John Adams warned "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." Perhaps this is why some Indy readers have such problems with it.
"Stop the uncontrolled transfer of firearms with severe universal background checks for EVERY transfer of such weaponry."
For starters, firearms transfers are already controlled by laws. Except for when criminals swap their guns.
I generally avoid the sky is falling Alex Jones types, but he assembled a great video that illustrates why I don't trust people who want to apply 'severe' controls over my Constitutionally-protected natural rights...
In spite of the fact that you chose to ignore my point about firearms transfers and changed the subject, I will address yours:
"asawatcher - Please explain how gun laws you call 'reasonable' mitigated any of the last five mass shootings."
Answer: there are NO reasonable gun laws. That's the problem. Guns seem to be void of reason, and beyond normal law. Laws to regulate the proliferation of today's ever more efficient killing machines can't even get introduced into state or federal legislatures. Chicago might try to control the insanity, but surrounding states and counties encourage proliferation. Other than installing anti-personal barriers at the city limits, and checking everybody who wants to enter Chicago, the solution to Chicago's problem is, of course, unattainable, especially since no universal background check legislation can even get introduced.
Gun free zones are, today, nothing more than polite requests . . . the LAST kind of request gun toters respect. If a bank wants its business to be gun free, they realistically would have to post an armed guard and a metal detector at the door, as would arenas, stadiums, shopping malls, like airports and other government buildings do now. You know, of course, the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun………
Of course even speed limit laws didn't "mitigate" the last five tragic automobile accidents with multiple fatalities, but how do you know that speed limit laws HAVEN'T prevented such accidents? Do you have a measurement procedure for that? To ask how many guys haven't killed others because they couldn't get a gun is silly because every guy can get a gun.
Stop the uncontrolled transfer of firearms with severe universal background checks for EVERY transfer of such weaponry. There is no Second Amendment violation in such a law.
Halcion or Haldol, also used in dental procedures such as wisdom tooth extractions, is a psychiatric drug as well. This drug can cause akathisia, “a state of agitation, distress, and restlessness that is an occasional side-effect of antipsychotic and antidepressant drugs”. Multiple stabbing of oneself has been reported after using Haldol.
Sam Dehne, Lt Col, USAF (ret)
Update from Reno (July, 2015):
1. Col Kaz's "winning formula" owes 78% of its Reno success to his
being able to NOT be scared and jealous of legendary Reno
govt Watchdog Sam DEHNE.
2. This is just the opposite of 99% of the bureaucrats and potentates
in Reno.. and especially the Reno media mouses.. who for decades
have terrified of DEHNE's ubiquitously Documented TRUTHS.
"He (Col Kaz) was (and is) smart, plainspoken and fond of voicing
Sounds like a Sam DEHNE clone (IF YOU REPLACE THE "PLAINSPOKEN"
WITH "LOUDLY OUTSPOKEN")
CORA requests already include private email. If a councilmember has corresponded on personal email and such is the subject of a CORA request, he/she must turn it over. There is no prohibition against the use of private email in any City policy as there is with Federal agencies ala Hillary Clinton. City Council is a $6,250 per year position and they are primarily private citizens. Although no members of this council have full time jobs elsewhere, it is conceivable that they may not always be carrying a City device for communication. Furthermore, the CORA process does not systematically search City email, it asks individuals to search, find and submit. Proven examples show that not all records get turned over. In some cities (like Pueblo) the process for CORA is all through IT and direct production of electronic searches of records in the system. Not so in Colorado Springs.
Until the CORA process changes, this policy change does nothing to elevate transparency--it only guarantees that "The City" may view the contents at their pleasure. Council rules published on the City website allow for "the City" to monitor any communications through their system without asking or telling. Policy #57: "Access...The City is able to monitor or examine messages, data, or software that involve its computing resources. As the owner of the computer systems, the City reserves the right to periodically examine, as it deems appropriate, any messages, data, or software left on or transmitted using the City's computing resources, including electronic logs and usage records." If a constituent has the expectation of privacy with his/her elected official (an exception under CORA), or if the press would like a candid opinion without certain entities being tipped off, "the City" is allowed to monitor all. Who is "the City?" The Mayor? The City Atoorney? The Communications Department? The CSPD? All of the above?
What do you measure everything with?
Didn't the Confederate flag already come down? Paging Patricia Cameron!
