Mary Meyer

19 Apr 19

kwṓ – tā´shunz I. INTRODUCTORY Limitation of the Discussion II. CONSTRUCTIVE PRINCIPLES OF NEW TESTAMENT QUOTATION 1. Unity of the Two Dispensations 2. Biblical Movement Planned from the Beginning 3. The Old Testament Accepted as Authoritative 4. Issue Involved in Foregoing Principles of Reference III. TYPICAL INSTANCES OF NEW TESTAMENT QUOTA TION 1. Introductory Formulas […]

19 Apr 19
Noble

Topic for today on The Flashback Show is “ FAITH “ What is FAITH Is Faith one of the Greatest weapon of a Christian? Does Pride interfere with Faith? My guests for this discussion are; Sharlyne Thomas, an award-winning author, inspirational speaker and professional editor. She has published six non-fiction books so far. She was […]

19 Apr 19
THE POET BY DAY

“The soul of the artist cannot remain hidden.”  Henri Nouwen I’m on vacation. This is a prescheduled post. Regular posting will begin again with Wednesday Writing Prompt on April 24 and Opportunity Knocks on April 25. Calls for Submissions, Contests, and Events are posted on The Poet by Day Facebook Page.    You are encouraged to […]

19 Apr 19
The Denver Post
Despite mounting concerns and questions about whether Sol Pais[cq comment=”CQ”] illegally bought a shotgun in Colorado, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives continues to uphold its stance that the purchase was legal. Critics of the sale point to a federal regulation that says purchases have to comply with laws of the state where the gun is bought and the state where the person resides. That means Pais, who was not old enough to buy a shotgun in her home state of Florida, should not have been able to buy a shotgun in Colorado. But others argue laws around gun sales aren’t so clear cut. Federal laws allow licensed dealers to sell rifles and shotguns to out-of-state residents above the age of 18. But Florida law requires that its residents be at least 21 to purchase any firearm, a law that changed in 2018 in response to the Parkland school shooting. Florida also implemented a three-day waiting period, but Colorado does not have that requirement. The ATF in Denver repeatedly has said the sale was legal, but has refused to explain how its agents reached that conclusion. RELATED: “This one felt different”: Colorado schools need to prepare for a new type of threat, Jeffco superintendent says Pais, 18, was reportedly infatuated with the Columbine massacre and made threats that the FBI deemed credible. She flew to Colorado on Monday and bought a pump-action shotgun and ammunition at a gun store near Littleton shortly after her arrival. After a nearly two-day manhunt, authorities found her dead by suicide in the forest at Mount Evans. Gun sellers are the ones who are responsible for understanding laws in all 50 states, according to the Firearms Transaction Record, the form dealers and buyers are required to fill out before a gun sale is complete. That’s why some Colorado gun shop owners opt not to sell firearms to out-of-state residents — each state has its own restrictions and laws, and those laws can change. Tall Guns LLC in Loveland is one gun shop and training center that only sells guns to Colorado residents unless someone is in the military and can show their orders. Buddy Meyers,[cq comment=”CQ”] the store’s managing partner, said it’s too complex to keep up with state and municipal law changes across the country. “From a business perspective, I’m just not comfortable with transferring a firearm to someone with an out-of-state license,” Meyers said. “I feel it’s a responsibility I’ve got to the community.” Meyers believes the responsibility to know the various laws lies with both the seller and with the CBI and FBI background check systems. “If there’s a solution, I would think that this needs to be within the CBI system,” he said. “They’re wanting to do these background checks, so then they should know based on acquiring a state driver’s license that a state has a restriction.” Bighorn Firearms in Denver doesn’t have a blanket policy against sales to out-of-state residents, but owner Ryan Resch[cq comment=”CQ”] recognizes that state laws are sometimes written in ways that can be inconclusive. So, he relies on licensed dealers in other states to shed some light on those laws when he gets an out-of-state customer. Still, Resch is careful with every customer who walks into his store wanting to buy a gun. He said anything that stands out as something to be concerned about, he and his employees take that into account when selling that person a firearm. Pais bought the gun from Colorado Gun Broker near Littleton. The owner, Josh Rayburn[cq comment=”CQ”], posted to Facebook on Wednesday, saying the gun purchase was legal. His post said she was approved through the sale by the required background checks and that she did not say or do anything that indicated she was a threat to herself or others. [dfm_iframe src=”https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=13CQaZ_g0GsUf47CeQ4eeRkPXnD5fKlo4&hl=en” width=”100%” height=”500px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] Multiple attempts to reach Rayburn on Thursday were unsuccessful. Gun control advocates criticized the sale to Pais, saying it was irresponsible and illegal. Lindsay Nichols[cq comment=”CQ”], federal policy director for the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said in a statement that gun laws need to be strengthened, especially because more young people are getting guns that shouldn’t be accessible to them. “Gun dealers have an important responsibility as the main gatekeepers in determining who can and can’t get their hands on a firearm,” she said in an email to The Denver Post. “It’s up to both state and federal law enforcement officials to ensure that these dealers are fully aware of what’s required for each sale.” Everytown for Gun Safety issued a news release to call the sale illegal. “Under federal law, a licensed gun dealer such as Colorado Gun Broker may only sell ‘long guns’ such as rifles and shotguns to out-of-state residents if the sale would have been legal in the purchaser’s own state (handguns may only be sold to in-state residents),” the news release stated. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Colorado was evaluating potential criminal charges in connection with the Pais incident, including whether there were violations of the federal firearms license regulations. But the office dropped the discussion after Pais was found dead, said spokesman Jeffrey Dorschner[cq comment=”CQ”]. The ATF determined the sale was legal, he said. ATF spokeswoman Mary Markos[cq comment=”CQ”] reiterated Thursday that the agency believes the 18-year-old bought the gun legally. She would not elaborate on how ATF officials reached that conclusion. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation, which runs the background checks on gun buyers, came to the conclusion that Pais could legally purchase a shotgun, said spokeswoman Susan Medina[cq comment=”CQ”]. CBI looks at federal and state databases for any prohibitors that would stop a person from buying a firearm. Medina referred further questions to the ATF. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”curated” curated_ids=”3427053,3427842,3428403,3426525″] The Florida Attorney General’s Office declined to comment, and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office did not return a request for comment. Some gun rights activists also said the sale appeared to be illegal, based on federal law. Eric Friday[cq comment=”CQ”], a lawyer for Florida Carry, which advocates for the right to bear arms, said Florida is one of the few states where laws on long gun sales are different than federal law. And that could be a source of confusion in other states. So, if a licensee has been in business for a while and has sold guns to people from Florida, he or she might not know about the law change and a background check could still clear the sale, he said. The InstaCheck background system should be catching those restrictions across state lines, said Chris Stone[cq comment=”CQ”], director of political operations for the National Association for Gun Rights. Buyers submit their state IDs, so restrictions should show up for that state, he said. “The gun store here probably did follow procedure correctly,” he said. “But CBI likely didn’t update its system.”
18 Apr 19
Three Books a Month

