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“Colorado gun-control activists are protesting Starbucks’ policy not to ban customers carrying weapons.” – Denver, CBS4/AP, April 18, 2010.
Okay, that lead paragraph is from Denver’s Channel 4 website. But suppose you read it in a newspaper while sitting in the break room at Too Big To Fail, Inc. with your other union-protected buddies, or you were riding into work on the Obama Stimulus Light Rail Express with those two other passengers who use the Brown Line.
You want to yell back at the article but it just isn’t appropriate in public.
So like you already learned by reading an earlier article, Felt-Tip-Whipping the gambling news, you whip out your favorite felt tip pen and read on.
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It’s legal for Coloradoans with carry permits to take their guns into businesses, the article says, but Ted Pascoe of Colorado Ceasefire complains, “these loaded handguns are going into stores all over the state.”
Now’s your chance. Scrawl in the margins with your Sharpie fine point:
“Guns don’t go into stores. Responsible people with debit cards and digital watches and car keys and iPods and handguns go into stores. Guns can’t do anything by themselves”
Anti-gun protesters say it creates a dangerous environment.
A really dangerous environment is when a thug has a gun and you don’t.
Tom Mauser, who lost his son in the Columbine massacre…
Honestly, Mr. Mauser, we all feel for you…
…says Starbucks can stop it by posting a sign saying “no weapons on the premises.”
But Mr. Mauser, would you put a sign on your house that says: “We have money and electronics in here and we’re all completely unarmed! Come on in!”
“Can you imagine a day care center, a bank, a doctor’s office, accepting people coming in with open carry weapons?” Mauser said.
Sorry, but everyone in your son’s school was unarmed, right Mr. Mauser?
“A gun is just a tool, like any other type of tool, and I think more people get used to them, the safer people will be,” David Williams with the Colorado Libertarian Party said.
Thanks for that ray of rationality, Dave.
Two Colorado state senators want to promote gun-control bills that would “enhance screening of potential gun owners.”
Here’s a better idea: How about a bill that would enhance screening of potential politicians?
Starbucks says legal debate belongs in the legislatures and courts, “not in our stores.”
Wrong, coffee breath. Debate belongs with individuals, not with dictatorial bureaucrats.
There, wasn’t that cathartic?
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