Fix potholes with it.
"To advocate the unfettered proliferation of today’s weapons of ever-increasing killing capacity is just plain irresponsible." Then you must really be upset over the President's nuke deal with Iran.
"... Founders looked askance at transferring firearms to hostile Indians on the frontier, or to pirates raiding colonial settlements on the coastline, or to gangs of escaped slaves." Please cite the laws they passed to address any of the above.
asawatcher - Please explain how gun laws you call 'reasonable' mitigated any of the last five mass shootings. Next, please explain how the most restrictive gun laws in the nation help reduce gun crime in Chicago, Baltimore, Camden, Wash DC and LA. Then, please name the lives that were saved by the gun free zones in Aurora, Navy Ship Yard, Ft Hood, Charlotte and Chattanooga.
Finally, please explain what Mike Martinez meant in addressing the man with the sign in this 38s video:
OR, you can explain to us why Robert Wyman might hold the opinion he expressed.
The ISIS high command is made up of officers driven out of the Iraqi military by our "victory" there. ISIS is the product of our ill-considered and ill-advised invasion. There would be no ISIS today had we adopted pacifist ideals from the beginning.
This comment is for Sulzman, Sir did u ever served in the Military? it is very obvious that u did not. I served this United States of America for 20 years and make me sick of people like you hating the well deserved Armed Forces Of the United States Of America who made a lot of sacrifices for your own freedom. It makes me wonder what are you going to do when the war will be in your own backyard?
Hi! Does anyone remember the name of the night club at Chapel Hills Mall? It was where the ice rink went in. I think it had a Cadillac sitting outside. Thanks!
“Every firearm law is UN-constitutional and background checks are attempts to infringe.”
I respectfully disagree.
There is NOTHING in the single sentence of the Second Amendment that protects an imaginary “right” to transfer a firearm to anybody, any place, any time. I’m sure the Founders looked askance at transferring firearms to hostile Indians on the frontier, or to pirates raiding colonial settlements on the coastline, or to gangs of escaped slaves.
To advocate the unfettered proliferation of today’s weapons of ever-increasing killing capacity is just plain irresponsible.
Is this where we want the Indy's irresponsibly skewed reporting to take us?
Why is photo from Sheriff office?
what took so long for this story to come out ?
Did anybody else notice the fact that there are no farmers' markets in the "southeast quadrant"???
P.S. I like the fact that Denver has an independent monitor to review cases of police abuse. There is probably zero chance that we could have anything like that because all these city leaders defend the police and feel they can do no wrong. If there has been no wrongdoing, than a Review Board or Independent Monitor would not be a threat.....
The saddest thing is that this is what goes for everyday business with the CO Springs Police Dept., not to mention EPC Sheriffs. You have no rights, brutality is common place, and most of the time they get away with it, no pay loss, no consequences. It has been my personal experience that most of these officers are bullies, and they escalate conflict unnecessarily because they are. A lot of situations could be defused without violence, without an arrest if the police officers would just control themselves and use common sense. But they know they can cover it up in their reports, and if not, internal affairs has their backs......
An investigation? It has been nearly two years. All the while, Walker has been on patrol. This is a new definition of a "beat" cop. How many others were victims of his inability to control himself? How many times did his colleagues corroborate his story by stating that instead of slamming on the face, he "rolled" the perp or "escorted" the perp to the ground? Much is entrusted to the Police by the citizens and much is expected in return--self control is one of the most important.
When was the investigation initiated? I doubt the public will ever see the report. The CSPD is allowed to weigh each IA report in its value for the public's need to know vs. public good when deciding to release. So far "public good" has kept nearly all from release. One might suspect the investigation wasn't even an investigation until the video got "leaked" out (thanks to the Indy) and over 2 million have seen it across the country. There is deafening silence from City government and CSPD leadership. Nobody should be ok with this. Nobody.
It is troubling to see some immediately paint this as a liberal conservative issue. Liberals and conservatives should both have a deep respect for those who put themselves in harm's way day after day for the public. Liberals and conservatives should both also have a high expectation of those who are entrusted with the job. This is an American issue. This shouldn't happen in a free country that an arm of the government can have the freedom to act in this way with impunity. Doesn't matter if you're Ted Cruz or Bernie Sanders. It's un-American. This is an easy issue on which ALL freedom-loving Americans should be in agreement.
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