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County commissioners blast concealed-carry law

http://legallyarmed.com/ccw_statistic...

Well over two million legal CC licensee's. 566 deaths since 2007 is .0283%. Not that 566 people isn't important. But let's keep this in scale here.

http://smartgunlaws.org/gun-deaths-an...

31076 deaths by guns in 2012. I really don't think the CC holder is the issue here. Maybe a culture of violence, lack of a strong family unit, and the disregard the law and for human life is the problem. I'll take my chances and be able to defned my self, thanks.

May 30, 2013 at 3:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioners blast concealed-carry law

As far as an aircraft goes, I would offer that is a secure place. Everyone goes through a metal detector and firearms are "checked" baggage at that point. That is exactly the same thing the legislation is trying to do. If an area is secure; no weapons allowed. If an area or building is not secure then legal concealed carry is allowed. I guess my take on it is - what has stopped or will stop someone from walking into an unsecure building or area and shooting up the place? Nothing. So if a no guns sign is up it prevents a law abiding citizen from being able to defend themsleves. It's black and white to me. If a building is secure then no one is armed. If a building is not secured then what stops a bad guy? Again - nothing. So why should one not be able to carry if they so choose? Please understand I'm not a god fearing, gun hugging nut job...The last thing I would ever want to happen is to have to use lethal force defending myself or a loved one. in fact in my 44 years i have not once thought to myself "Damn, I wish I had a gun right now." But I really do think this legislation makes perfect sense.

May 30, 2013 at 2:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioners blast concealed-carry law

@ Topple - First of all, thank you for your service. Living in Lawrence I don't feel the need to carry at all. However working in Kansas City it's a bit different. The point is you can't say it's ok to carry here, here, and here. But not here. The new legislation coming from Topeka is to stop having law abiding citizens unintentionally breaking the law.

May 30, 2013 at 12:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioners blast concealed-carry law

You are correct - kind of - some people enjoy target shooting or competions too. That aside, doesn't it concern you in the least that if an armed criminal were to break into your home in the middle of the night, and you are awoken from a dead sleep all you have is your phone? Granted the chances are slim that would happen, but the point is IT DOES.

May 30, 2013 at 12:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioners blast concealed-carry law

http://www.kansas.com/2012/11/17/2572...

@ Topple - Look - one can go out and find eveidence to support this, or any other argument, both ways. Yes accidents happen with CC holders. But police make mistakes too. There is friendly fire in the theatre of war. You can call us idiots, irresponsible, paranoid, or whatever other adjective comes to mind. But the bottom line is that CCL holders understand the responsibilty to be able to protect our own. It's as simple as that. The three examples you posted are unfortunate yes...However the first guy was drinking alcohol (illegal), the guy in the chinese restaruant was arrested for illegal possesion of a firearm, and the third guy appears to be an idiot. Sadley, every group has a few idiots around. In all the cases you listed, if the firearm were to have been securly holstered, not one neglagent discharge would have happend. it's all about being a RESPONSIBLE gun owner. Maybe you should go to a range sometime. You might have some fun.

May 30, 2013 at 11:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Planning Commission to debate Menards project Monday amid signs momentum may be turning

What exactly is wrong with a smaller government and lower taxes?

May 16, 2013 at 4:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Gun law costly

"Is Lawrence going to be like Dodge City in the days of the O.K. Corral, or are our city’s public building entrances possibly going to resemble the screening areas for airline boarding?"

Sheer ignorance.

May 16, 2013 at 2:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City estimates it may cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to keep concealed weapons out of city buildings

BINGO! jafs - That is why we go apply and get the license to legally carry a firearm concealed. We are law abiding citizens. Beleive it or not, we aren't blood thirsty trigger happy monsters. We understand there are real threats in socitey and we choose to be prepared in case something terrible happens. I feel it is MY responsibity to protect my loved ones. If you feel safe knowing the police are minutes away when seconds count...More power to you my friend.

May 15, 2013 at 8:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City estimates it may cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to keep concealed weapons out of city buildings

If his firearm were properly holstered the ND would never have happend. The guy is irresponsible and careless. He is now paying for his actions.

May 15, 2013 at 8:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City estimates it may cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to keep concealed weapons out of city buildings

http://www.kansascity.com/2013/03/06/...
it's one person out of approx 65K people in the state that carry. yes he was neglagent. yes he is an idiot. Yes he broke the law consuming alcohol while carrying. He is facing serious charges, and he will never get a CCL again.

May 15, 2013 at 8:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )