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Re: “Senate approves amendment to ban guns from college athletics

WOW, wonderful. This time the NRA lobbyists don't win. Good for Sen. Flowers!! And, Sen. Hutchinson confirms that 90% of us don't agree. WOW!! Since we are so critical so often, let's give them their props. They have no idea how reassuring it is to we the people that not everyone in Little Rock is on the take. And, that some actually listen to their constituents. A good ending on this issue for the people of my beloved state.

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Posted by JulieM69 on 03/31/2017 at 9:32 PM

Re: “House approves gun bill amendments despite NRA resistance

Mr. Rushing, as I stated, no one, and I mean no one, has more respect for the 2nd Amendment than I. I have an equal respect for all of our constitution. I had to use my gun to defend myself and my home. However, these bills sponsored by the NRA do not represent the 2nd Amendment. They represent the gun manufacturers. I don't know why people have such difficulty separating the NRA from the 2nd Amendment. They are not joined at the hip. In fact, their motivations are completely divergent. The NRA is a money-making organization. Our founding fathers were trying to establish a nation. How are those two related? People commenting in this chain do not want to "disarm America", we merely want some common sense used regarding this subject. Yours is a knee-jerk reaction to any opposition to the NRA. Furthermore, your inability to have a logical conversation about this matter without denigrating those who don't share your opinion and your use of vile language due to a lack of vocabulary don't make you a very effective advocate. Don't worry, no one is coming to take your gun away, as the NRA wants you to believe. On the other hand, no one elected the NRA and they have no right to force these laws on our state. Perhaps you should try some independent thought instead of just mouthing tired old platitudes disseminated by the NRA.

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Posted by JulieM69 on 03/31/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “House approves gun bill amendments despite NRA resistance

Collins thinks it is a choice between the sleazy lobbyists for the NRA and the people of Arkansas. By the way, the NRA represents less than 2% of the gun owners in our state. So, where's the hard choice? It's in his pocketbook. I am a responsible gun owner. I only want my gun to defend myself, my family and my property, which I have had to do. I wonder if Mr. Collins has ever had to make that hard choice or is he merely a hunter or target shooter? Facing the possibility of killing a human being is not game or sport, it is life changing. Having learned that lesson, I resent legislators who, for their personal gain, proudly state they want guns everywhere. I feel certain that this overly loose law will have ominous results. One wonders if Mr. Collins and the NRA lobbyists will attend any of those funerals? Perhaps, since the silly fools are now allowing guns in the Capitol, it may even be of some of their colleagues. How they will feel about their payola then?

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Posted by JulieM69 on 03/30/2017 at 5:59 PM

Re: “NRA executive director: Goal is guns everywhere, with no training mandate

Here are the numbers regarding NRA membership in Arkansas I found. U.S. Census estimate of Arkansas population = 2,988,248; percent of gun owners in Arkansas = 57.9%, Business Insider; number of NRA members in Arkansas = 32,000, Arkansas Rifle and Pistol Assoc. So, the NRA represents only 1.87% of gun owners in our state and 1.07% of our population. And yet, our legislators worship at their feet for filthy lucre. They covet the childish "grades" these sleazy lobbyists hand out as if they mean anything to the electorate. The NRA doesn't post their membership because they want everyone to think it is far greater than it actually is, which is only about 7% of the gun owners in America. Our Constitution gives us the right to bear arms, which we want. But, where does it grant a lobbyist the right to force everyone to bear arms for the benefit of the gun manufacturers? It appears that we the people are the only ones with enough guts to stand up to the NRA bullies, so, it behooves us to vote out these legislators who are so clearly their paid for patsies.

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Posted by JulieM69 on 03/24/2017 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Religious right group targets medical marijuana

Mr. Cox and his devotees have obviously not read this amendment. Some of the items they are going to "protect" the public from are already covered. This is typical of the radical religious right. They dupe their gullible followers by using half-truths and scare tactics. That only works with people who want to be duped. The rest of us who think for ourselves know better. I think Mr. Cox and his hordes should move to the Mideast where theocracies abound. After all, that is what they want for America. One nation, one religion, dictated by those of his ilk. Perhaps they should read the constitution again, or maybe for the first time. A state run religion and the persecution for those who did not adhere is the abomination from which our forefathers were escaping. In the end, I feel that money will out, as it always does. When the cities and counties see the revenue streams this will create, Mr. Cox's blathering won't mean anything when compared to the mighty dollar. What sore losers these people are, acting like spoiled school children who didn't learn good sportsmanship. If they had won, they would be as intolerant of anyone questioning that victory as they are of any other religious persuasion. Mr. Cox should know, that, for some of us, as long as we have breath in our bodies we will fight their desire to be religious dictators and for our right to religious freedom in our beloved nation. If they don't like it, maybe they can move to their own little island and lord it over their followers, you know, like Jim Jones in Jonestown! Julie Morton

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Posted by JulieM69 on 11/22/2016 at 4:16 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Legal action filed on marijuana voting

Steve Fischer,
What a great, different perspective. Recently, several sheriffs from Arkansas traveled to San Antonio, where they were implementing different procedures to deal with the mentally ill and non-violent drug offenders, instead of incarceration. We all know who should be in jail, child molesters, murderers, rapists, violent offenders, and they should stay there. Instead, due to Nixon, that crook of all crooks, we have filled our jails and decimated our budgets locking up non-violent offenders. Surely we can believe those of you who have been on the front lines. Please, at least in one issue in our country, let's use some logic!

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Posted by JulieM69 on 11/02/2016 at 8:23 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Legal action filed on marijuana voting

Look at all the big money behind the opposition here. And, surprise, one of them is Big Pharma. They're scared to death they won't make as much money on their poison as they do now. I am sure that Bledsoe is in their bed every night. And, the Stephens boys, well, they have always wanted to, and to some degree, have been the dictators of Arkansas. Our governor obviously kowtows to them, just look at the money he is willing to spend fixing up dilapidated War Memorial so the Stephens can keep their playground. As for the Family Action Council, they have cost our state millions in frivolous lawsuits, backed by many who are beholding to them in our legislature. And, lest we forget, they vehemently defended that moral icon, Jake Dugger, until his repulsive acts became so onerous and public that they could no longer. They even gave him awards, that's how removed from reality they are. What none of these fools seem to understand is exactly how tired the American people are of money always winning. I hope the electorate in Arkansas shows them in no uncertain terms that we will not tolerate their greed any longer. They will not dictate our morals or spend any more of our money litigating positions with which we do not agree. This is America, and we have the right to initiate and vote on issues. This is our most prized freedom. All of these robber barons and religious zealots have tried to take it away from us, but we will fight on.

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Posted by JulieM69 on 11/02/2016 at 3:52 PM

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Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism


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