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Re: “Reader: Prayers and concealed guns won't change a thing

"A note to all NRA members: "

You do realize, I hope, that NRA members are only a fraction of the people who own firearms and even among those with concealed carry permits, the majority are not NRA members. Also, be aware that the NRA is hardly the only effective Second Amendment lobbying organization and the NRA is not the organization which have been winning court case after court case overturning bad firearm laws.

"I understand your fears about being attacked by criminals or lunatics. "

Probably not, based on your posting history.

"It must be comforting and even a little macho to check that pistol you carry concealed."

Rarely do we "check" them while carrying as it is a tell. And you are clearly delusional if you think it has anything to do with being macho -- especially considering the millions of women who carry.

"You can bet that a number of people sitting in that movie in Aurora were carrying concealed. "

You probably lose that bet. The theater was a posted gun free zone -- in fact it appears that the gunman may have chosen that theater for that specific fact.

"It wouldn't have done any good anyway, since the shooter was wearing protective gear"

His "protective gear" was the outer carrier and stuff that looked like body armor, it was not actually body armor.
Even a person in protective gear will instinctively duck when being shot at. And many people wearing body armor have been killed or seriously wounded when they were shot in areas that were not protected such as sides, arms, groin/pelvis, neck, face, etc.

" if the police came into a scene of a gun battle, they would not know who were the bad guys."

The bad guys are the ones not following police orders and are the ones shooting at unarmed people.

"No one in the Las Vegas massacre fired back;"

Probably because none of them were armed due to the highly restrictive laws in Vegas..

"And imagine walking down a crowded sidewalk, talking to your friend, when suddenly a car or truck mows you and others down, crushing them and you. Your pistol will do you no good."

Apparently you are unaware that bullets go through glass. Police shoot at people using vehicles as weapons quite frequently and often kill or severely wound the driver.

"My practical advice is to follow the success in Australia. "

Well, considering how badly you have mangled things so far, your advice isn't really worth a tinker's damn. But since you bring up Australia, their experience is hardly a shining case for gun control.

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Posted by Dave H on 11/06/2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Reader: Prayers and concealed guns won't change a thing

Dave,In the 18 years before Port Arthur (1996), Australia had 13 mass shootings, defined as shootings in which five or more people were killed. In the 21 years since, there have been none.

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Posted by Steve Young on 11/06/2017 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Reader: Prayers and concealed guns won't change a thing

"You can bet that a number of people sitting in that movie in Aurora were carrying concealed." -- Larimore Nicholl

You are incorrect. The theater was a posted "No Carry"property, which means that legally you cannot carry there even with a permit, and most people who have a concealed carry permit abide by the laws.

"and besides, if the police came into a scene of a gun battle, they would not know who were the bad guys"

A doom and gloom scenario that the gun control crowd loves to peddle, but the truth is that both those with concealed carry permits and the police are prepared for such an eventuality.

"No one in the Las Vegas massacre fired back; their concealed pistols were useless. "

You again assume that there were some present. The truth is that the only people allowed concealed carry in Vegas must be a resident of Clark county Nevada or have had training in Clark county, and must have a Clark county permit. Permits from anywhere else are no good in Vegas. The vast majority of the people at the concert were not from Clark county.

"My practical advice is to follow the success in Australia. "

Australia didn't really have much of a problem BEFORE they passed their insane laws.


Those darn pesky facts, eh Larimore?

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Posted by Dave H on 11/06/2017 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Reader: Prayers and concealed guns won't change a thing

You forgot to mention that after the austrailian gun ban, home invasions went up 70%. We will not cower to left wing lunatics and terrorists. The church shooter was an Antifa supporting atheist wound up by CNN and people like you. Yes i think i will pray and go and get a concealed carry immediately. Have fun being a defenseless victim.

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 11/06/2017 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Reader: Prayers and concealed guns won't change a thing

I'm happy you're comfortable being a victim. Police are usually minutes away when seconds count. Good luck to you

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Posted by healybr on 11/06/2017 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Reader: Manitou needs an explination

I'd like to throw my hat in the ring.
Vote for the best chance of getting your voice heard.
I'm all ears vote.
Donald Dupuis!!

P.S. I need no salary just a office. Love you Manitau.

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Posted by Donald Dupuis on 11/05/2017 at 9:04 AM

Re: “TABOR author on question 1A

So I'm to believe a convicted felon? Doug Bruce is a moron! End of story!

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Posted by Holmes on 11/04/2017 at 7:27 PM

Re: “TABOR author on question 1A

Thanks Mr Bruce for writing the piece. On my own I had figured out this was something to vote no on. Many dont realize I-25 is not a local issue. (Though the traffic issues are local!)
The underlying point is that politicians are merely, illegally, grabbing more money. Its like giving heroin to an addict, they always want more and will lie, cheat and steal to support their habit.

