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Man with legal concealed gun had to leave Salina theater

I bet every time you go to the movies or to dinner or anywhere there are at least 50 people, there is someone in the room with a gun. The issue is, is it a licensed person or unlicensed person. If you ban the licensed people, then you are in the room with just the unlicensed people who ignore the law and are probably crazy or just bad guys. I'd rather no one had guns. If a gun free zone can't be guaranteed, I'd rather have a licensed person who could possibly defend me against the bad, crazy people with guns. Very, very few shootings involve licensed people, most incidents involve unlicensed gun carriers.

July 16, 2014 at 11:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU broadcaster David Lawrence to open West Lawrence sports restaurant and bar; update on Limestone pizza restaurant downtown

Zig and Macs was probably overprice but that has a lot to do with location. They had good crowds most of the time until the very end. Food prices reflect a number of expenses, but rent expense is a killer in the food industry. I hope they negotiated well and succeed.

April 15, 2014 at 1:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU broadcaster David Lawrence to open West Lawrence sports restaurant and bar; update on Limestone pizza restaurant downtown

Wow, this is like the 5th place to go into that location. Zig and Mac's was pretty good, why did they fail? It amazes me that people keep trying to make bad locations work. Don't know why it's a bad location, but I wouldn't gamble my money there.

April 15, 2014 at 12:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Website encourages investment in Lawrence area

They don't want low wages or polluting industries. They don't want to offer incentives. You can't build it here or there, you can't build it anywhere. (Sorry Dr. Seuss) They want their cake and eat it too! The door is wide open for about 3 companies to move here. The other million don't fit because a person who lives Old West Lawrence thinks it might infringe on this or that. They will go lay down in the middle of Mass St. to protest and the city commission will fold.

I'm with Bob, This wasn't done already? What kind of idiots are running this city. The taxes are too high and we have no industry to support new "productive" jobs that pay well. Even Walmart is beginning to change it's ways and is investing $250 Billion in American goods. The great Satan is going to create jobs here. Some low paying jobs are better than no jobs Are we OK with that? I am, it's a start. Lawrence should learn from them.

February 24, 2014 at 11:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Gun perspective

I'd rather be alive when the police officer arrives. You will find very few incidents of a licensed person committing a violent gun crime and more where that person saved lives or property. So what is the problem?

December 25, 2013 at 10:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sebelius a finalist for Time Person of Year

She should be fired. The healthcare.gov site rollout is an embarrassment of epic proportion.

December 10, 2013 at 11:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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 )