The good father is absolutely right...and that is the position of the church and most Christian Churches, so of course it is right for him to express it
I am confused on your point here. By your own admission "Does gun control actually work? (Usually not.)" yet you want more voter turnout to stop a recall of elected officials that passed 2 gun laws that won't work. Morse and Giron cost the state untold revenue by passing 2 bills that will do nothing to stop a crazy person from shooting people if they want to. Colorado lost businesses that relocated and took their jobs with them, out-of-state hunters are boycotting our state in protest and a successful TV show left the state as well and for what some symbolic laws that will do nothing. I believe low voter turnout is a reflection on how many people are actually apathetic about this issue and just don't care. I think the middle just doesn't give a damn.
big corporate interests enjoying seeing the fruits of their campaign cash. king is a bought and paid for shill. the 1% will always get their way if the majority (middle class) buys in to the corporate propaganda. get the big money out of politics and return it to the people.
Not bad Warren... and you will find most of us against the current wave of meaningless gun control will agree with back-ground checks. What our biggest problem is; when a maniac causes mayhem, they come after us law abiding people with new laws that we know the maniacs will not follow anyway. The they add insult be lying about the reasons for their new "controls". The Brady Bill didn't stop Columbine, The theater shooter was not reported when it became evident to professionals that he was going off the rails, NO victims of Sandy Hook were shot with more than a hand gun (but the AK is suddenly the weapon of evil) and now the Navy base when the first week of August it was reported he was losing his faculties, but no one thought about looking into he security clearance, yet within 12 hours Sen. Feinstein is calling for more gun laws! (?) really? BTW, that IS a gun free zone, look how that helped stop someone who has become un-hinged. What needs to be discussed is the societal shift that has put so little value on human life and so much on personal priority that would foster such madness.
As far as recall.. this is nothing new and anybody with knowledge of the Constitution knows this. If you recall, GOP Governor Scott Walker was up against it 2 years ago. Was that as disturbing for you too? The differences are 1) Gov.Walker believed in what he was being called on the carpet for and stood up to it and won even with the millions the labor unions and Demcratic party put into it. Here, Morse and Giron were cowards and even though they had 5 times the money the recall effort had, they spent it on womens rights issues and political B.S. against the candidates that were replacing them if they last and not defending their positions. And 2) The recall laws are in place to take out Representatives that violate their positions and for us the Gun issue was just the breaking point. Morse said on National TV "Ignore the e-mails from your constituents.. we know the right thing to do" In my book, he should have been fired there. Add to that, crippling rural Colorado with doubling the renewable energy mandates (why only them), over-hauling the election laws to allow gypsy voters, etc. This can go on, but the point is; they were elected as "Representatives" of us and they were only representing somebody else's political agenda.
There is a lot of talk about the NRA being the big bully who touched this all off. When will everybody accept it was US, the citizens of Colorado who were not allowed to testify when out of staters were who did this, the NRA only came in to assist a little when WE got it rolling. Anybody who whines about the big money NRA is being a bit more than hypocritical when they don't also admit the Bloomberg influence, personal calls from VP Biden and huge sums of money (multiples of the NRA donation) Giron and Morse used to lie and try to distract everyone from their bad politics that they were to cowardly to try to defend.
Carmody, that is one of your more ridiculous letters..... The morning after bill is not equivalent in any way, shape or form to the chemcal weapons unleashed on the Syrian people. Why is it that you fanatics cannot see that a microscopic fertilized egg is not the same as a live baby? Similarly, the suffering endured by live people gassed by poison chemcials is not even comparable with conception or use of the morning after bill. You should be ashamed of yourself to belittle their pain for your narrow anti-abortion agenda. Get a grip, Father.
Great article!!! For more info on helping LOCAL charity runs, read more here: http://www.upadowna.org/2013/05/01/ready-s…
Also, read the fine print. If the race claims that "75% of donations go to local efforts" the follow up question is to see if the race itself is that "local effort" or "educational program" that they are supporting (those t-shirts and cups of gatorade are not free) and that quoted percentage may only be for donations above and beyond the base entry fee. Also note that many of the races make a donation based on the net profits, not gross. It can be a very small number after the race organizers take their cut.
