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Kansas universities lack firm plan for concealed guns on campus, making some anxious

Joe, your reply makes no sense at all. If said students want to purchase/carry a handgun illegally, they likely already have one on campus to begin with, or will choose to do so.

The law didn't change to suddenly allow students under 21 to purchase a handgun. Look, if someone wants to ignore a law, they will do so regardless. This doesn't make it "easier".

Just like in your example: those who wish to drink illegal will do so. If KU suddenly allowed alcohol on campus, those under 21 drinking alcohol would still be breaking the law.

Your attempt at tossing in a straw man has been denied.

May 26, 2015 at 11:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

How paychecks, pickup trucks and guns fit into the city's budget deliberations; name change on tap for Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau

Would you rather have someone trained in the use of a firearm to stand at that detector in case someone with bad intentions comes through?

Or a Walmart greeter who probably can't run too fast, nor has the physical prowess to stop/tackle someone?

April 22, 2015 at 2:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Feel safer?

Cary!! I've missed you! :D

April 7, 2015 at 4:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gov. Brownback signs bill allowing concealed carry without permit

Actually, I talked to my neighbor who is a police officer. He said he already goes into every encounter with the assumption that the person is carrying (legal or not). To not do so could be a death sentence. So he said this law really changes nothing as far as he's concerned.

He'll still find felons who carry illegally and deal with it appropriately.

April 2, 2015 at 10:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rock Chalk Park audit, incentives for Peaslee Center, Eldridge Hotel tax break set to be decided by city commissioners

The city needs to stop the tax breaks. Lawrence is a town that does not need to use them to attract development. We have KU, it's mid-way between Topeka and Kansas City, it sits betwixt two rivers, it has so many things going for it.

Developers are going to develop here because it's so valuable. Stop giving tax breaks!

March 24, 2015 at 9:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Smoking age

So you would rather miss out on tax dollars, and instead contribute it to gangs and drug cartels. Good call.

March 22, 2015 at 8:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas closer to allowing concealed carry with no permit

A militia is created/composed of civilians, and is not active military. Sure they can be asked to join a military cause. Our National Guard (and Reserves etc) are not a "well regulated militia". They are subset of our government-controlled military.

Granted, I have heard many people in the military say that they wouldn't go door-to-door to take guns away (etc).. but in situations like that, they would just bring in outsiders, or they would bring in folks that don't care. A lot of young infantry are just itching to get "into a fire-fight". They want confrontation, so bringing in a company of fresh recruits into a town and telling them the local population is causing trouble and they need to be disarmed? Hopefully the Captain (or Major) would have a cool head about the situation and would disagree, or hopefully the Sergeants and Lieutenants might question what is going on. But don't underestimate young, cocky men holding guns being told they might have to use them to suppress local "terrorists."

March 20, 2015 at 9:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas closer to allowing concealed carry with no permit

well then, I stand corrected. :)

March 20, 2015 at 8:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas closer to allowing concealed carry with no permit

(up there I meant to say "...told me that I would not handle a gun alone, nor go hunting alone..." )

I would even be OK with the Hunter Safety (or gun safety) certificate as the in-state "license". It doesn't even have to be registered or recorded anywhere. Just a good-faith that "yes I went to the trouble to learn how to use this thing."

You don't just throw a guy at a forklift and say, "go to work". There is some training involved.

March 19, 2015 at 10:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas closer to allowing concealed carry with no permit

I am totally cool with people needing some sort of training or class before carrying a firearm. I grew up in a butcher/hunter family, and have been around guns my entire life. But my dad told me that I would not handle a gun, nor go hunting alone, until I took a hunters' safety course.

I think every gun owner should take a gun safety and/or hunters' safety course.

I have a CCH and am pro-gun. But I also believe in safety.

We could save countless more lives if breathalyzer locks were installed in all vehicles. Just sayin'

March 18, 2015 at 9:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )