if my hucklebuck relatives have a family reunion. Kinda like fishing, fun when I do it, but 10 years could pass and I wouldn't miss it.

What blows my mind is that the NRA does not have an issue with no training. No one should handle a gun without a hunter safety course or equivalent. Unless I am missing the details, no training is required, correct? If true, not a good idea.

February 26, 2015 at 8:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Compton purchases former Borders Bookstore site; Incumbents, Rasmussen leading the pack in City Commission fundraising

So you are saying we don't need a grocery store downtown? What do others say? I assume some demand is there based on some market study.

Personally I am ambivalent. but assume some demographic is pushing for it. Is there enough of them to bring in an investor to meed the demand? Or projected demand?

Otherwise 11th, or Borders should spend their capital on ventures with a better predicted rate of return.

But it still sounds like some need will go unmet, from 19th and Mass, north to some far north Lawrence boundary way past the river - perhaps the service stop on I-70? Where do these people get their dry goods, oats and tact? And some hard candy for the kids for the long winter?

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February 24, 2015 at 11:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Compton purchases former Borders Bookstore site; Incumbents, Rasmussen leading the pack in City Commission fundraising

How much website do you get for $14.95? Is that a price for 30 days? Sounds like no funds to renew for another month. Darn, at least one more to go. Open spaces on Mass if you can stand your ground against the 'pro's.

February 24, 2015 at 11:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Compton purchases former Borders Bookstore site; Incumbents, Rasmussen leading the pack in City Commission fundraising

I am picking up what you are laying down.

I do think that there are 'stealth' opportunities that the 'big boys' don't deem a good use of capital. I would be snapping up the small fry properties, with tenants covering the lower cost mortgage payments and slowly upgrade the infrastructure over time. On the cheap, via Craigslist items, ReStore items, etc. Keep operating costs at a minimum, without becoming a slumlord, and build equity. Takes a keen knowledge of the area, and what properties to avoid and which have potential. Fly under the radar and beat the big shooters at their own game.

Having lived there for 4 decades I saw the potential. If I ever go back, might have the nuts to give it shot. But it will take an iron will to make it happen.

Would love to make a run at it. Care to partner with me Wayne? :-)

February 24, 2015 at 11:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Compton purchases former Borders Bookstore site; Incumbents, Rasmussen leading the pack in City Commission fundraising

So time to pull up stakes and pack it in? What say the folks around that area? Or is the Borders location the (only) key to downtown nirvana? What is the next closest grocery store north of Dillon's on Mass? The Merc?

February 24, 2015 at 10:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Compton purchases former Borders Bookstore site; Incumbents, Rasmussen leading the pack in City Commission fundraising

Will they buy their groceries there and hump them back to the apartments around town? Need folks in proximity to the grocery store to make it viable. Past ventures have proven the lack of customers to be a little problematic. If not true, why didn't they survive over the years? Something kept them away...... But 'Lil Jimmy may be the just the trick.

February 24, 2015 at 10:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Compton purchases former Borders Bookstore site; Incumbents, Rasmussen leading the pack in City Commission fundraising

Ri*hard, property owners get to do that.

Buy the property yourself (work hard, save up or get your Kickstarter going) and you can dictate just like the adults.

February 24, 2015 at 10:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Compton purchases former Borders Bookstore site; Incumbents, Rasmussen leading the pack in City Commission fundraising

Towers are the only way to achieve the density required to support the businesses needed for a viable downtown, particularly the grocery store.

February 24, 2015 at 10:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Compton purchases former Borders Bookstore site; Incumbents, Rasmussen leading the pack in City Commission fundraising

I would suggest starting a business yourself and then develop properties around town, and in particular downtown. You will soon realize that deciding what businesses you choose as tenants is very important to you, the property owner.

February 24, 2015 at 9:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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