Nice work Tom. Being a gun owner myself for well over 40 years these ridiculous arguments that are made by gun owners and the NRA are franky embarassing. It's discouraging that every time there is an effort to engage in some rational, civil discourse, that so many people from the pro-gun crowd instantly flip out and go 'ballistic' (pun intended). Why the simple and sane idea of stricter gun controls and reducing magazine sizes inflames otherwise level-headed people has always been a mystery. No one is saying or suggesting that no one be allowed to own a gun. But clearly with tens of thousands of innocent Americans that are killed every year by gun violence we need to look at how to make real changes and real improvements. And now, predictably, the hate mail toward me will begin. Sigh.
And here I thought Rush Limbaugh was into the 13th-generation caricature of himself. So things aren't quite as bad as they seem. =;-)
The radar cameras are a joke. I was driving along at 34 mph with a friend going west on Broadway when I was flashed. Two weeks later I received a ticket in the mail which clearly showed a picture of me and my car but the stated speed was 46 mph! I wasn't even doing 35 mph which was the speed limit! So I tried to fight the ticket but the judge stated that radar cameras are calibrated regularly and so the ticket stood. My attorney told me to just be happy that they didn't state that I was doing 100 mph because, as my attorney put it, 'The State can say anything they want and you are at their mercy'. These radar photo stations are truly scary.
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