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Re: “Deschutes County wouldn’t enforce gun laws under proposed ballot measure

I'll put my faith in county sheriffs at this time rather than a judicial system that has shown time and again that their agenda is to legislate from the bench. And you cannot judge whether a law violates the 2nd amendment unless you understand the full intent of the 2nd amendment, which most do not. It's too bad that the liberal majority of Portland and Salem hold the rest of the state hostage.

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Posted by jmason on 04/19/2018 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Deschutes County wouldn’t enforce gun laws under proposed ballot measure

its either anti constitutional or it isn't... the final say shouldn't be in the hands of any one individual. Its quite simple to tell whether or not a new restrictive law infringes upon the 2nd amendment. A system where one individual, sheriff or not, has the final say so in whether or not a law is to be enforced is a system destined for corruption. We need less corruption. not more..

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Posted by Concerned Citizen on 04/19/2018 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Deschutes County wouldn’t enforce gun laws under proposed ballot measure

The existing laws cover the problems if the people in charge would enforce them and do their job and leave the law abiding citizens alone.

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Posted by grampa on 04/18/2018 at 11:39 PM

Re: “Deschutes County wouldn’t enforce gun laws under proposed ballot measure

Tom, that doesn't really address the point. A sheriff is neither qualified nor equipped to judge whether a law is constitutional. Separation of powers reserves this responsibility to a different branch of government. If you don't like it when a Governor does it (and an example would be nice), you shouldn't like it when another elected official does it.

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Posted by Chas Jo on 04/18/2018 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Deschutes County wouldn’t enforce gun laws under proposed ballot measure

Why not Chas.. Brown does it all day long and twice on Sunday.

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Posted by Tom Walton on 04/18/2018 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Deschutes County wouldn’t enforce gun laws under proposed ballot measure

"if the sheriff thinks a law is unconstitutional ..."

Are sheriffs somehow now lawyers or constitutional scholars? Instead of this kind of silly guesswork, why not simply challenge a law in court and find out for real, for everyone? That way, either every follows the law, or the law is withdrawn.

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Posted by Chas Jo on 04/18/2018 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Deschutes County wouldn’t enforce gun laws under proposed ballot measure

It's amazing that we even have to do things like this. So sad.

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Posted by Heythere45 on 04/18/2018 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Nuisance Trapping?

Beavers migrate and more will just move in if some are removed. This is a really bad idea. The City needs to treat for Cryptosporidium, not drown beavers. This is an archaic response.

Posted by Diane Holmes on 04/15/2018 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Mirror Pond: To Dredge or Not to Dredge?

Monkeys seducing a football

Posted by Spring Creek on 04/15/2018 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Nuisance Trapping?

Really, if Mingus thinks beaver waste is the only waste of concern in that section of river, he ignores dogs and frogs and birds and mice, and lots more. Apparently, even kids swim in that water! Let's hope that water treatment can handle all of that, or let's question the purity of Bend's water!

Death traps of any kind are cruel. Live trapping and relocating is more humane. Beavers are good for the environment, even though they are not desired in this area of water intake. There are several good books about the benefits of beavers at the library that prove they are more than nuisance animals.

Posted by mcat on 04/15/2018 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Urban Renewal for Central Bend?

Hear, Hear! Cristafir has it correct. (I would like the source of your expense numbers so I can use it in the future.) Using land for parking is a great waste of land. Put up parking structures and leave the land for walking or if necessary, more building. And if you put a roof of solar panels on your parking structure, you profit even more and benefit the planet to boot!

Downtown constantly struggles with parking. A parking structure on the vacant lot on Franklin (behind McMenamins) would be ideal.

People prefer to park close to stores, and many even cruise for a time to find a close spot. Proper design of parking structures and the walking path to stores will make it easier for people to choose to park in the structure. Even include a section of the structure reserved for the monster trucks that don't fit standard parking slots (and endanger traffic on Wall and Bond).

Posted by mcat on 04/15/2018 at 7:43 AM

Re: “Total Recall: Losing an election was just the beginning for the embattled Lake County D.A.

OMG!!! This is pure bullshit! I knew Bonnie and Orlando and their 2 sons when I was a kid! She was my corriscorrespondence teacher! They're great people! This Schutt guy is a piece of shit!!!

Posted by Monica Doherty on 04/14/2018 at 11:27 AM

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