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Regents want to know what concealed carry would mean for each building on each public college campus

Barbara, a noble thought. My concern is how far away the police would be? A bad guy could do a lot of damage in 5 minutes. However if he is dodging bullets from a good guy, any good guy, then he probably won't hurt as many people. I don't care how we do it, we need more good guys out there to stop bad guys. More police would be preferable as they are better trained, but very expensive. But if it means saving the life of an innocent person, I'll take anyone who will help defend the defenseless. So we either figure out how to take all guns away in a public building or let the good guys carry theirs. CCW holders, to my knowledge, are highly unlikely to ever be bad guys.

October 21, 2013 at 10:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU journalism professor condemned by administrators for tweet about NRA

How do you know NRA members loved ones' were not killed? From what I understand this horrific act was done in most part with a shotgun. Are we really thinking we can take all the handguns, shotguns, rifles, swords, knives, explosives, baseball bats, etc away from people? This is another mental health issue. Prof. Guth is dead wrong on his assumption, but I will defend his right to say it in the manner that he did.

September 20, 2013 at 12:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown Lawrence call center gives details on plans to hire nearly 200

Elliottaw, I not only believe it, I experience it. I employ a lot of people around the country. In some parts of the country we have to pay a lot more to "beat" the government out of paying people to do nothing. In other parts we pay more because other employers are beating us to the "good" workers. Not all employees are the same. We quickly move to other parts of the country who have a better work ethic and are more productive. These areas we are willing to pay better.

August 27, 2013 at 3:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown Lawrence call center gives details on plans to hire nearly 200

$9.54/hr??? You can make about $15 collecting welfare and food stamps. why work? The government needs to quit competing with us and allow market forces to stabilize. These people will go to work for $9.54 AND collect food stamps, what is wrong with that picture? If the government didn't subsidize everything, employers would have to pay a living wage to keep employees from going elsewhere.

August 27, 2013 at 2:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City advisory board recommends tax abatement for LED firm

This City has a terrible reputation for relocating businesses. We have to start somewhere to turn that around. We need jobs and I am not going to raise my nose at any job someone brings to this town, minimum wage or otherwise. I prefer better jobs, but will take whatever we can get. So what if these guys win a little bit on this deal, it gets the ball rolling...

August 21, 2013 at 10:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Board of Regents indicates it will pursue in-depth study of new concealed carry law

Judge, do you have a basement? Ever had a tornado tear your house down? Ever gone to the basement when a tornado is near? Why don't you just go stand in the front yard? Odds are nothing will happen. Same goes for crazy people with guns, they are the tornado and my gun is the storm shelter. I carry it just in case and you'll never know it's there, just like my storm shelter. In your case, if a shooter does pop up, hopefully someone is carrying a storm shelter to protect you.

August 15, 2013 at 3:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Board of Regents indicates it will pursue in-depth study of new concealed carry law

Guns are cool and I do enjoy shooting them. That is not why I carry. Why are you even fighting this? Have you thought it through? How have the gun bans worked so far at the tragedies at movie theaters, schools, post offices etc? Most of those places are currently off limits to CCH. 99% of those events were caused by unlicensed people. How many lives lost in the past 5 years alone? In fact you would be very hard pressed to name many crimes committed by CCH holders. However you could find many crimes averted by them. How much is a life worth?

August 14, 2013 at 11:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Board of Regents indicates it will pursue in-depth study of new concealed carry law

The point is, we are not letting them do it now, but they are. I bet if you set up a random metal detectors on campus and ran everyone through them, you would get hundreds of guns that are there illegally. You just don't want to face that fact.

Allowing people to conceal carry only allows people that are more responsible and who have gotten their license to carry on campus. The bad/crazy people with guns will still be there too.

August 14, 2013 at 10:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Board of Regents indicates it will pursue in-depth study of new concealed carry law

The travesty is caused by childish and petulant people who bring guns to class, work, restaurant, etc unlawfully. When you can guarantee that no one in the place has a gun, I'll leave mine at home. When you can get all the guns off the streets (probably never) I'll give mine up.

August 13, 2013 at 4:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Embattled KCC director out following critical statements

I think they probably are overstaffed and inefficient and probably incompetent to boot. I think she was trying to change that culture. I think everyone should have a little fear of losing their job. Keeps you honest.

June 14, 2013 at 2:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )