RSA (Richard Aronoff)


Comment history

Letter to the editor: Massacre blame

An article published in the Miami Herald recently outlined a number of the very disturbing things that Cruz told his school's psychologist. None of those things were reported to law enforcement or the federal background check database.

Exactly what is a mental health professional obligated to share with school administrators and law enforcement?

March 14, 2018 at 10:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate to vote on measure aimed at amending U.S. Constitution to limit government power

Federalist 45 was directed to the people of the State of New York. James Madison’s intention was to convince the people of New York to ratify the proposed constitution.

It is lengthy but his argument can be distilled down to this quote from the piece: “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.”

Today, one could argue that the evolution of the country has turned Federalist 45 upside down.

March 8, 2018 at 10:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Red flag gun bill has merit

This does nothing to prevent someone being treated by a mental health professional from acquiring a gun. Those professionals should be required to report the names of patients that they believe might have violent tendencies to the federal background check database. Depending on the nature of the interaction, law enforcement should be required to do the same.

This might require that someone tell the ACLU to sit down and shut up.

March 6, 2018 at 11:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill protecting Native American rights to wear tribal regalia advances in Kansas Senate committee

WHY is this even a question?00000000000000000

March 6, 2018 at 11:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dick's Sporting Goods ends sales of assault-style rifles in stores

Blackford: Here is an article from CBS News via regarding Senator Rubio's proposed gun control legislation. Paragraph 7 confirms what I said about Broward County and the federal Promise Program.

March 1, 2018 at 1:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dick's Sporting Goods ends sales of assault-style rifles in stores

Blackford: Limbaugh didn't imagine the Promise Program --- he just talked about it. The Promise Program exists and was implemented in Broward County. Can you provide another reason why the school district didn't bring in law enforcement after threats were made and bullets were brought to school? Can you provide a reason why law enforcement didn't act after 39 visits to the shooter's home and multiple phone calls? It was either the Promise Program or complete incompetence on the part of the school system and law local enforcement.

March 1, 2018 at 11:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dick's Sporting Goods ends sales of assault-style rifles in stores

The Dick's CEO's comments were broadcast this morning on Fox Business. He wasn't being quoted, it was him in a video. He said the shooter was able to purchase a shotgun from Dick's because he passed a background check.

The reason he was able to pass that background check despite his record at school and over 30 visits by law enforcement to his home was a result of the Obama/Holder Justice Department's Promise Program.

The program was started in Chicago and spread throughout the country including to Broward County in Florida. It provided grants to school systems and police departments if interactions between students and law enforcement were reduced. That's the reason why the police were not notified when the shooter brought bullets to school and made threats and why law enforcement took no action despite many calls about him and many visits to his home.

February 28, 2018 at 1:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Reject NRA money

Instead of reducing the cost of firearms training or offering it for free to low income people, the geniuses in Topeka removed the requirement for that training entirely. Thus proving that the difference between the legislature in Topeka and yogurt is that yogurt has a living culture.

February 26, 2018 at 2:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Reject NRA money

According to an NBC News article, the family of the AR-15 designer has said that he never intended it for civilian use. That should be the end of the discussion,

But on the matter of money, from 1997 to 2017, the NRA made $200 million in political contributions. in 2017 alone, labor unions contributed over one billion to politicians. Or, if prefer, you can read that as 1000 million dollars. I would imagine that the fund raising and bundling activities of Hollywood celebrities might rival the amount of NRA annual contributions.

When it comes to political influence through political contributions, the NRA is the least of your problems.

February 26, 2018 at 2:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Arming teachers not the answer

Regarding shotguns, Vice President Biden said the same thing.

Taurus and Smith & Wesson both make a revolver that is capable of firing a .45 caliber round or a .410 shotgun round. Some people refer to them as snake slayers because with a number six .410 shell it will kill a snake every time if the snake is actually a threat. It's a perfect home-defense choice since beyond 15 yards it is unlikely you will hit what you're aiming at. It's really only effective in an up close situation.

February 26, 2018 at 2:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )