Eighteen Is Enough

15 03 2012

Anti-gun nuts show off in Atlanta:

Goddard and local members of groups such as Georgians for Gun Safety spoke in hopes of defeating the legislation, saying many who are 18 years old are not mature enough to make the kinds of decisions that carrying a gun could engender.

Smoking tobacco, sexual intercourse, voting, purchasing and owning long guns, joining the armed forces, where one has access to all sorts of firearms (except when the Secretary of Defense comes to visit), signing contracts, getting married, buying porn, having full privileges to drive automobiles that weigh multiple tons.  These are all decisions that almost all American jurisdictions entrust to eighteen-year olds, sometimes to 16- or 17-year olds.  A few states let 18-year olds serve as state legislators.

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15 03 2012
rjp

Jesse Jackson Jr: Pam: Please help get rida theez hanguzz.

15 03 2012
countenance

Don’t tell me they gerrymandered Halvorson and JJJr in the same district? It seems to be before she was bounced out in 2010, Debbie Halvorson represented a south collar county to southwest exurban part of Chicago in Congress, none of which included any serious Chicago black ghetto.

I’d like to meet the moron who advised her to take on JJJr.

16 03 2012
rjp

Deborah L. “Debbie” Halvorson (born March 1, 1958) is the former U.S. Representative for Illinois’s 11th congressional district, serving from 2009 until 2011. She is a member of the Democratic Party. In September 2011, she filed to run in the newly redistricted 2nd congressional district and will likely face a competitive primary with incumbent Democrat Jesse Jackson, Jr.

The district covers parts of Cook and Will counties and all of Kankakee, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Bradley, Bourbonnais, Calumet City, Chicago, Chicago Heights, Country Club Hills, Dolton, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Kankakee, Lansing, Markham, Matteson, Park Forest, Richton Park, Riverdale, Sauk Village and Steger are included.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois's_2nd_congressional_district

FTR, I vote in West Virginia.




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