Thursday, October 07, 2004

Even a picture of a gun is incorrect! "The posture and pose are perfectly acceptable, Londonderry High School's yearbook editors said yesterday. But their consensus judgment deemed the shotgun slung over senior Blake Douglass' shoulder unsuitable for yearbook publication. They added that a firearm is 'inappropriate' for a school with a strictly enforced zero-tolerance violence policy. 'Blake looks appropriate, he's handsome and has a good smile,' said senior Danielle Taylor, the yearbook's senior class editor. 'But you can't have a gun in the photo. Guns are not allowed on campus.'"

New anti-"assault weapons" proposals threaten citizens' rights: "With the arrival of the ban's expiration, the hype over guns has returned. It provides us with an opportunity to counter the deception of the anti-gun movement and bring a dose of reality to balance the buzzwords used to woo congressmen into joining the Brady Campaign to ban guns at the behest of concerned 'soccer moms.' And if you think that there aren't people whose ultimate goal is banning guns, remember that Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) told us back in 1994 that if she 'could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate ... for an outright ban, picking up every one of them, Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them all in, I would have done it.' I have news for Senator Feinstein: there is, in fact, a Second Amendment; and I believe it takes more than 51 votes in the Senate to repeal it."

District of inequality : . "It is one of the benefits of being a politician. While handguns are banned for citizens in Washington, D.C., congressmen are allowed to have a gun for self-protection on the Capitol grounds. Well-known liberal politicians such as Senators Chuck Schumer and Ted Kennedy have armed bodyguards. The wives of politicians, such as Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle's wife, Linda, also have bodyguards. Undoubtedly, these politicians and their families have extremely good reasons for this protection, but many other Americans, especially those living with the high crime rates in D.C., also feel the same way."

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