Federal law requires a person to be 21 years of age and a non-felon in order to possess a handgun. In addition, most are illegal concealed carry. How and why all these "teens" are getting possession of handguns is a serious crime in itself and they should be dealt with severely. Too many handgun incidents are happening with young men today and our officials don't seem to be doing much about it.
April 10, 2015 at 9:35 a.m.
What company in their right mind would want to drill in Mexico with all the gang wars going on down there. The drug lords own all the local police and will want a take on any drilling going on in their neighborhoods.
October 4, 2013 at 10:04 p.m.
Iranian Government ...World Wide Peek-a-boo and the reverse of NSA. Which one is worse?
Oops, someone at NSA probably just opened this.
September 17, 2013 at 10:09 p.m.
What an excellent original idea... a moving history of The Valley.
September 16, 2013 at 10:14 p.m.
It seems that those in the drug trade are not very bright and yet they make a very healthy income. My question is...how long does the average career last? And, how often do they get to spend time living in secured housing? Apparently, they feel the risks are not that bad.
September 16, 2013 at 10:11 p.m.
If you build enough parking lots in Y-town, you will send all the crime to Austintown where the new race track is being built...and nicer cars in their parking lot to pilfer through.
September 4, 2013 at 12:35 a.m.
I am not in agreement with any military action, but what I see happening is Syria has taken evasive action to hide weapons and chemicals, which means they have taken them out of commission temporarily. How long can this go on is subject to speculation, but at least they are running rather than gunning.
I'm sure eventually we will take some sort of military action, but I simply do not see the logic in spending 500 million dollars that we do not have to punish a leader of a country that has abused his citizens for many years.
When there was (and is) war, murder and death in countries in Africa, we have not intervened. Yet wars in Arabic states seem to readily draw our involvement.
This is a no-win situation for us. If the rest of the world does not care and will not back us, not even the other Arabic states, then we are simply going down the wrong and dangerous road. 500 million dollars is a lot of money to send over a couple hundred smart bombs, but I bet if we take action, the price will soar to over a billion dollars. I guess CNN needs the ratings.
September 4, 2013 at 12:26 a.m.
I realize this is off subject, but I must reply to a previous poster. What HellaBB fails to realize about gun control is, there are 80 million gun owners in American. That is a very substantial number of voters who can sway politicians to their point of view. Placing computerized trigger locks on a gun is not an easy retrofit and it will reduce the value of a collectible firearm as it removes the firearm from its original status. Roy Rodger's Colt 45's, The Duke's Winchesters and collections of many, many movie stars, politicians, and so on down the line. This is far too big to overcome with suspect technology. It just is not going to happen.
The next thing to consider is, who are you trying to take guns away from? Naturally, you want to take guns away from those who commit crimes. The criminal doesn't care about any stinking laws or trigger locks, so they will continue to ignore laws and use illegal weapons as tools for committing crimes.
There are countries throughout the world that have banned private ownership of firearms, but they have not stopped the criminals and they have placed the public in further danger, as the public is unable to defend itself and crime has actually gone up. Then there are countries such as Switzerland, where every homeowner is required to have a gun in the home. Crime in their country is the lowest in the world.
We are constantly hearing about gun control as a way to stop crime, but the proof is there that it does not work. The real issue in the increased crime in society is the way we treat crime. We demonize the tool and slap the hand of the criminal and then try to rehab him. This is not working folks, we all know it, but we still keep doing the same thing, hoping it will work some day. Ain't gonna happen.
So, if the liberal thinkers still want to give criminals the easy life, then those of us who want to protect ourselves from this irrational thinking must have the right to protect themselves. This logic has apparently taken on some mileage, as most states in our country now allow concealed carry and some allow open carry, with no permits. And in every state where this occurred, the crime rates have fallen.
September 4, 2013 at 12:07 a.m.
September 3, 2013 at 11:58 p.m.
It was only a matter of time before another country was infiltrated. As more Mid-East countries become involved in political turmoil it opens the door for these Jihadists to set up shop and recruit more suicide bombers and professional killers.
September 3, 2013 at 10:57 p.m.