Time to abolish automatic firearms in public sector
With the disasters of the two major mass killings in El Paso and Dayton, it is time to pressure Congress to reconsider their role in providing for the general welfare of the American people.
In support of the letter supporting “Save Our Children from Gun Violence,” the following is a recommendation to support the author and to maintain the rigors of the Second Amendment, the “right to bear arms.” I recommend the abolishment of automatic firearms in the public sector, including rifles, shoguns, pistols, revolvers.
Automatic firearms may continue to be manufactured but sold only to Law Enforcement Agencies and the military of the United States (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy and U.S. Marine Corp.). No automatic firearms will be permitted to be imported into the United States. No automatic firearms will be permitted to be transported across U.S. borders.
All automatic firearms currently in the public sector will be required to be turned in to a designated center like a Law Enforcement Office, and the owner will receive a refund based on presentation of receipt of purchase. The item(s) turned in must be recorded with the person’s name, address, age, serial number from the firearm and amount refunded. The money will come from the federal government.
All current non-automatic firearms will have their bullet capacity limited to six rounds per firearm, and this can be accomplished with a plug inserted in the tube in rifles and shotguns, and in magazines and clips in pistols and rifles and shotguns. The plugs can be manufactured by the firearm industry or by the owner of the firearm. No firearm will be allowed to be produced by or through artificial means.
The preamble to the Constitution asks us to “insure domestic tranquility, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”
Forest Service trail openings still lacking
The Forest Service giveth, the Forest Service taketh away. I guess the recreating public is supposed to be grateful at the most recent announcement that “more” trails have opened in the vicinity of the Dry Lake Hills after the tragic and wholly unnecessary Museum Fire. Well I for one am not at all pleased, because the paltry few additions to what is available to outdoor enthusiasts comes with a big fat caveat.
You see, the closure order has now been extended for an entire year, restricting access to the heart of the area until October 2020. I get that the Forest Service is reluctant to let hapless citizens into the burn area, fearing no doubt that one of us will be injured or killed by a falling tree, leaving our loved ones to engage the services of a lawyer skilled in extracting million dollar judgments from government entities.
But I am a big boy, eminently capable of looking after myself, and I acknowledge the risks I take each and every time I venture out onto public lands. I don’t care if the trails are ready for prime time, and I am not looking to do anything foolish or particularly risky. I simply want to get out and see for myself just what is and what isn’t left of my backyard.
Trump shows he’s a liar, loser and a coward
So Trump, in his “unmatched wisdom” will obliterate Turkey’s economy if Turkey does anything he considers off limits. Unmatched wisdom? Is Trump trying to be sarcastic? Or is he just full of it?
No wait, Trump is bragging about himself — again!
Who brags about themselves? I don’t, do you? Achievers don’t need to brag about themselves, only losers do that. And that’s exactly what Trump is — a loser. If he really had unmatched wisdom, he would not have betrayed our Kurdish allies in Syria. What Trump did not only shows his utter lack of wisdom, it shows that he is a coward.
And that Trump surrounds his bragging with a childish threat and lies makes it worse. It makes Trump a liar, a loser and a coward.
Not to mention that Trump’s threat is about as empty as it gets. Note that Trump does not specify what he would consider off limits — possibly nothing. Trump merely tried to impress his supporters — with hollow words — as the strong and powerful leader he is not.
Yes, Trump looks down at his supporters as “impressionable flunkies — to be taken advantage of.”
How, you Trump supporters out there, could you have elected a man with this kind of arrogant demeanor as our President? How could you?
Solutions available to keep Flagstaff clean
The citizens of Flagstaff treat people kindly and with respect. If we see a problem, we come up with creative solutions to solve it. And we definitely pick up litter in our windy city in order to keep it beautiful.
There are many avenues for solving a litter problem when you see it: 1. Pick it up yourself. 2. Join Jack Welch on the monthly litter clean up walks. 3. Make plans to participate in the Flagstaff 15-minute makeover on Oct. 15.
In the meantime, I believe you owe the Mayor and the rest of our community an apology. Flagstaff is a safe community built on respect, hard work, and kindness. Let’s keep it that way!