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Re: “Moms take on the NRA and win some battles

"says the group is not anti-gun but does advocate for "common sense gun laws." "

Yeah, that is what they all say. That is the mantra of Michael "32 Oz"/"Colorado Springs doesn't have paved roads" Bloomberg's groups Everytown and MAIG, of the Brady Camp (formerly Handgun Control Incorporated, formerly National Council to Control Handguns) which was part of the National Coalition to Ban Handguns (now Coalition to Stop Gun Violence), of Americans for Responsible Solutions, and others. If you truly believe them, I have a metric Crescent wrench I'll sell you.

"Common sense" means different things to different people and is a "poisoning the well" ploy to paint anyone who disagrees as not having any sense. To some people, banning guns is common sense. To others, banning handguns is common sense. To others, banning so called "assault weapons" is common sense. To yet others, exercising concealed carry or open carry is common sense, or owning multiple firearms including handguns and "assault weapons" is common sense.

"The first ensures all gun buyers pass a background check — whether buying from a licensed gun dealer, a private citizen or a gun show. "

A law which actually makes very little sense.

"The second states that domestic abusers cannot own guns, even if a state classifies domestic abuse as a misdemeanor instead of a felony,"

Which is actually redundant with previously existing federal law and therefore makes no actual sense. They have been working to pass a law to make something that is already illegal, illegal.

"The group also takes credit for defeating some 200 "bad laws" in states, including those that would allow guns on college campuses or in K-12 schools."

Again, what they consider a "bad law" is actually considered by many to be a "good law".

"Colorado passed a package of gun control laws in 2013, including expanded background checks and limits on ammunition magazines. "

Both of which were great examples of actual bad laws.

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Posted by Odin on 10/05/2016 at 4:53 PM

Re: “After 19 years behind bars, Shaka Senghor crafts change, inside and out

murderers should be executed

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Posted by apathetic on 10/05/2016 at 2:15 PM

Re: “New homeless camp is a first in self-governance

There are a bunch of tents set up along the Midland Trail, just past Chestnut Street, that are a bit scary to ride by. I was waiting to either be jumped or run over a hypodermic needle - that's just the impression given by the disarray of this "camping" site. The camp that was mowed down along the creek just before America the Beautiful Park still has a ton of trash and clothing/sleeping bags strewn about. I've always thought the HOT guys did a good job, but the slant of this story makes me think differently.

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Posted by MargRita Williams on 10/05/2016 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Moms take on the NRA and win some battles

Gee whiz, John...that was kind of snarky, don't you think? Why in the world would they want to do that? The concept of universal background checks might actually do some good - and open carry in Georgia that allows open carry in bars, of all places, a law that was strongly supported by your NRA buddies might even do a better job of thinning the ranks.

I'm a gun owner, a lifelong hunter, a combat veteran and a good citizen. I support the MDA!

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/05/2016 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Moms take on the NRA and win some battles

Many thanks to these "moms" for reminding Americans to renew their NRA memberships and to include an extra contribution.

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Posted by John Howell on 10/05/2016 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Police commander collects severance pay, even as the city throws him a retirement party

Great article! The purpose of Howard's deal, as stated in the severance agreement, is "to amicably and completely resolve any and all matters" between the city and Howard, although those "matters" aren't explained. By the way, my children wanted HUD-51000 some time ago and were informed of a great service with a searchable forms database . If you require HUD-51000 too , here's "https://goo.gl/BCELrv".

Posted by Kasandra Jeffcoat on 10/04/2016 at 9:00 PM

Re: “When it comes to campaigns around amendments, there are Davids and Goliaths

As an aside, those of you out there that are drawing military retirement and benefit from Tri-Care - do you really think you have a dog in this hunt other than your personal wish to not have to pay more to help "the least among us" because you've "served your country" and have no further obligation to the community?

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/04/2016 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Lawsuits take aim at chemical giants over poisoned drinking water

Dang - for once I agree, at least in part. The Federal Government should be the target of these lawsuits. Admiral Elmo Zumwalt approved the use of 2,4,5,D (Agent Orange) in the Vietnam War. His son, a Swift Boat captain in the Navy came home after having been exposed and died a few short years later. Was that karma calling, or was that the most horrific way one could learn of a horrible error in judgement that happened because of insufficient research on the contaminant...or was it just plain ol' Government doesn't give a crap activity? I know that Admiral Zumwalt felt the pain personally, but as far as there being any real assumption of responsibility...well, corporate America doesn't work that way. And neither does the USAF.

I totally agree that the suits will not go very far, but it doesn't mean that they don't have standing. Please proceed, folks, and hopefully the light of day involving the complicity of the Government and the chemical companies will be exposed.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/04/2016 at 3:55 PM

Re: “When it comes to campaigns around amendments, there are Davids and Goliaths

I've been communicating with the ColoradoCarYES folks and am completely satisfied with the answers. Of course the big insurance carriers don't like it - they've been skimming off the premiums and denying coverage for years (like back to 1973) and they sure as hell don't want to lose that plum. Think of that 30% slush fund for a minute or two and figure out how doctors and nurses are hurt by potentially being paid more for their services. I was assured that I would be able to continue to see the doctors I currently see and that the system would not be a Medicare/Medicaid duplicate. No wonder all the big guns are out and firing at this amazing concept of paying doctors more and not limiting care. Big Pharma has to be getting nervous, too.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/04/2016 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Proposition 106: The Colorado End-of-Life Options Act

Bill W.:

You have certainly outdone yourself in providing an absurd response this time!

