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Letter: Gun fears unfounded

Yes.

June 5, 2013 at 2:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Budget advances with 'devastating' cuts to KU

Is your question "more intelligent"? Or does it presume that a majority of unfilled jobs in Kansas, and a majority of potential new jobs, require a liberal arts degree?

Here's a realistic example: Company X receives a contract to rebuild an overpass and build 10 miles of 4 lane highway. To complete the project (which will take 2 years), Company X will need 30 drivers with Class A CDL and HazMat certification; 30 heavy equipment operators to operate bulldozers, graders, rollers, and roadbuilding machines; 20 welders;10 sandblasters; and 100 laborers to work steel, concrete, and asphalt. Average pay is $25.00/hr. ($51,000/year) before overtime.

How many KU graduates are qualified to be part of this real-life "trained workforce" (which was the term lawrenceloser used)? If you say any number greater than "zero", specify the actual trades from my example which are qualified by a liberal arts degree.

June 4, 2013 at 12:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: No re-enactment

If you want to have a moment of silence, go ahead and organize one. South Park is available most afternoons, unless there is a Zombie Walk going on.

If you don't like a re-enactment of Quantrill's raid, then don't attend it.

Simple solutions all around!

June 4, 2013 at 12:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Budget advances with 'devastating' cuts to KU

OK retard Democrat: how many KU grads are "qualified" in a trade (the 'trained workforce" you talked about)?

Raw number, or percentage, your choice.

June 3, 2013 at 3:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioners blast concealed-carry law

I don't "care" about you, not in the least., and I certainly have no duty to do so.

As an armed Citizen, I don't carry a weapon to protect you or any stranger; it's your responsibility to protect yourself. I don't carry a weapon to enforce the law; it's the duty of the government to enforce laws.

The only reason I carry a weapon is to defend myself, my home, and my family from an immediate deadly threat.

June 3, 2013 at 1:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioners blast concealed-carry law

As Abraham Lincoln said, "75% of the statistics you read on the Internet are false."

When you don't carry a weapon, you are 100% more likely to be unequipped to defend yourself against an immediate deadly threat.

June 3, 2013 at 12:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioners blast concealed-carry law

They aren't exceptions. The default is that a person can buy a car (engage in a private transaction) or operate a car without any ID. If car is operated on a public street, the State requires a license showing basic competency and accountability.

Thanks for clarifying your statement about Topple. I read it as an attempt by you to draw validity to your argument (which I reject) by using the status of someone who agrees with you. Being a Veteran does not automatically make someone pro-gun or pro-liberty. All kinds of men and women serve in the Armed Forces.

A person who argue for regulation and licensing of people prior to exercising a Constitutional right is on the "anti" side of that argument. You did not answer my previous question: Do you support a "license to receive an abortion" before a woman can have an abortion?

June 3, 2013 at 12:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioners blast concealed-carry law

When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.

June 1, 2013 at 11:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioners blast concealed-carry law

Three circumstances under which a person can own and drive a motor vehicle without a license:
1. Auto racing
2. Farm/ranch use only (trucks driven on pastures or fields, bot not on public roads)
3. Dirt bike

"Licensing gun ownership" = "government permission prior to exercising a constitutional right", or more succinctly: "The power to license is the power to prohibit". Apply the same standard to the other rights I listed. Abortion has a mortality rate exceeding 50% (every fetus, and <1% of mothers). Do you support a "license to receive an abortion", with the state of Kansas having the authority to prohibit it?

"Since gun ownership is a much more potentially dangerous thing than many other rights..." "Potentially dangerous" is unquantifiable, and is not recognized in the US Constitution as a legitimate justification for restriction on our rights. Liberty is inherently dangerous and messy, but that is part of what makes it such a beautiful thing.

"Topple agrees, and he was in the military, owns guns, etc." The fact that you and Topple agree is nice for you and him, but irrelevant for the rest of us. If you accept him as an authority on the Second Amendment because he is a Veteran and gun owner, then you must accept me as a greater authority because I am a Veteran, gun owner, NRA certified firearms instructor, competitive shooter, former law enforcement officer, and concealed carry license holder. Are you prepared to do that?

June 1, 2013 at 10:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioners blast concealed-carry law

"do they have to show their driver's license?" No. If you walk into a car dealership and make a cash purchase, you would not be required to show a driver's license or any other form of ID.

"And people can buy guns from other people without any of that." People can buy cars from other people without any of that. What is your point?

"And, in order to legally operate a vehicle, you have to have a license, etc." Not true. Off the top of my head, I can think of three circumstances under which you can own and drive a motor vehicle without a license, without breaking the law.

"which isn't true of guns" Do you need a license to give a speech at the bandshell at South Park, publish a book, or go to church? Do you support a "license to receive an abortion"?

Why do you think a person should have to receive permission from the state before exercising any right?

June 1, 2013 at 9:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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