Opinion Line Extra (Jan. 19)

01/19/2013 12:00 AM

01/18/2013 5:47 PM

“The NRA will continue to focus on keeping our children safe and securing our schools, fixing our broken mental health system and prosecuting violent criminals.” Did it really say this? The NRA has never focused on children, safety or mental health.

While the debate on gun ownership is sensitive for obvious reasons, it should be remembered that the Second Amendment was not written to protect the individual’s right to hunt. Read Janet Napolitano’s comment on the subject before her political appointment.

Why does our president not want us to own guns, but said nothing to his Hollywood buddies making violent films while using them?

If the gun nuts are afraid the government won’t stop with just banning the assault rifles and will come after their handguns, maybe we should go the opposite direction – more firepower. Maybe hand grenades in Christmas baskets? Molotov cocktail kits? Bazookas? Increased arms may make all these nervous Nellies feel safer. I know I won’t.

It is so funny that all these gun nuts think having a arsenal in their home is going to save them from the government takeover. First, if the government was ever to do anything like that, you wouldn’t have a prayer. You just want your assault guns so you can show off to your friends.

Cops will tend to ignore all of Obama’s gun-control proposals that they know to be unconstitutional – in particular those that have not been voted on by Congress. Checks and balances are a wonderful thing.

Why is it that Adam Lanza has been convicted of murder in Newtown, Conn., but James Holmes is still “alleged” to be the murderer in Aurora, Colo.?

Everyone complains about the cost of Obama’s trips on Air Force One. We could just have him flap his ears and fly there by himself.

Gas just went up in price to $3.09 a gallon in Wichita. In Denver it is only $2.66. What is the deal? Do we not have more refineries than Colorado does? I believe we do.

A spanking has never hurt these bullheaded kids who won’t pay attention at all. I’m not saying beatings, but a pop on the rear end never hurt any kid’s life. Kids don’t take their parents seriously nowadays. What’s going to get their attention?

Manti Te’o’s dead girlfriend hoax story smells like a whale that has been on the beach for a week.

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