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Democrats plan strategies to take on Brownback, Kobach and others

"The Hispanic vote is a persuadable vote,". The Democrats are going talk the Hispanics into voting their way! Good ole American ingenuity! While you are at it, why don't you see if you can lower the voting age to like may 10 years old. You could persuade them into voting your way even easier. Just give them an ipad or something cool. The Republicans hit the nail on the head, by making people prove they have the right to vote. Those nearly 15,000 would-be voters who are in limbo, may want to present their paperwork showing they are citizens. I'll be more than happy to present my birth certificate, if it is ever required.

Obamacare may be a good thing, but we will have to wait until October to see what those premiums will be. I'll bet they will not be as affordable as the Democrats claim they will be.

August 18, 2013 at 12:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

State government buildings to allow concealed carry of guns

Knuckledragger. Please remind me as to how many CCL holders have shot someone because they were hot heads, macho tough guys , wannabe cowboys etc.: basically people who got angry and upset about something minor and stupid? How many have shot innocent bystanders or people who were not threating them or others with violent force? I know you are concerned about it, but it hasn't happened and the CCL's were first issued in Kansas in 2007. It has been almost 6 years with law abiding citizens carrying a gun, and what you fear has not happened. How many criminals have been set free because of prison overcrowding? Murderers have been set free after serving only 15 to 20 years. We need to put fear in the hearts of the criminals, because the law isn't doing it. We need to make the criminals wonder how many people in a mall, theater, school, etc. are carrying a gun. I hope to God that I never have to shoot somebody, but if it comes down to them or me dying, it will be them if I have anything to say about it.

June 28, 2013 at 11:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State government buildings to allow concealed carry of guns

I'm all for law abiding citizens carrying a gun, and could care less what anybody else thinks. Those of us who possess a CCL are damn serious about carrying a gun, and don't carry one just to be cool or make a fashion statement. We have been trained when to fire and when to hold our fire, and we do not want to shoot innocent bystanders. We have also been made aware of the liability if we happen to shoot an innocent bystander, so we won't spray bullets everywhere when we are forced to draw our weapon. At least I can die trying to defend myself, rather than running like a scared rabbit, and praying to God that the nut job with the gun either runs out of ammo, or just doesn't find me. Guns are necessary when seconds count, and the police are minutes away.

June 28, 2013 at 10:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Sacred wetlands

I can't wait till it opens, so I can get around all the dip stick drivers in town on my way to work. I live in Lawrence and work in the east hills business park, if that makes any difference. It will also cut down the amount of traffic. I work with a lot of people from Topeka, and they have to drive through town to get to work. There are some people who want to go around this lovely city.

June 8, 2013 at 1:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man charged with stealing motorist's eyeglasses in road rage incident

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June 8, 2013 at 1:22 p.m. ( )

Letter: Serious issue

I believe that law abiding citizens should have the means to protect themselves if necessary. I'm not going to try and change anybody's mind, because it's a waste of time. I will vote against anybody who will try to take my gun rights away from me and will stand up for my rights if necessary. Last time I checked, Lawrence was still in the state of Kansas. Kansas is gun friendly state and that is not going to change anytime soon. The anti-gun citizens need to get used to this or move to someplace safer like Chicago or LA. I think we should invite all so called gun nuts to move to our great state. I am only speaking of the law abiding gun nuts. I believe that Lawrence would be a safer place if everybody and their dog was packing a gun. This way the bad people would have to think twice about doing something in our state, because they would know that all of the law abiding citizens would be packing a gun. This is my opinion, and nobody is going to change my mind.

May 25, 2013 at 12:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Will of the people

I believe that law abiding citizens should have the means to protect themselves if necessary. I'm not going to try and change anybody's mind, because it's a waste of time. I will vote against anybody who will try to take my gun rights away from me and will stand up for my rights if necessary. Last time I checked, Lawrence was still in the state of Kansas. Kansas is gun friendly state and that is not going to change anytime soon. The anti-gun citizens need to get used to this or move to someplace safer like Chicago or LA. I think we should invite all so called gun nuts to move to our great state. I am only speaking of the law abiding gun nuts. I believe that Lawrence would be a safer place if everybody and their dog was packing a gun. This way the bad people would have to think twice about doing something in our state, because they would know that all of the law abiding citizens would be packing a gun. This is my opinion, and nobody is going to change my mind.

