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Re: “Assault weapons, Orlando, McCain, Lamborn and the VA, and more

"Worth a try" -- Chris Donahue

You have a short memory. We tried it before. It failed. Multiple studies showed it failed. We predicted the failure, but no one listened. Even the gun controllers whined about what a spectacular failure it was.

I also noted you mix up so-called "assault weapons" and assault rifles -- they are NOT the same thing.

Furthermore, people are 1.6 times more likely to be killed by an attacker using blunt objects like bats, 2.3 times more likely to be killed by unarmed attackers, and 5.3 times more likely to be stabbed/cut to death by an attacker than you are to be killed by an attacker using a rifle of any kind. (FBI CIUS/UCR, 2014, Table 8)

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Posted by Dave H on 06/22/2016 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Assault weapons, Orlando, McCain, Lamborn and the VA, and more

Lawrence Martinez, would you mind defining "Capitol insanity"? I am sure it means different things to different people, but unless we know what it means to you, it is difficult to understand why you endorse a particular candidate. Thanks!

0 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Elle Ameno on 06/22/2016 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Assault weapons, Orlando, McCain, Lamborn and the VA, and more

Brent, that was an awesome...awesome letter.

I lived in Colorado Springs when Manitou was making it's decision. I figured it would / should be a financial windfall for Manitou. Especially with Colorado Springs turning it down, I think something like 5 votes determined it, certainly not the will of the people.

So, tell me, does Colorado Springs or any of these right wing cities along the front range get any of the windfall of state tax dollars from weed for their city?

They should not!

Right wingers are all about "earning" things, well, they haven't earned this.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/22/2016 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Centennial extension, bike summit, party politics, gay dads, and more

Gail - I had never heard of this expansion and it is appalling to think another natural area is going to be overrun with traffic. It fits the mentality of this City's urban planning model - build first and then claim they need to take over open spaces to relieve the traffic congestion they created with the developers unrestrained ability to build wherever they please.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by rms on 06/17/2016 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Centennial extension, bike summit, party politics, gay dads, and more

Thank you Gail!
The neighborhood has fought this extension for yearsfor years and had the pprta actually completed the Fillmore project as written to 3 lanes in each direction this extension would not be necessary.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by TruB on 06/16/2016 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Hey, Susan. Again, if a single woman doesn't have any babies, is she a murderer for allowing the eggs to die without becoming fertilized? Then ALL WOMEN would be murderers just for having their periods, and men are murderers for allowing their sperm to die when they masturbate? This just doesn't make sense.

CORRECTION- Maybe God wanted it this way so pre-born or fetus' AREN'T considered murdered by abortion, miscarriage or contraception. Makes more sense to me than your opinion, wouldn't you say???.

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Posted by guruD on 06/14/2016 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Maybe Lil Mick can find an example of a mass shooting in the US where the gunman was on the No Fly List or Terror Watch List at the time the firearms were purchased?

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dave H on 06/14/2016 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

"I said repeal, and rewrite." -- Lil mick

You can do one or the other.

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Posted by Dave H on 06/14/2016 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

"50 dead Americans, another 53 injured.

We won't let someone on the terror watch list board an airplane, but they can buy a military style assault weapon. That is just stupid!!" -- Lil Mick

First, you mix up the Terror Watch List and the No Fly List. They are not the same.

Second, there is no due process in the Terror Watch List. It was only designed for information and intelligence gathering and sharing and nothing else. Studies by the GAO and ACLU show that the majority of the people on the list actually have no ties to terrorism. And it wasn't all that long ago that people were complaining that they were being placed on the list because of criticizing the government.

Third, the gunman was not on either list at the time the firearms were purchased or at the time of the shooting.

"Don't get rid of it, but we need to be a bit more explicit than "arms". "

Arms is pretty explicit.

"This amendment as is... is useless!! "

Not at all.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Dave H on 06/14/2016 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Hey, Susan. Why does the Bible say we don't have life till God breaths life into us and gives us what is referred to as "breath life" or "soul life"? When we die it is said we "give our last breath" and our soul goes back to God. Maybe God wanted it this way so pre-born or fetus' are murdered by abortion, miscarriage or contraception. Makes more sense to me than your opinion, wouldn't you say???

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Posted by guruD on 06/14/2016 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Hey, Susan. Your logic on the egg and sperm being alive is faulty. Get your head out of your Church's doctrine and look at biology instead!

