It's far too easy for mentally unstable people to purchase guns and ammunition. Negligent gun-owners should also face harsher penalties when their weapons are used to commit crimes. I grew up with guns, and have no problem with responsible ownership. Unfortunately, there are far too many irresponsible gun owners in this country.
I applaud Nate's effort to use mathematics to effectively make fools of all the talking head "pundits" in the media. I have followed him since 2008 and am looking forward to many more years of his work. I hope he continues to be successful in the future.
When I receive a political robocall, I make note of the politician who's the subject of the call and I then proceed to call their campaign headquarters and speak very rudely and sternly to the staff person who answers the call. I've gotten off several calling lists that way- lists that I NEVER asked to be on. It probably doesn't accomplish much, but I don't think it's a wasted effort to call and annoy people who willingly call and annoy me.
In local elections, I can frequently talk directly to the candidate. It's always fun to listen to them stammer and try to make an apology.
Note to politicians: If I want to hear from you, I will contact you. I don't need nor want you calling me and I don't need or want any of your "supporters" calling me on your behalf. I get enough of your foolishness in the media. I don't need to hear it over my phone.
It's WYATT Bunker, not WEST. As a Shelby County Resident, I can safely say that it is best to ignore anything he has to say. He is a complete moron. This is just the latest in a long line of foolish things he has done since he has gotten on the government payroll.
He's not a "kid", he's an adult, an irresponsible idiot of an adult, but still an adult. Since he's not a citizen, it''s fully justifiable to deport him for being convicted of a crime. The USA is not the only country that deports foreigners when they commit a crime.
Ravi ruined his OWN life. He chose to commit a criminal act and is facing the consequences of his decision. He is the only man who's responsible for ruining his life.
Nothing you've written invalidates anything that I've written.
It looks like you misunderstood what I and several others have been trying to say. Being a responsible adult means either designating someone to be a designated driver or arranging some other way of getting yourself and your girl home after an evening of boozing it up. It's really not that difficult to do, but it does require a little effort and some forethought. If you can't do that, then you deserve to suffer whatever happens to come your way
Please tell that to the families of the thousands of people who are killed in DUI-related traffic accidents every year.
That's certainly true, however, it's also something that a responsible adult should do.
So get the law changed? Regardless of where you draw the line, someone will complain about it. As I mentioned elsewhere, this is one place where it is better to go with a lower bound.
That's another reason why it's better to just hand over the keys if you've been consuming alcohol. It affects people in different ways but you have to draw a line somewhere. This is one case where I'd rather be safe than sorry and think that a lower bound on the BAC is a good idea.
If a grown man is dangerously-close to the legal limit, he needs to hand the keys over to someone more responsible. Chances are, if he does choose to DUI, nothing will happen. However, there's always a chance he will cause an accident and seriously injure or kill someone. DUI is a serious crime and 100% preventable, all you have to do is act like a responsible adult and hand your keys to someone who is not under the influence. In that case you will not have to worry about getting that DWI on your record. The only person who is to blame for a DUI/DWI conviction is the person who gets drunk or high and gets behind the wheel of a car.
DUI is a serious crime and deserving of very serious penalties. It is a shame that numbskulls like these people can not properly follow procedures to make sure their equipment is functioning properly.
All life evolves by the differential survival of replicating entities. -- Dawkins