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Posted on May 16 at 1:08 p.m.
What is it?
On Pop-up dining
Posted on May 16 at 1:06 p.m.
The Bushmaster used in the shooting is not a mil-spec weapon. It is a semi-automatic civilian version of a fully automatic military weapon. The anti-gun forces do themselves little good by constantly getting their facts wrong.
The shooter's mother is at least as guilty as her son in this horrible crime. She introduced him to guns, took him shooting, and left her guns accessible to him. And we've been told that he had "emotional issues". Whether she was a legal owner I can't recall, but she was certainly delinquent in her behavior. So a background check wouldn't have prevented this particular event. But background checks would help keep guns out of the wrong hands, if mental health and arrest records were available as part of the process, which I believe would require a modification to HIPAA.
But it's slippery slope between background checks and a national gun registry which would allow the gov, as happened in New Orleans after Katrina, to confiscate guns from legally registered owners thus leaving only the criminal element armed (brilliant move by the gov - I have family there who witnessed the fallout). True, the law as written today specifically forbids the gov from maintaining a national registry. But that is today and I for one do not trust our government, or people who believe that there can be a risk-free life, not to push for or create such a registry in the future. It's a dilemma.
On Guns, Congress, and the Commander-in-Chief
Posted on May 15 at 9:35 a.m.
was the rifle loaded? Chick Fil A might be safer :-)
On Reports of Man With Rifle on East De La Guerra Street
Posted on May 13 at 8:48 a.m.
As usual, an Indy poll with insufficient choices. My choice is to stay at home, ignore the whole thing and avoid the traffic tieups.
On Best spot for watching the Amgen Tour as it comes through S.B.?
Posted on May 13 at 8:47 a.m.
Safer except for the fools who go beyond the fence. Ain't no cure for stupid.
On Isla Vista Cliffs a Little Safer
Posted on May 12 at 10:12 a.m.
C'mon, Ken, you can do better....
On Adam Tries, Fails to Shrink Energy Division
Posted on May 10 at 9:25 a.m.
Interesting that some people can't seem to believe that one can hold political view diffferent from their own without being on an "enemy" payroll. Adam is on Greka's payroll because he wants to make the regulatory and inspection process more efficient? Puleez. Ever bigger and more expensive government is not the solution to all problems. Nor will it eliminate all risk from life.
Posted on May 9 at 9:31 a.m.
From someone who was there, I heard that the people on the balcony were jumping up and down in time to the music, thus magnifying the effect of their weight on the balcony. The brain is not fully formed until age 25.
On Isla Vista Balcony Collapse Victim Files Lawsuit
Posted on May 9 at 9:28 a.m.
Too bad about this. Adam may be the only Board member who realizes that something must actually be done about the finances and Farr and Carbajal are more interested, as usual, in protecting the county employees.
Posted on May 9 at 9:26 a.m.
Bicycling is great exercise and good for the environment. That being said, there are some bicyclists who should recognize that "share the road" applies to them as well as to autos, and that traffic laws apply to them as well as to autos. The Saturday morning crew that runs every stop sign they encounter sets a terrible example for the 'share the road' objective.
On Dog Got Your Tongue?
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