Dave :-)

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Posted by William David Beadles on 11/04/2017 at 3:46 AM

Re: “TABOR author on question 1A

Interesting to note that the guy supposedly selling his snake oil to the gullible had his charity cleared by the IRS in the original tax trial but the TABOR hater judge in Denver would not allow the fact into evidence!

It's not the job of citizens in Colorado Springs to fund I-25. We should not be overriding the State Constitution with a local vote! Vote "NO" in November.

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Posted by RM Lady Liberty on 11/03/2017 at 8:55 PM

Re: “TABOR author on question 1A

Sheri:

Yup. That's him. Still selling his snake oil to the gullible.

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Posted by Bill W. on 11/03/2017 at 3:54 PM

Re: “TABOR author on question 1A

Isn't this from the guy found guilty of money laundering, attempted bribery, and tax fraud then violated his probation? Yeah... no thanks.

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Posted by Sheri Powers on 11/03/2017 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Inequity in city’s parks and open spaces must be addressed

I'm not finding the Leon Young Pavilion at South Shooks Run Park on Google maps - what are some streets near to it?

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Posted by Stain K. Hensley on 11/02/2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Inequity in city’s parks and open spaces must be addressed

Pretty sure when they convinced us to approve Lotto in Colorado (1982), parks and rec. was one of their selling points. Colorado legislation is consistent in one area: lies. Next one is marijuana sales tax. Pretty sure I haven't met one school member that's reaped the benefits of this tax either. In fact it seems there's more ballot additions asking for more school funding (i.e. 11, 3, 2) this year than in years past. The only benefit I've seen from marijuana sales is an increase in local crime and ease of access for young folks (especially minorities). Do an article on these ideas. I like your articles, they raise awareness, but I'd like to see action; awareness only goes so far.

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Posted by Silky Johnson on 11/02/2017 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Reader: I'm confident I'll be voting "no"

Please research Walter Burien and CAFR before casting a ballot for that "Fee". The systems of governance (municipal corporations) have been lying to the populace about taxation for way too long. The CAFR reports all the commerce and investments involved. Taxation could be eliminated, if the CAFR funds are used instead.

Posted by gregaj7 on 11/01/2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Reader: I'm confident I'll be voting "no"

Vote NO if you want Pueblo and Pueblo County to take COS to court, as they should, for not living up to COS' obligations to address stormwater problems that affect Fountain Creek from COS to Pueblo.

We in the Arkansas Valley are tired of Springs voters who continually vote to shortchange themselves and everyone downstream on the stormwater problem.

I shouldn't say "We" however. I live in COS now, and I voted YES!! Freeloaders be gone!!

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Posted by Russ Johnson on 10/30/2017 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Reader: I'm confident I'll be voting "no"

The focus of the EPA and CO Dept of Health lawsuit is on the Citys failure to follow its own rules when approving and overseeing developer stormwater infrastructure. In one case, the lawsuit details an $11.4 million shortcut provided to developers (see entire lawsuit complaint):
The Cottonwood Creek DBPS estimated [a] total cost reduction of approximately $11.4 million (January 1992 dollars) by eliminating the proposed detention ponds and associated fees, and reducing the Cottonwood Creek Drainage and Bridge Fees. [charged to developers]

Much more at www.NoOn2A.com

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/30/2017 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Reader: I'm confident I'll be voting "no"

Thank you, Mr Rusinak.

www.NoOn2A.com

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/30/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Reader: I'm confident I'll be voting "no"

oh ya um big fat NO!!!!

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 10/30/2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Let’s fix stormwater now

An except from 2015 EPA report cited in the EPA lawsuit that speaks to how seriously the City takes stormwater issues:

"Of the 105 projects on the CIP [Capital Improvement Program] list, it appeared that four stormwater oriented projects were included and slated for funding in 2015:
Companion Drainage Projects $412,000
Drainage Basin Planning Studies $150,000
Emergency Drainage Repairs High Priority $500,000
Infrastructure Damage Repair $80,000."

Though the City couldn't seem to find a high enough priority for much stormwater spending in 2015's Capital Improvement Budget, here's what the City DID find funding for on that list (taken from 2015 Budget):

Downtown Streetscape Project $864,000
Museum Exterior Renovation $299,550
Museum HVAC Upgrades $200,000
On-Street Bikeway Improvements $411,970
Summit House Design $1,500,000
Fire Station Bathroom Remodel: $517,625 (2019)

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/30/2017 at 12:07 AM

Re: “Where the hell is Kekistan?

While leftist Antifa babies and righty confederates get salty when their precious flags are burned, it takes a whole lot more than just burning the Kekistan flag to make Kekistanis salty ;)

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Posted by Kekistan Ambassador on 10/28/2017 at 11:29 PM

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