Weapons of single destruction.
There has been much talk of limiting the availability of weapons of mass destruction. It is a universally held belief but strangely, so is a limit on weapons that are designed to destroy one person at a time. Why have liberals worldwide been whining that Bush failed to find these weapons of mass destruction in Iraq when any weapon can be used to destroy a mass of people if the wrong people get a hold of it - even an aircraft. Countless thousands of Jews and resistance fighters were shot, one at a time at the edge of burial trenches during the second world war. A single shot muzzle loader was a weapon of mass destruction during the Revolutionary War. A death is not an occasion for rejoicing but sometimes a person or a country needs to kill for self preservation. Liberals seem to forget that it is not the weapon that is evil but the person using it and the reason it is being used.
They should concentrate on banning evil people, not guns.
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Gunning for the guns.
Legislation failed that was intended to limit the liability of gun manufacturers when their product is used in the commission of a crime. Many of those against the proposal would also ban guns completely given the chance and defeating the legislation is a step in that direction. The gun banners argument does not hold water unless you are prepared to ban everything that could be used in the commission of a crime or hold every manufacturer responsible. You could ban alcohol, vehicles, cell phones, computers, pens, sunglasses, wigs, the stock market and a certain disgraced liberal President but evil people will still be there to bully the rest of us. The sad part of the whole affair is that we mistake these stupid and meaningless ideas for common sense.
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Good person - good gun.
Promise this will be the last time I mention guns this month... really.
An AP story of 96 year old Virgil Kindig of Memphis, who shot one of two robbers who had tied up his 93 year old wife Ruby, initially gave me pleasure.
Not often do the downtrodden strike back with success as Mr. Kindig did. I remember thinking - good for you, old man. You are a hero.
Unfortunately, his wife died a few days later. The stress couldn't have helped. Now I am sad for him but I am also appalled at the Memphis Police. They had failed to protect these senior citizens after being called to the house for the third robbery in a month by these same villains. On top of their incompetence, after the incident the Memphis Police Department would not release the names of the robbers and were still considering whether to charge the old man. Memphis Police Major Randall O'Byrnes said the shot man and his female accomplice would not be identified and were being held on probable cause. How much cause does he need to release the names? They tied the Kindig's up and robbed them three times in a month, for heaven's sake. And the threat of her husband facing charges must have been traumatic for the old lady.
This is a prime example of why the Second Amendment guaranteeing the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms must be protected.
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Want to buy an airport?
The people of Bradley County are being sold a new airport whether they want it or not and the Cleveland Daily Banner are on the sales team. A pro-airport group need to sell this airport to the taxpayer because eventually the taxpayer will be paying for it. The Bradley County Commission has even formed a committee to give it the appearance of respectability.
It is not a matter of 'if' there is a need for a new airport, the deal has already been done and the Banner are allowing their newspaper to be used for pro-airport propaganda in the most deceitful way. A 'we need a new airport' editorial was run in the March 21st, Sunday edition of the Banner but anyone paying attention would have noted that it wasn't attributed to the editor... it was anonymous. Day, after day, Cleveland Daily Banner Editor, Larry Bowers, displays his smiling face above his editorial, which is usually uncontroversial but on this occasion he was absent. It really is too bad that a newspaper of the Banner's stature has sunk so low. They know this is a done deal and they are aiding the scalawags that are scamming the citizen.
The deal was made during a little publicized February 2000 round table meeting to formulate a state wide airport plan. Among those attending the meeting were Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland, Gary Farlow, who has since become Director for Economic Development for the Cleveland Bradley Chamber of Commerce, Tim Roach, of the Chattanooga planning office, a lead player in forcing Bradley County Zoning and Bradley Jordan, of Coca-Cola Enterprises.
Remember. this was over four years ago and is a state deal, just as the scam of zoning was.
Folks, you are being conned by the Banner, Rowland, the Cleveland Bradley Chamber of Commerce, state planners and large local companies like Johnson Coca-Cola, to foot the bill for an airport they want. A new airport should only be built if the taxpayers agree, but I'll wager the decision has already been made... and you're gonna pay.
By the way... All the military aircraft coming and going at Chattanooga's Lovell Field - ever wonder where they will be landing once Cleveland gets a super long runway? If they are not telling you the truth about the airport then they are probably not telling you truth about what it's going to be used for once the get it.
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