For this reason I will not volunteer or run in a race run by a for-profit organization here in town. There are just too many other good races that are fully managed and operated by volunteer based non-profits around here.
Wow, Stacey....so true!
Did you know, that the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco was completely funded by San Francisco? That the Federal Government didn't chip in one dime? So if Seattle want's a bridge fixed, they should fix it. It isn't Omahas job to buy Seattle a bridge. And if you think Obama is gonna mail us all a fat check for this stuff, you are confused. Gas taxes, road use taxes, even the taxes from tire sales are all gone. Squandered by a government that used the money to buy votes. So if you want a bridge built, get out your Visa cards, you scraggly-bearded hipsters, it's everywhere you want to be!
A downtown stadium?! Don't even think about it:
Instead, "Fix our bridges already" along with other existing infrastructure:
"Gun Clutchers" "Gun Nuts" etc etc. Name calling reduces your credibility to zero. Your make believe majority does not exist. Your arguments have no basis in truth. Your "sensible" is absurd. The only "majority" that wants Americans disarmed (and yes, that is the ultimate goal) are criminals.
I could go on and on but I have made my point. The Constitution cannot be re-written and my Rights are already eroded enough that I will simply ignore any more legislation. Will they imprison me? Maybe but that is the tyranny free people hope to never see. No one person will be immune and when you need protection then I suggest calling a police officer. They will show up eventually to photograph what the outlaw did because outlaws will always be armed. Police will never ever protect you. The enforce the laws and are nothing more than hired guns for prosecutors.
Any sane person can see that laws change nothing. Asking for for more laws to add to the 25,000 plus gun laws already enacted makes it clear that our government is dumb and so are the ones demanding more laws.
I do not care about the victims or their families and neither do the gun control advocates care. You cry crocodile tears. I would talk to them but I would tell them to learn to PROTECT themselves and their families. Not one person who drones on about how they care for the victims could tell me names of the victims. What about those that do the shooting? They are victims of mental illness. Where is the (your) compassion? I see none. Hypocrites. Want to curb violence then work in the mental health field and you might actually save lives. Hypocrites, liars, filled with hatred and seriously lacking in education yet continue to call others "rednecks" because they believe in the Bill of Rights! Bigots and racists. You are against the political process (recall voting) against The Bill of Rights and promote big government. Hypocrite, liar and government shill. What a pathetic life you lead.
Background checks often return erroneous denials but some will be surprised later on. If you have a "prescription" for marijuana (the drug this paper loves to promote) then you have documented your use of illegal drugs and have lost your Right to own firearms. Clinton, Bush and Obama cannot legally own firearms. They all admitted to illegal drug use! I recall Obama denying he was black until he was elected then he is suddenly "black". Hypocrite and Commander-in-Chief with the luxury of armed guards for life. Not too long ago blacks had no Rights at all. Why do you want to go back to those kind of days? Nobody protects me but me and I am wondering if I will be able to do that in the future. So is there compassion for me? I may be a victim of violence someday because of "gun control nuts". What makes terrorists successful such as they were on 9/11? They know that most Americans will not defend themselves, they will just sit and watch others die. Americans have been conditioned to be weaklings. When a mentally ill terrorists opens fire in a movie theater he creates many victims. This is what "gun control" does and this is the end result. This is the result of morons like you pleading for "gun control". Now you want more? No thank you. You wish to disarm law-abiding citizens? Why? Why don't you go out every night and look for outlaws? If you see what looks to be an outlaw ask them if they are. If they say "yes" then ask for their firearms. Too sacred I bet.
