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11:57 am on Saturday, April 13, 2013
Friends have brought us a variety of treats from Sweet Annies. They are all so delicious. My favorite has been the chocolate croissants. They are death to my waistline though, but occasionally so worth it. Maybe she'll come up with some yummy lower fat/cal options at her new place. Glad she's staying close by.
11:02 pm on Friday, February 1, 2013
Thank you for sharing that information.
I understand that just because machine guns are "regulated" does not mean that people on the street cannot own them. They can. And do. Maybe we should rethink this. For instance, in Sandy Hook, if that weapon had been outlawed, the shooter would not have had access to it to murder so many children.
And the second Amendment says, "keep and bear arms" it does not say specifically what kind. Here is where I believe there could be some regulation.
I realize this is simplistic, but this is what many voters are thinking. Myself included.
Many voting citizens like myself are tired of all the murders, especially of children. Sandy Hook was a sort of last straw for many of us.
2:47 pm on Friday, February 1, 2013
I respectfully disagree, Debbie!
I've never used a machine gun, but depending on the size of the magazine or belt, I understand many people can be killed very quickly. And I did not use the term "semi-automatic". As I understand it, that simply reloads one bullet into the chamber, which I think could be helpful to a hunter that just missed that buck and wants another chance at it.
Noun 1. automatic weapon - a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released
Every one is entitled to their opinion, and mine is that something needs to be done to protect the general public from unhealthy people with guns....not healthy, law abiding citizens.
2:06 pm on Friday, February 1, 2013
AW, Thank you for sharing. Below is the text of the 2nd Amendment:
The 2nd Amendment was ratified on December 17, 1791 along with the other nine amendments that make up the Bill of Rights. While it is a very short amendment, its exact meaning in terms of what types of weapons are protected is still in contention today.
Text of the 2nd Amendment
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
So what you are saying is that the Constitution and Amendments only guide us. We need to put laws in place to protect our citizenry. Is this correct?
I only say this, because somewhere along the timeline over the last 200 years, I feel we have lost our way with regard to guns. While we regulate cars and license the owners, we do not do that with guns. I don't believe anyone is saying that regulation will stop violence completely, just as rules and reg for cars and drivers haven't stop accidents completely, but to provide more control for law enforcement to provide a tool to assist in protecting the public. Just some common sense that seems to be lacking.
1:30 pm on Friday, February 1, 2013
Modifications to the laws do not leave citizens unarmed. That is not what is being proposed and if you noted my first sentence that is not what I'm opposed to. I was raised with gun training. I'm opposed to auto assault weaponry in civilian hands. Specifically the hands of someone that is mentally unstable. I cannot believe any law-abiding citizen believes that is safe---especially an automatic weapon. The NRA is trying to scare gun owners with their rhetoric.
The Second Amendment was written 200 years ago when this was a very different country. Citizens needed weapons to protect themselves. Hand guns were their weapons of choice, not automatic rifles that can kill 50 people in the blink of an eye. Technology has provided our citizens with weapons our forefathers never dreamed about in their wildest imagination. These laws need modifications because we are now living in a more modern society.
So again, I'm baffled as to why gun holders would be against laws providing safety to the general public.
9:01 am on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I'm not opposed to guns either, but there does need to be more control than there is now. I think some logical laws need to be pursued. I'm so surprised to hear "law abiding citizens" complain about background checks and assault rifle bans.
I'm taking a second look at Robin Kelly because she says she received an "F" rating from the NRA. Halvorson and Hutchinson received an "A". In fact the NRA is endorsing Hutchinson.
I'm not sure why gun holders would be against laws providing safety to the general public.
4:29 pm on Saturday, November 24, 2012
I'd love to have a Meijer closer than Tinley, however, I also see the shopping center with many smaller shops as a good idea, too. One of the reasons I didn't want to live that close to Vollmer when we moved in the area was because it looked like a shopping center might be built there in the future. I also think Pulaski/Crawford needs to be widened between Walmart in CCH south to St. James Hospital.
5:12 pm on Thursday, November 1, 2012
This pastor may or may not have done something wrong, but I am still entitled to my opinion. Get that straight, Mr. Lewis. I took that to the polls.
8:11 pm on Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I tend to more or less agree with you, James, regarding the pastor.
1- He clearly stated that this was his opinion, not that of the church. And he wanted that to be clear.
2- He stated he has a personal relationship with Jackson, Jr and he spoke to Jackson for almost 2 hours. That is not a casual conversation.
I'm not sure if Rev. Singleton was in the pulpit at the time. That might raise some questions.
I do appreciate our politicians that put themselves and their families in out there in public to take the heat (deserved or undeserved) and to serve their constituents. (Lewis included). It does seem as though Jesse Jackson, Jr. is getting alot of kicking while he's down that can make those doing it appear a bit heartless. So, I for one, am happy to know Jackson, Jr has Rev Singleton to talk to.
5:45 pm on Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Thank you Mr. Lewis. I did go back and read the other two posts. In my opinion I still find it vague. Perhaps legal rulings would make it clearer.
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