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Expanded gun rights

With the push to pass this bill, one wonders how much thought goes into some things at the state Capitol. It seemed to me that the law we had on the books was entirely adequate. No one is in prison for defending their life on their own property. We didn’t need a new law that will make it easier to get away with murder. Defense attorneys are rubbing their hands over this one. One of the unintended consequences will make Police officers even jumpier, when having to go to private residences. I foresee more shoot outs and you know what? In circumstances like this the Police rarely lose and who is the loser then?

Do the legislators not have an agenda over there and if they do, how does this kind of stuff get even get talked about in a state with as many problems as this state has to be solved? How can you talk about this and voting problems and gay marriage early in the session, when the business climate sucks? When peoples taxes are making them lose their homes and cities and schools are going broke. I will tell you how. When outside interests get their way. And you legislators wonder why we don’t like you. Were not naïve. We just have no control over you. Only the lobbyists and special interest groups do.

Mike Holst


Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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