ksballen (Brendon Allen)


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Kansas proposal would allow concealed carry with no permit

Others can carry I have no issue with that but I believe the current system is working fine and not onerous I see no reason to change it.

February 13, 2015 at 12:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas proposal would allow concealed carry with no permit

If you can afford the firearm and ammo isn't the license and class cost a very small percentage of the outlay?

February 13, 2015 at 11:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas proposal would allow concealed carry with no permit

Also there was not this huge concealed carry push in the 1980s when Violent crime actually was an issue. It is now at its lowest levels since the 1970s by far and yet more people fear it and feel they need to be protected even though by all measures they are safer now than in a long time. Good work by the news and NRA to make people believe and fear they are in danger. I agree Philipp I own a gun and have a permit to carry but I do not want to live in a world I feel I have to carry everywhere. Also statistically if I did carry everywhere around here I could my odds of accidentally shooting myself or having my kid shoot themselves is higher than needing to use it to fend off violent crime so I don't often take the risk. the line about not being able to afford to get a permit is a little rich from a government who wants to require voterid rules that require everyone to pay for an id and didn't seem to be too keen to the same argument about those on fixed incomes or elderly being able to afford them.

February 13, 2015 at 11:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Races for U.S. Senate, governor top ballot on Election Day

Humm those "left wingers" at McKinsey seem to differ with your view Andy...


Yeah free market that is what republicans like isn't it? Score one for RomneyCare.

November 4, 2014 at 3:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fluoride fight pits oral health advocates against those who say their science is outdated

Fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face.

February 7, 2014 at 2:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Democrats sense a chance of defeating Republican Kobach in secretary of state's race

The question still remains to jaf and the others why do we need a get out the info campaign to the people in suspense? Why do we have 20K voters in this state to prevent something that has never been proven here. And even if it did happen I can say it was in single to double digits so why is catching that problem overriding the rights of so many legitimate voters? It just doesn't make sense and will cost the state a lot of money. Of course the ones in suspense are likely democratic voters so I am sure they are rushing to fix it. It seems people are more up in arms, pardon the pun, about permits to carry taking to long to go through than that legitimate people can't vote in this state. 'Merica.

October 6, 2013 at 7:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

First of all: KU women claim first Outdoor track crown

It is an observation not ignorance. I also claim there could be another reason for it so maybe you are right. Not taking anything away from them at all as it has nothing to do with it, it just struck me as interesting when the picture poped up as a social commentary. That is all, you can take it how you want or take it for what it was. But then again any comment about race at all these days either means you are a racist, ignorant, or a troll. God forbid we actually had an open and honest dialog on it instead of knee jerk reactions. Ugg you are right I am ruining this awesome achievement and should have realized this would be the reaction to an innocent observation.

May 6, 2013 at 10:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

First of all: KU women claim first Outdoor track crown

First off awesome job ladies... Now a bit off topic but somewhat interesting to me was the natural racial segregation of the photo. Maybe it is just by relay teams or something and happened to work that way but it just struck me that even though many of the racial barriers have been broken down that people themselves still tend to voluntarily segregate themselves even on a "team".

May 6, 2013 at 7:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Health care providers oppose Republican resolution to not expand Medicaid

This is a great story. Everyone should read it and be pissed.

February 22, 2013 at 10:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )