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Kansas attorney general joins NRA, 21 other states in challenge of federal handgun restriction

Maybe Kansas should align their law with the federal law, then we wouldn't have a problem.

September 13, 2013 at 4:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Right to bear arms isn’t unlimited

It’s not just the extreme right, and the likes of the NRA whipping up gun ban paranoia. According to Mrs. Feinstein, and her 2013 proposal, it appears to me as if she would like to confiscate a significant number of firearms from law abiding citizens. There would not be much left in my safe if I had to surrender guns that are considered an assault weapon according to her proposal. So that said Kathy, I think some people may be justified in their gun ban paranoia. Both right and left can be overly ideological in their political positions. This bill is over the top and I could not see any way it could have passed. However, some obviously thought it had a chance and acted in a manor they thought best.

September 13, 2013 at 4:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Right to bear arms isn’t unlimited

"If anyone understands the social aspects of violence, it would be us leftys, right? LOL"

What does that even mean? I am confused???

September 13, 2013 at 3:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Right to bear arms isn’t unlimited

@ Kathy & Tomato - you two completely missed my point. It's not about banning anything. I am not paranoid. I am not Scared Barry is coming for my guns. You can legislate all kinds of laws into infinity. You can put limits on mag capacity. You can say if this kind of gun has that, it's illegal. It does nothing to stop violence. That is the essence of my point I am trying to make. PEOPLE are the problem. Violent people that don't care about anyone else. It's not guns or any other weapon for that matter that is the problem. Again it is PEOPLE! Geez - read and think!

September 13, 2013 at 2:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Right to bear arms isn’t unlimited

It is the same worn out arguement. The left sadly believe if guns are removed from law abiding citizens all gun violence be stopped immediatly in the country. However, most of the the anti-gun establishment doesn't want to talk about who, rather than what, is actually doing the majority of the killing and violent crime. You see, it does not matter what magazine capacity, or what furniture is on a rifle, or what caliber the gun happens to be. All that is irrelavent, because people do the crimes, not the guns. A GUN IS A TOOL. The left like to blame the NRA and the evil firearms manufacturers, but that really is not fair is it? They like to blame the CCL guys for making cities that were once peaceful, and violence never ever happened, into the old west were shootouts are as commen as a kids soccer game. REALITY is it's the criminals, the badguys, the drug dealers, the gang bangers, the felons.

Because fixing the REAL root causes of violence in this country is too hard to do. Taking away a law abiding citizens guns is far easier than changing an entire culture. A culture where human life is worth no more than what ever is in a purse or cash drawer of a quik trip. A culture where others property is "anyone's" property, all you have to do is take it. A culture where the punishment does not necessarily deter a crime.

You see - people are the problem. Not guns, knives, bats, chipper shredders, take your weapon of choice. It's PEOPLE, not the tool used in a violent crime. Until people have a higher respect for one another this will not stop. I don't know how I can explain this any more clearly guys. Bad people like to hurt other people. Some people choose to be able to defend themselves if a dangerous situation arises. If you don't like guns, don't own one. But the thought process of "if all guns are banned......." is just plain unreasonable and honestly silly. It's been said a thousand times, but no one seems to grasp it. "If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns".

September 13, 2013 at 12:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Gun study

Is the arguement "tempers can run high at sporting events, classrooms, and labs" really valid? I mean have you ever been so mad you wanted to kill someone over a ballgame, a bad grade (that would your own fault) or a simple disagreement? I think this entire study is a waste of time and resources.

August 15, 2013 at 8:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Former district attorney comments on concealed-carry law

The privilege of being anti-gun:

I could not have said it better myself.

July 11, 2013 at 4:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioners blast concealed-carry law

Skull - the statistics that Gatekeeper posted are not necessarily inacurrate, I'm saying they are one sided. Yes guns are everywhere in the country, and guns are dangerous. What I'm trying to point out is that there is a particular demographic that are causing a large part of death and gun violence. That would be criminals, not small small percentage of CC holders. The law is not going to make for a wild west scenerio at the fair grounds, or any other govt building for that matter. I stated ignorance NOT stupidity. There is a large difference in the two. GateKeeper post's statistics that support his/her agenda, not a fair factual overview of the problem. I feel GateKeeper has a one sided view and that's all. I feel Iunderstand both sides. I wish there wasn't all of the violence in our world. I wish we didn't have to go to war, have innocent children murdered, have terrorists trying every angle to kill people, or bad guys mugging people after dark. The problem is not guns. The problem is bad people. That's the brutal truth. If there were no guns people would use knives, bombs, cleavers, bats, forks, pipes, cars, whatever. Criminals are going to use whatever tool they have at their disposal to do what they do. I feel it is highly important to be able to defend myself if I so choose. I think most police officers feel the same way. I'm sorry to have offended you and Gatekeeper - not my intention. I just get a bit passionate about constitutional rights etc.

May 31, 2013 at 5:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioners blast concealed-carry law

I don't argue the statistics Gatekeeper. The one they forgot was demographics. Who's doing the killing. They also forgot to mention how many of these murders and shootings were done by felons that should not have legally possessed a firearm in the first place. You can blame the NRA all you want. Show your liberal ignorance. You will be damn hard pressed to find a member of the NRA out there committing murderous crimes. I'm not saying the number is zero, but I bet it's a minimal amount (I'm sure you will go out and find a stat somewhere online). The NRA and other pro-gun groups are protecting you - like it or not. They are defending your liberty and constitutional rights, which you obviously have no appreciation for. I am not paranoid, I just happen to understand the world is not a Utopian place full of friendly folks that want to help your little happy life along.

May 30, 2013 at 6:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioners blast concealed-carry law

I don't think martial law is quite the direction anyone want's to go...Ha! However, I do think what the city commision is proposing to do is silly, and honestly a wate of time and possibly revenue. Just my .02.

May 30, 2013 at 3:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )