NRA is wrong about assault rifles
OK. This is more than enough. Another assault rifle attack. National Rifle Association supporters say that this is the price we pay for freedom under the Second Amendment. I say this is the price we pay for the stupidity of NRA supporters and the crass calculated continuing political power grab by the NRA.
The fact that almost all NRA supporters are ignorant of or ignore is that no politician can take away their guns. To do that there would have to be a change in the Constitution. That isn’t going to happen. But if you listen to the NRA, any attempt to curtail the availability of assault rifles is a “direct assault on the constitutional right to bear arms.” Any NRA supporter that continues to support civilian access to assault rifles has blood of innocent people on their hands. They should be called out on their ignorant support of the NRA.
Congress banned assault rifles in the past. The courts said that was constitutional. We need to ban assault rifles now again and save the lives of innocent citizens who will be dead tomorrow if we don’t act today.
City, volunteers can help homeless
I recognize I am not a Rapid City resident, but thought I'd offer a consideration.
Chief Jegeris may be correct in his concern that warming shelter services should be consistent. Perhaps, Chief Jegeris, the mayor, Cathie Harris and her group could sit down and discuss possible funding for existing entities (churches, schools and others) to offer warming shelter services. It would have to cost a whole lot less than building a new facility.
Such funding would not be a violation of "church and state" and could provide warming shelter in multiple locations around the city. Many locations, if not most, already have heated space that may be available during the daytime hours and might also serve during the evening and through the night-time hours. Such funding could provide for paid staff, but avoid the other overhead costs associated with a separate structure.