Ironic that The Eagle-Tribune prints a story about complaints against Lawrence taxis at the same time a new city law goes into effect “protecting” those same cab companies from competition. Where does the City Council get off thinking that they can prohibit competition from picking up a fare in Lawrence? Lawrence cabbies are some the worst. They are rude, inconsiderate and drive aggressively, cutting drivers off and incessantly blowing their horns, violating another city ordinance. Wake up, councilors.
The rampaging Texas student who stabbed and wounded 14 people will undoubtedly be used by some in an attempt to ridicule sensible gun control legislation. “Let’s do background checks on knife purchases,” they will say sarcastically. Intentionally or not, they miss the point. If that attacker had been wielding an automatic rifle, or even a handgun, those 14 victims would not be recovering in a hospital or at home. Most of them would be in the morgue. That’s why we need to do everything possible to keep guns away from those who shouldn’t have them.