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    I took public transportation for way too many years working in Boston, and before that, going to college in Boston (I commuted from home). I have not taken public transportation since I retired, not as a safety concern, but because it sucks. Lengthy delays, unreliable service, that stale urine smell. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    Are those federal laws enforced regularly? If so I'd love to see the data about it. And if not then my original assumption that Indianans aren't concerned about them would seem to be valid.

    And also if not routinely enforced then you have a valid point that we need to enforce the laws that already exist. But the reality is that existing laws are not enforced consistently. Some people even think they should not be enforced if the person who violated them is super duper important, like say, a former president. Even if the former president tried to overthrow the government.
    Case that was just in the news yesterday
    https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/...investigation/

    Handgun purchases outside of your state of residence have federal regulations that require the FFL in state of purchase ship the handguns to a FFL in your state of residence where you then pick them up after any required waiting period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    I canít remember the last time I have ridden any type of public transportation except for flying. The world is certainly getting crazier and I donít think it should automatically be assumed that men are at fault and not women in a public altercation.
    Thank You, TT. Rob

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    Okay---If I were a good illiberal liberal, I would advocate getting rid of ALL trains, in order to make sleeping on the tracks safer. Yup.

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    And if I was a good Maga loser I’d make having a miscarriage illegal. Like Alabama is trying to do. Yup. Hope that helps you sum.

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    A Chicago crime spree to be blamed on Indiana, since according to JP, apparently no one in Chicago can be responsible for crimes they commit.

    https://wgntv.com/news/chicagocrime/...orthwest-side/

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    Leaving aside the question of why the federal government is in the mental health business, you could organize the Better Human Party to repeal the 2A and institute a War on Guns. That should solve the problem.
    I still like Dave Chappelleís answer to our countryís gun debate: (paraphrasing) Give every black man a gun, and you can be sure swift and strong legal actions across the board will be enacted to curb gun violence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post



    ETA: If I had to take a bus, either in my former state or the one I live in now, unless I were on a commuter bus to Manhattan, I admit, I'd feel "weird"--and out of place. I'm not proud of feeling that way but it speaks to my point. If you don't have a car in this country, you're "weird."
    I got myself into trouble many years ago by making a big loud bossy statement in our group of friends that we should all be taking the light rail train, mere blocks from our homes, to the airport rather than shuttling each other. This came after a time when I was stuck on the highway for over an hour picking up DH from the airport, stuck due to a traffic accident.

    So after that, I myself had to take the train to and from the airport, and each trip has been…problematic in some way.Their equipment is vandalized on the regular and doesn't work, a big problem. Most passengers are normal people but there is usually one to watch carefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I still like Dave Chappelle’s answer to our country’s gun debate: (paraphrasing) Give every black man a gun, and you can be sure swift and strong legal actions across the board will be enacted to curb gun violence.
    As of a few years back, the IL zip code with the highest concentration of concealed carry licenses was on the west or south side of Chicago.

    Many people don’t know that the McDonald in the Supreme Court case that struck down Chicago’s handgun ban was a black man.

    Gun control laws were originally to keep blacks unarmed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I still like Dave Chappelle’s answer to our country’s gun debate: (paraphrasing) Give every black man a gun, and you can be sure swift and strong legal actions across the board will be enacted to curb gun violence.
    That's essentially what happened in California back when Reagan was governor.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulford_Act

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