If a woman has a miscarriage, is God a murderer? If a woman doesn't have babies with all of her eggs, then is she a murderer for letting them "spoil" without the man's sperm? I have never been with a man and I am 54 years old. Does this make me a murderer too?

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Posted by guruD on 06/14/2016 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Hey Susan....you must be a real hoot to party with. :(

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/14/2016 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Donald Trump was right. Abortion is murder and the person who hires the hit man is just as guilty as the abortion doctor.

Life begins before conception.

A woman's egg cell is alive. It is human life not mouse life or plant life. A man's sperm cell is human life, also.

If a woman's egg cell is not fertilized by a man's sperm cell it will die. Contraception is wrong because it denies the egg cell a chance for life. Using the rhythm method to avoid pregnancy is wrong for the same reason.

In order for a man's sperm cell to have a chance for life it must be inserted into the vagina of a woman who has ovulated. For this reason masturbation is wrong and homosexuality is wrong. The rhythm method should be used to increase the chances for pregnancy.

Obviously abortion is wrong. Give life a chance.

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Posted by Susan Wright on 06/14/2016 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

50 dead Americans, another 53 injured.

We won't let someone on the terror watch list board an airplane, but they can buy a military style assault weapon. That is just stupid!!

Nothing will happen, if we try to bring the assault weapon ban back again, the NRA will invoke the second amendment and that will end it.

This will go on forever unless we sit down, accept the wording of this amendment no longer works and update it.

Don't get rid of it, but we need to be a bit more explicit than "arms". We also need to get rid of the whole militia wording as that has no use in 2016 either.

This amendment as is... is useless!! And a hinderance to our progress in trying to evolve and move forward as a country and a people in the third millennium.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/14/2016 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

Steve Schriener appears to only be familiar with a couple people in the NRA, not the entire 75 person board.

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Posted by Dave H on 06/10/2016 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

"Seriously Robert, simply stating "The Second Amendment" is not a conversation.

It's not even a complete sentence,"

Oh Lil Mick, so intent on displaying your ignorance. The 2nd Amendment is most definitely a complete sentence by any grammatical standard you would like to throw at it.

"The problem with the second amendment, it is without a doubt the worst worded amendment in the constitution. "

Only for those who slept through High School English. The structure of the 2nd is quite clear.

"No one can define, legally, what an "arms" is. "

So, having completely embarrassed yourself over grammar, you decide to embarrass yourself over law. The legal definition of "arms" as used in the 2nd has been established for a very long time; in a nutshell, items of common use for individual combat.

" Can you really imagine that, armed U.S. citizens fighting ISIS, or any other threat we may face, that is a joke."

Not a joke at all.

"As in the actual second amendment, the virginia clause (thank you Robert for showing us that, I found it educational). also states a reason for the amendment, it is to maintain a militia ready when called, as opposed to a standing army."

Not quite. The amendment uses the necessity of a militia as one reason, but not necessarily the only reason, to not infringe the right. The right pre-exists, all the amendment does is protect it.

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Posted by Dave H on 06/10/2016 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Judith...please give me an exact, concise, legally binding definition of the word "arms". If you cannot, how can you say to keep this amendment as is? Cuz, this is the problem!

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/10/2016 at 4:30 AM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Judith, in regards to your comment from the last issue, I did not say just "repeal", I said repeal, and rewrite.

According to you.."That any of the Bill of Rights gets abused is unfortunate, but repealing them shouldn't be on the table. "

...Why not, remember I said rewrite??

According to you..."I'm all for mature discussion on the issue and reasonable limits. I also neither own nor want a gun"
... Mature discussions and reasonable limits aren't happening, because you can't the way this one amendment is written, this is EXACTLY the problem. Mature discussions with the NRA, seriously Judith?

According to you.. "but it shouldn't just be the government who does, either." I agree with you and I never said this.

You really did not respond to my exact comment, that is not helpful Judith.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/10/2016 at 4:06 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

Judith, I did not say just "repeal", I said repeal, and rewrite.

According to you.."That any of the Bill of Rights gets abused is unfortunate, but repealing them shouldn't be on the table. "

...Why not, remember I said rewrite??

According to you..."I'm all for mature discussion on the issue and reasonable limits. I also neither own nor want a gun"
... Mature discussions and reasonable limits arent happening, because you can't the way this one amendment is written, this is EXACTLY the problem.

According to you.. "but it shouldn't just be the government who does, either." I agree with you and I never said this.

You really did not respond to my exact comment, that is not helpful Judith.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/10/2016 at 4:04 AM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Judith....You ROCK!!

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/09/2016 at 1:47 PM

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