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Opinion: Right to bear arms isn’t unlimited

The founders used the word "people" in the 2nd amendment to give the right to the people not the state.

Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority in Heller, stated:

Nowhere else in the Constitution does a “right” attributed to “the people” refer to anything other than an individual right.

September 23, 2013 at 8:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU journalism professor Guth placed on leave as school reviews comment he made on Twitter on shootings

I would be interested to hear how you think the NRA is stealing freedoms

September 22, 2013 at 3:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Guth's tweet puts him in middle of political firestorm

First his tweet was simply ignorant. The NRA isn't responsible for other peoples actions just as Twitter isn't responsible for what other people tweet. It is interesting that he wants his tweet to be protected speech under the 1st amendment but wants the 2nd amendment rights of others ignored. I would expect more critical thought out of a university professor. I would think he would have tweeted for increased attention and increased services for mental health care services if he really wanted to affect society in a positive way.

September 22, 2013 at 3:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New 'no gun' signs posted in public buildings

This means that only gun carrying criminals who have no respect for the law or a sign will enter these buildings. Solid work.

June 28, 2013 at 5:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Vigil held to promote gun control

If they wanted to do something that might actually help people they should hold a vigil for mental health care.

April 15, 2013 at 12:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Legislation seeks to block federal gun laws on Kansas firearms

So you think the current gun laws in Kansas infringe upon the right to bear arms then? In that case you would support not enforcing any more federal gun laws in Kansas which would further infringe upon the right to bear arms.

February 19, 2013 at 3:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Legislation seeks to block federal gun laws on Kansas firearms

I would be interested to hear why you think this would lead to "more shootings in Kansas then any other state."

February 19, 2013 at 2:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Legislation seeks to block federal gun laws on Kansas firearms

You are not correct. Here are a few of the Kansas laws.
21-4204a: Criminal possession of firearm by a juvenile. (a) Criminal possession of a firearm by a juvenile is knowingly possessing a firearm with a barrel less than 12 inches long by any person less than 18 years of age.
(b) Criminal possession of a firearm by a juvenile is a class A nonperson misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation is a severity level 8, nonperson felony.
(c) It shall be a defense to a prosecution of criminal possession of a firearm by a juvenile if such person less than 18 years of age was:
(1) In attendance at a hunter's safety course or a firearms safety course;
(2) engaging in practice in the use of such firearm or target shooting at an established range authorized by the governing body of the jurisdiction in which such range is located;
(3) engaging in an organized competition involving the use of such firearm, or participating in or practicing for a performance by an organization exempt from federal income tax pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code of 1986 which uses firearms as a part of such performance;
(4) hunting or trapping pursuant to a valid license issued to such person pursuant to article 9 of chapter 32 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated and amendments thereto;
(5) traveling with any such firearm in such person's possession being unloaded to or from any activity described in paragraphs (1) through (4), only if such firearm is secured, unloaded and outside the immediate access of such person;
(6) on real property under the control of such person's parent, legal guardian or grandparent and who has the permission of such parent, legal guardian or grandparent to possess such firearm; or
(7) at such person's residence and who, with the permission of such person's parent or legal guardian, possesses such firearm for the purpose of exercising the rights contained in K.S.A. 21-3211, 21-3212 or 21-3213 and amendments thereto.
(d) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the Kansas criminal code.
Kansas law, K.S.A. 21-4209(a)(2) makes it unlawful for life for a person to possess any firearm if that person has: 1) been convicted of a person felony or violation of any provision of the uniform controlled substances act under the laws of Kansas or any other jurisdiction; and 2) was found to have been in possession of a firearm at the time of the commission of the offense.
Kansas law, K.S.A. 21-4204(a)(3) makes it unlawful for a person to possess any firearm within five (5) years of conviction or release form imprisonment if that person has: 1) been convicted of a felony; and 2) was found not to have been in possession of a firearm at the time of the commission of the offense.
21-4205: Also prohibits deface the serial number on a firearm.

Bombs, and IEDs are not firearms.

February 19, 2013 at 2:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Compton says he thinks convention center would be good addition to downtown Lawrence

Have you ever seen a developer say that building anything wasnt a good idea?

January 21, 2013 at 4:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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