May 25, 2013 at 12:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Cooker control

Good point Kent. Here is my 2 cents. Yes, you can purchase a firearm off the Internet, but they will only ship it to somebody who has a Federal Firearms License. The person with the Federal Firearms License will run a background check on you, and you will pay them a small fee for their service. You can also purchase a firearm at a gun show without any kind of background check. This is allowed so gun owners can sell their weapons privately to other gun owners without having to go through a Federal Firearms License dealer. If a convicted felon purchases a firearm from another person privately, they are breaking a federal law and could go back to prison for doing so. Please tell me of one instance, where somebody committed one of these mass murders, and they purchased their weapons at a gun show or privately from another person. Name me just one instance. I don't believe there are any instances, but please let me know if I'm wrong. They either stole them or purchased them from a dealer who ran a background check on them, and they passed the background check. It's not the weapon that needs to be controlled; it's the loose nut behind the trigger who needs to be controlled. The nut job that is responsible for the Sandy Hook Elementary incident broke more than one law. He murdered his mother and stole her guns. What other silly law would have prevented him for doing what he did? It seams to me that he didn't care about any laws, or he wouldn't have broken them. Maybe we need to include mental records, when a background check is performed. The problem is that the bill that was presented to the US Senate contained all these other silly agendas, which are included to slowly eat away at our rights to own firearms. These agendas include limiting the magazine capacities or outlawing anything that could be considered an assault weapon. I have a 22-caliber rifle that may be included in an assault weapons ban, just because I can purchase a 50 round magazine for it. It's a peashooter for Christ sake! Lets end the madness and pass laws that make sense or stop letting criminals out of prison because of overcrowding or commit those who are a danger to our society.

April 27, 2013 at 12:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Courage lacking

Here is my 2 cents. Yes, you can purchase a firearm off the Internet, but they will only ship it to somebody who has a Federal Firearms License. The person with the Federal Firearms License will run a background check on you, and you will pay them a small fee for their service. You can also purchase a firearm at a gun show without any kind of background check. This is allowed so gun owners can sell their weapons privately to other gun owners without having to go through a Federal Firearms License dealer. If a convicted felon purchases a firearm from another person privately, they are breaking a federal law and could go back to prison for doing so. Please tell me of one instance, where somebody committed one of these mass murders, and they purchased their weapons at a gun show or privately from another person. Name me just one instance. I don't believe there are any instances, but please let me know if I'm wrong. They either stole them or purchased them from a dealer who ran a background check on them, and they passed the background check. It's not the weapon that needs to be controlled; it's the loose nut behind the trigger who needs to be controlled. The nut job that is responsible for the Sandy Hook Elementary incident broke more than one law. He murdered his mother and stole her guns. What other silly law would have prevented him for doing what he did? It seams to me that he didn't care about any laws, or he wouldn't have broken them. Maybe we need to include mental records, when a background check is performed. The problem is that the bill that was presented to the US Senate contained all these other silly agendas, which are included to slowly eat away at our rights to own firearms. These agendas include limiting the magazine capacities or outlawing anything that could be considered an assault weapon. I have a 22-caliber rifle that may be included in an assault weapons ban, just because I can purchase a 50 round magazine for it. It's a peashooter for Christ sake! Lets end the madness and pass laws that make sense or stop letting criminals out of prison because of overcrowding or commit those who are a danger to our society.

April 27, 2013 at 12:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Shame on us

Here is my 2 cents. Yes, you can purchase a firearm off the Internet, but they will only ship it to somebody who has a Federal Firearms License. The person with the Federal Firearms License will run a background check on you, and you will pay them a small fee for their service. You can also purchase a firearm at a gun show without any kind of background check. This is allowed so gun owners can sell their weapons privately to other gun owners without having to go through a Federal Firearms License dealer. If a convicted felon purchases a firearm from another person privately, they are breaking a federal law and could go back to prison for doing so. Please tell me of one instance, where somebody committed one of these mass murders, and they purchased their weapons at a gun show or privately from another person. Name me just one instance. I don't believe there are any instances, but please let me know if I'm wrong. They either stole them or purchased them from a dealer who ran a background check on them, and they passed the background check. It's not the weapon that needs to be controlled; it's the loose nut behind the trigger who needs to be controlled. The nut job that is responsible for the Sandy Hook Elementary incident broke more than one law. He murdered his mother and stole her guns. What other silly law would have prevented him for doing what he did? It seams to me that he didn't care about any laws, or he wouldn't have broken them. Maybe we need to include mental records, when a background check is performed. The problem is that the bill that was presented to the US Senate contained all these other silly agendas, which are included to slowly eat away at our rights to own firearms. These agendas include limiting the magazine capacities or outlawing anything that could be considered an assault weapon. I have a 22-caliber rifle that may be included in an assault weapons ban, just because I can purchase a 50 round magazine for it. It's a peashooter for Christ sake! Lets end the madness and pass laws that make sense or stop letting criminals out of prison because of overcrowding or commit those who are a danger to our society.

April 27, 2013 at 12:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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