To be very frank, I do not particularly like books written by comedians. Granted, I have only read a couple (Why not me? by Mindy Kaling and Bossypants by Tina Fey), but I always found that the writing was decidedly less funny than the comedians themselves. This could be due to the fact that comedians […]

18 Apr 19
Andre Eger

Three historically black churches in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, were intentionally burned down in recent weeks.  A fundraising effort for rebuilding the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris inspired people to donate funds to the reconstruction of the Louisiana churches.  A GoFundMe for the churches skyrocketed to more than $1.9 million after a viral tweet by journalist […]

18 Apr 19
Archy news nety

EVENTS This weekend DAAC AG DAY AND PLANT SALES What: Presented by Danville Area Community College Ag Club, local agricultural organizations, companies and individuals. A variety of events for children and adults, including farmers. A lunch of pork sandwiches will be served in the Mary Miller Gym. The annual plant sale of the ornamental horticulture […]

18 Apr 19
Claud's Fortress of Bookitude

As many of you have probably guess I’m doing the good reads reading challenge. I’ve set a goal to read 50 books this years because of school and vacations in the summer and all that. So far I’ve read 23 and the books are these. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (recently posted a review) Replica […]

17 Apr 19
KTLA

[ooyala player_id=”f987944e2b8d47c5ad7da7977780b8bd” auto=”true” width=”1920″ height=”1080″ pcode=”9vOTQyOvfOKTDwM65FXm0S1biBeX” code=”s0bzZuaDE6PNjqLAE7ynQTUpd8_DuJRi”] Harrowing surveillance video released Wednesday captured a woman screaming for her life while running from a man with a knife moments before she was repeatedly stabbed during a violent rampage in Lake Forest. The incident was part of a series of chaotic events that began around 5 p.m. […]

17 Apr 19
paulpens

Do any of you make an appearance in your own book? In Hollywood films, the director Alfred Hitchcock famously made cameo appearances, usually glimpsed walking through a street scene. Naturally, these were uncredited, and Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese and Peter Jackson have continued the practice. The authors of books adapted into movies have sometimes made […]

17 Apr 19
Hyperallergic

The crowdfunding campaign skyrocketed after the restoration of the Notre-Dame cathedral received $1 billion in public donations.

17 Apr 19
Access Genealogy

A complete listing of all available online Berkshire County Massachusetts cemeteries, with links to multiple cemetery transcriptions, gravestone photos, tombstone photos, official records, etc.

17 Apr 19
In Saner Thought

Fire has destroyed a cultural icon….Notre Dame and the world has pledged to have it rebuilt….. “Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral went up in flames on Monday evening, a blaze that devastated the landmark, destroying its wooden-beamed roof and collapsing the iconic spire in a searing loss for Paris and France,” Reuters reports. “President Emmanuel Macron […]

17 Apr 19
front mezz junkies

2019 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS NOMINATIONS OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties by Jen Silverman Directed by Mike Donahue Lucille Lortel Theatre Produced by MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey and Will Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) Dance Nation Written by Clare Barron Directed by […]

17 Apr 19
LCW Blog Assignment - Ai Shing

Identify the factors that influence, organizational culture, employee commitment, trust and satisfaction. One of the many factors that affect organisational culture today is employee empowerment. This has impacted many organisations as they move towards progressive change in the workplace (Lawler et al., 2001). These involve structural changes, policy reforms and practices to decentralise authority and […]

17 Apr 19
Kansas City, Missouri

04/13/19 Jessie James Decker Uptown Theater – KC Kansas City, MO 04/14/19 RDGLDGRN Encore at The Uptown Theater – KC Kansas City, MO 04/15/19 Missio The Record Bar Kansas City, MO 04/16/19 Alesana & The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Riot Room Kansas City, MO 04/17/19 Damian McGinty The Record Bar Kansas City, MO 04/17/19 Zero Theorem […]

17 Apr 19
Come explore Kansas City

04/13/19 Jessie James Decker Uptown Theater – KC Kansas City, MO 04/14/19 RDGLDGRN Encore at The Uptown Theater – KC Kansas City, MO 04/15/19 Missio The Record Bar Kansas City, MO 04/16/19 Alesana & The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Riot Room Kansas City, MO 04/17/19 Damian McGinty The Record Bar Kansas City, MO 04/17/19 Zero Theorem […]