You state that the: "widow of the driver [Ted Kennedy] of the vehicle in the fatal crash [of Mary Jo Kopechne] is now preaching about how we should die is both hypocritical and insensitive." How does the Ted Kennedy scandal of 1969 affect his wife Victoria Reggie Kennedy? He and Vicky met years later! and first dated 22 years after the scandal.

If you, Bill, want to be taken seriously, DO SOME RESEARCH before you post !

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Posted by Willam Nat on 10/01/2016 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Colorado voters can make the choice much easier for patients like Sheryl Randall

To: Lroberts Roberts

No it is everyone's business when the law is changed because it applies to everyone: the elderly person in a nursing home who is lonely and told it would be better if she died or the cancer patient who is told he can't get expensive treatments but the state will pay for assisted suicide (this happened more than once in Oregon). You may not be concerned about these people, but I AM.

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Posted by Willam Nat on 10/01/2016 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Colorado voters can make the choice much easier for patients like Sheryl Randall

It's no ones business except the decisional adult and their physician. It's called freedom. If it's not for you, don't do it.

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Posted by Lroberts Roberts on 09/30/2016 at 7:06 PM

Re: “10-year-old is seizure-free after one year of cannabis oil

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Posted by WESIE on 09/30/2016 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Manitou raises fees and fines for Incline parking

It's just a tough pill to swallow, as a long time Colorado Springs resident. c/s has some responsibility of maintaining parts of the incline and Barr trail. Most users of the incliners are from the Springs and most of the $$ donated is probably from c/s. So we pay for it, tax dollars go to purchase and maintain, fight for it, give our land(strawberry fields) and we get nothing from manitou! Other then the "your unwelcome here" sign when you try to park! Where's the long term solution if this doesn't get the results they want? Just keep raising parking? What about the alternative route down and parking at the bottom? We gave up strawberry fields for what? This? Cause this sucks. We get screwed again.

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Posted by el jef'e on 09/30/2016 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Proposition 106: The Colorado End-of-Life Options Act

Mr. Nat:

It is a delicious irony that you cite a Kennedy as having "the strongest arguments" against physician assisted suicide. I suspect the Kennedy family is a full spectrum away from your personal political positions. Politics aside, though, her husband never really answered to the family of Mary Jo Kopechne about the circumstances of her demise. That would make it awkward in my view for the senator's widow to advise anyone on the matter at hand.

Notwithstanding Kennedy politics and a mysterious fatal accident, the Kennedys, including, presumably the late senator's widow, are Roman Catholics. For them, suicide in any context is a mortal sin for which one will burn in hell for eternity. Mrs. Kennedy can hardly be considered a neutral or unbiased source.

I read the article. Mrs. Kennedy says:

"Kennedy argues that everyone wishes for a “good and happy death.” But passage of Question 2, she said, would not grant death with dignity, but would rob people of precious time with friends and family."

I can't help but wonder how Ms. Koepechne's family feels about that statement. They were robbed of "precious time" with their loved one. They never got the truth from Senator Kennedy. That the widow of the driver of the vehicle in the fatal crash is now preaching about how we should die is both hypocritical and insensitive..

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Posted by Bill W. on 09/30/2016 at 7:10 AM

Re: “New FAC museum director Rebecca Tucker talks plans and priorities

She only mentions Spanish-Colonial Art. What about all of the Native American & other southwest pieces?

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Posted by Chris Jones on 09/29/2016 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Proposition 106: The Colorado End-of-Life Options Act

Bill W.

I wasn't trying to convince you. I want to show people how dangerous this bill is. Massachusetts had the same bill 4 years ago and the voters defeated it.

One of the strongest arguments put forward then was by Ted Kennedy's widow, who called this kind of bill "cruel.". Here it is:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/10/2…

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Posted by Willam Nat on 09/29/2016 at 4:30 PM

Re: “School is no Bible-free zone

This happened today at Northglenn High School. 09/29/2016. I confronted one of the men about my concerns as a parent and how they hang around a school and give out bibles. I told them it's not right that they hand out anything without a parent's approval. I wasn't there to agree to it, so they are in the wrong. I'm very angry that they reserve the right to hand out anything. For all we know one of these men may be a pedophile. Seriously, how do we know? It's how us parents view this. We have to protect our children from everything and for these men to put fear into the parent's eyes and showing us that anyone can do this outside of school grounds is concerning that the state and federal government are letting this happen. Isn't there such a thing as 'Parent's Rights'?

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Posted by Chrissyb on 09/29/2016 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Colorado voters can make the choice much easier for patients like Sheryl Randall

Tannim:

If you give someone a gun and a map of a jewelry store with instructions on how to rob it, you are as guilty as the person who performs the physical act.
If a doctor gives someone a poison with instructions on how to take it, that is being a party to the act of killing a human being.

By the way, calling them "pharmaceuticals" is not honest.

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Posted by Willam Nat on 09/29/2016 at 4:14 PM

Re: “When it comes to campaigns around amendments, there are Davids and Goliaths

Learn how Amendment 69 will affect you from this balanced informational citizen generated site: colorado69.org

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Posted by Roger Ratcliff on 09/29/2016 at 3:11 PM

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