Cowards? Really? You need 100 round magazines while many of us seem to get through life without needing a gun for life support. So who's the coward? We're not afraid of background checks, why are you? And no one's taking away your cap pistols - you can still play cowboy all you want and continue to have firearms as the center of your universe. But most people have grown very weary of the ubiquitous NRA bullying tactics. I'm proud that we have lawmakers like John Morse who have the courage to stand up to the NRA's one-sided interpretation of the 2nd Amendment.
Thank you Rich. There's nothing more satisfying than annoying a bunch of trigger-happy crackers. Yes, we enlightened progressives ARE intolerant of the continued availability of high-power devices and multiple-round magazines whose sole purpose is to destroy. And the proposed gun-control laws will not stop all of the mass killings. But just as speed limits reduce but don't eliminate deaths on the highways the gun laws MAY help to control the slaughter. When the city posted a 25 MPH speed limit in my neighborhood that caused a significant drop in fatalities at a blind corner, I didn't see outraged comments like "I have a PhD in Quantum Mechanics with a 7-figure stock portfolio and I have the God-given right to take that curve at 80 MPH as a law-abiding car owner". And, no, I don’t think many of you have more money than Rich. Trust me on this.
There's nothing like an election to prove to the world that Colorado Springs is the most regressive backwater in the nation. No wonder innovative companies bypass our city and locate in Boulder and Ft.Collins, while we're saddled with call centers and unrestrained urban drunkeness. The sorry tenure of Lionel Rivera has left us with a legacy of skanky bars invading downtown like Kudzu, while there's not a new bookstore in sight. The losses are endless: our opera, the symphony's on life support, the piano store closes, Michelle's is long gone, Extraordinary Ingredients is history, Great Harvest and ListenUp move to the burbs, city parks are a dust bowl, and no swimming pools for children. We're left with vomiting hillbillies on Tejon Saturday night heading to that brand new center of fine dining and culture, the Pikes Peak 7-11. And now the imminent installment of Steve "Hit Her" Bach, whose personal demons are of no consequence as long as he keeps progressives like Richard Skorman from actually making this dump livable and attractive to businesses and cultural interests that aren't extensions of the Pentagon or the Church of What's Happenin' Now. While this election is truly discouraging, it is however, historically predictable. Our one chance to pull ourselves into the 21st Century and it looks like we're going to blow it. Can't wait to see the new Walmart at Bijou and Cascade.
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