NORTH LITTLE ROCK — If you didn’t notice the hubbub following the Arizona shootings, you must live in a cave (Hello Mr. bin Laden!). [No, really Mr. NSA/DOJ/FBI/CIA ... I meant that as a joke! Really!!] I digress.
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Walking into the living room before they brought Leroy home, I immediately noticed my shotguns laying across the chair. Someone went diggin’ to get those out. I saw them last when they went into the gun case as I had no place to keep them in an apartment upon returning to Arkansas.
We grew up in a small arsenal. Dad kept weapons from the bedroom to the bookshelf. Before he installed a security system and bought a gun safe, he would meticulously scan every inch of the house before leaving, checking every window latch, every door lock, every hideaway.
I thought it odd until the day the .38 came up missing.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK — As we get older and look at our meager earnings/savings compared to the time investments in our careers, government and taxes provide easy targets to those looking to blame someone for their fate (myself included).
“If only they’d let me get paid an honest day’s wages for all of the work I’m doing!” the familiar cry rings. “How can they keep taking things from me when I don’t have anything to give? If the government would just get out of my business, everything would be better.”
Yet when complaints against government annually pop up, I often wonder what folks would do without the government providing roads for commerce, public safety personnel and a judicial process rather than mob rule. In some ways it reminds me of the Albert King tune with the verse, “Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.” Continue reading →
NORTH LITTLE ROCK – I believe my rights end where other folk’s rights begin, and vice-versa.
A friend in Kentucky e-mailed a link to Felonspy.com, which allows you to search for violent criminals who live in your area. A useful tool, even if ethically questionable; I think I think I’d like to know more. Did these people serve their time? Have they only been charged?
The information comes from documents available in the public domain. A link on the site goes to “Remove Your Name” and then proceeds to warn anyone questioning the information: “There are no mistakes in this site, and if you think there is, you’re probably the exact sort of criminal we all need to beware of.”
I’d like to believe the thing is mistake-free, but then I’ve seen “The Fugitive” and “Minority Report.”
And I read a scary comment on “Our Data Sources” link responding to the question of suggesting additions to the list:
“Yes you can! Just use our contact page, and we’ll get them added in a hot hurry. Usually we verify it, but usually we don’t have the needed time or resources to insure it is valid. Please use this tool with honesty and integrity.”
I boldfaced and italicized the exact words from the site. Is it me, or is this why vigilantes get a bad name?