The Bill of Rights cannot be changed. If you believe it can be then do tell. How does one go about that? If it is possible then I will attack the First Amendment. Just erase it. I will shut you up and shut down the Idiotic Indy Ignorant. Rap, hip-hop and crappy adult contemporary lyrics-gone. Christmas songs, Christmas sales, Christmas everything-gone. Political speeches-gone. Stupid comments-prison time. Rick Tosches-gone,gone,gone and good riddance. He is a carrier of stupidity. Stamp out stupid! Yes that sounds all pretty ignorant does it not?
A successful recall made my day and so did 2 million bikers descending on Washington DC to show Muslims and the rest of the world that we are done with their nonsense. The National Park Service denied the bikers a permit! The bikers rode in anyway. The Park Service does not own this country... Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.
So did you hear about the Mayor and his cronies? The go to The Mining Exchange to eat and meet but there is another large group eating and meeting already seated. There is plenty of room for all but Mayor Megalomaniac demands the other group be ousted. The outcome? The other group is ousted! The day before the Mayor is handing out muffins in the city parking garage as "customer appreciation"! Has he announced his new parking space yet? Enclosed, bullet resistant, homeless resistant, total security. He has city building employees doing "shooting drills"! In case of shooters. You need a floor pass to into the city building. One pass, one floor. Want to go to another floor? Get another pass. New security system for his personal office costing tens of thousands! Turn the street lights back off, we can walk in the dark but at night it is even darker. Dark streets and no smokers in the park! Yes, he cares. Yes, big fat government. That's who I want controlling me! They think you are stupid and they are right.
Claus Singer, that is a really well thought out letter on meat inspection. However I believe your efforts are in vain, as the American Spirit smoking, Pabst Blue Ribbon drinking, overdosed on soy estrogen hipsters that read this paper do not eat meat.
Woot woot! If you'd like to actually SEE one of Rexroad's renderings, go to our FB page, "Gateway Project OCC" (formerly "No Kum and Go") and take a look at our Cover Photo!
Oh looky! I managed to get two dislikes already. Apparently there are a couple people out there who are offended by facts and reason. They dislike it when people tell them the truth instead of spoon feeding them the pablum they want to hear.
What do the following shootings all have in common?
The Sikh Temple shooting. The Tucson shooting. The Virginia Tech shooting. The Ft Hood shooting. The Aurora shooting.
Answer: The gunmen in all of them passed background checks when they bough their guns. The Sikh Temple gunman passed at least one. The Tucson gunman passed one. The Virginia Tech gunman passed two. The Ft Hood gunman passed three AND even had a security clearance. The Aurora gunman passed four.
"Why? Because they supported reasonable bills "
How are ineffective, unenforceable bills "reasonable"?
Lest you forget, the Aurora gunman PASSED background checks. Therefore, making them applicable to private sales would not have done anything to prevent the shooting.
And if he had been limited to 15 shot mags, his AR-15 would not have jammed. He would have been able to reload and continue shooting just as easily as he transitioned to the other firearms. Remember the Sandy Hook shooting? It appears that gunman reloaded between 6 and 9 times during his rampage.
Come on Tosches, use your head for something other than a convenient place to keep your sunglasses.
I expect this kind of bias and misinformation from the Gagzette and Faux News. The Indy should do better.
"Jessica Ghawi was hit with six of the hundreds of rounds unleashed that night by a worthless man with a staggering amount of weaponry and ammunition. Six bullets from an AR-15 assault rifle. "
Oh boy... where to begin.
The AR-15 jammed after about 45 shots, after which the gunman transition to a shotgun (5 to 8 shots) and handgun (15 shots). In total, less than 100 shots were fired -- not "hundreds".
The AR-15 is NOT an assault rifle.
But, don't let little pesky things like facts get in your way.
Please read on his public Facebook page Colorado Springs Council Member Joel Miller's 10 reasons for why he is opposed to the "City of Champions" proposal: https://www.facebook.com/JoelMillerColorad…
nobody is taking your precious guns!!! most everyone can still get a concealed permit and carry most places. if you don't want background checks so whack jobs can't buy guns then say that. if you want to look like Rambo with a BIG gun and BIG magazine then say that. the new laws only address these two things so stop the nra gunut talk and debate the actual laws.
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