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If this is indicative of the problems & concerns that motivate you to write a letter to the editor, you must lead a charmed life. My hat's off to you.
You come across as remarkably thin skinned, with all due respect. You seem to be unclear regarding the purpose of the Pilot's "Our View" pieces. You might consider looking up the definition of 'editorial' and reacquaint yourself with its meaning.
If you believe Mr. Rummel's proposal to be "worthy of legitimate consideration", then defend it on its merits. Make an effort to illustrate how the Pilot's position is off base. All you've done is complain that anyone would presume to criticize Mr. Rummel's ridiculous imitative.
What does being a small town have to do with anything? Is there a population threshold that would make it permissible to report the news, and beneath which a media blackout should be imposed? If our own recent marathon had been bombed, would it have been inappropriate to report on it because we're a "small town"? There are pros and cons to living in a free society. One of the cons may be that horrific tragedies like this one are newsworthy.
On the one hand, one can argue that tools like Rummel should be exposed to public ridicule and derision. On the other, shining a light on their antics may only embolden their buffoonery by furnishing publicity they would otherwise never be granted.
It's now 55 - Grand County's Rodney Johnson has joined the party. 86%, if you're keeping score.
If one ever needed an illustration of Big Brother and nanny-state over reach, you can't do better HB 1224 and 1229. Thanks for publishing the lawsuit.
Just when you thought it couldn't get more asinine: School says deaf boy's name sign looks too much like a gun
Interesting. Cesar Milan's mantra whenever he meets a dog for the 1st time is: no touch, no talk, no eye contact.
As a DP proponent, it has no deterrent value for those the media lavishes the most attention on: DC snipers, marathon bombers, Columbine, Aurora, Sandy Hook, Ft Hood, Va Tech shooters, etc. Whackjobs and zealots are gonna to what they do. All the more reason for the rest of us to armed.
Given Robert's belief in who women are likely to be vulnerable to, and his rhetorical “So, what do the law abiding people need guns in their house for?”, one wonders which of these two women he believes behaved inappropriately.
911 caller unarmed
911 caller armed
Worth noting that Mrs. Jackson (caller #2) is on the phone for 10 minutes pleading with the dispatcher to send help so she wouldn't have to do the unthinkable. But when seconds count, the police are minutes away. In the end, the authorities couldn't help. Her son the cop was powerless. Her big protective dogs didn't deter the intruder. If you & yours choose to live as prey, knock yourselves out. If you wish to impose that choice upon me, I have a two-syllable reply which decorum prevents me from disclosing to you here. And if this demonstration doesn't answer Robert's rhetorical, it cannot be explained.
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