Shooting from the hip
Thanks to Aspen City Council for the no-guns-in-city-buildings vote.
For those people who came from Rifle wearing guns, it’s pushy to try to decide what the voters of Aspen should want. Aspen is not Rifle; people don’t need or want guns to feel good. And for the ladies posing with the guns, it may be fashion in Rifle, not here. The jeans look good, not the guns.
I thought an attempt to embarrass Rachel, the former mayor, for her son’s action as a teenager 20 years ago was low, and her response was heartfelt and so well spoken. I knew three of those boys; one lived at my house for two months before it. The nastiest people in the event were (judge) DeVilbiss and (prosecutor) Wills.
Some gun advocates parrot the Second Amendment, but they leave out the part of the Constitution that says every citizen has a right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Hard to be happy when someone is threatening with a gun.
Some normal people like to hunt, and I did as a kid. But really, is it a sport if one side wins all the time? What great skill is involved with hitting a deer with a rifle and a scope? Now I may have some hypocrisy as I love the elk on the menu at Pinons, but I hope the beast just walked into the kitchen one day and volunteered to be dinner. Never was hunting as much fun as football or ski racing.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
I was recently in Turkey and lots of what looked to be teenagers even walking around with auto weapons — not a good feeling.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
It appears as though a significant number of members of the town of Basalt administration, various committee members and residents have become afflicted with the syndrome known as the “fog of development.” Similar to the…