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To prevent further mass shootings, laws must be uniform in ALL 50 states and if state governments balk at executing mass shooters who survive their crimes, federalize the charges and execute swiftly

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“To prevent further mass shootings, laws must be uniform in ALL 50 states and if state governments balk at executing mass shooters who survive their crimes, federalize the charges and execute swiftly” by Chef Charles Smithenstein




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We can protect the Second Amendment while dealing with (potential) mass shooters…
Delano, CA 93216, 08-13-2019 Tuesday:  A little over a week ago, we witnessed two major mass shootings, one in El Paso, Texas, and the other one in Dayton, Ohio, and then a lesser one (of course ANY death is not good) the week before in Gilroy, California, the ‘garlic capital of the world.’  Once again, the country is in an uproar and President Trump is the evil villain who- from his perch within the White House- does little to nothing about crimes such as these…according to the Democrats.       
We live in a nation that reveres freedom, liberty, a ‘shining city atop the hill’ (according to President Ronald Reagan) that has the ownership of firearms enshrined in its Bill of Rights.  Liberals always wail that an AR-15 is a ‘weapon of war’ although the way in which it is legally sold, it fires a single shot with each pull of the trigger, hence, it is NOT- I repeat, NOT- an automatic weapon, it is a semi-automatic weapon.  One would have to break a wide number of laws to turn it from semi-auto to fully-automatic as well as to add high-capacity magazines to increase the number of bullets one can have at any one time to go. 
Criminals will always find a way to skirt any law if given enough time and a desire to do so, hence why we require background checks, run through the FBI and various state agencies.  NO one would ever want any flipping nut EVER to get a weapon yet they do and will no matter how many laws are on the books. 
Now, we do have problems with the background check system and I hope that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle will work together instead of continuing things the way they now are, a mess.  ALL background checks must include juvenile records, as well as medical records, waiving HIPPA laws in this regard because it is important that background checks look at ALL facets of a potential gun owner and not just a cherry-picked few. 
The punk in Dayton, Ohio, apparently had all manner of red flags shrieking, “LOOK AT ME, I’M FLIPPING CRAZY,” and yet, because of the sanctity of ‘juvenile records,’ no one could see that the little POS had rape lists and kill lists and had done other bad and dark things throughout his time in the public education system. 
Likewise, that scumbag down in Florida that shot up the Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School had the cops come to his home, I believe, what, 44 times, some godawful number like that?  I mean, if the cops came to the homes of my neighbors even 5-10 times over the course of 12 months, I would hope that the people they visited would be doing time or have their weapons stripped from them. 
If proven to be false alarms, if law enforcement seizes someone’s guns, they should immediately be returned and if they are crazy and deserve to lose them, let them use a baseball bat, a club, a knife, or their flipping car to commit potentially heinous acts.  At least then (unless they build a bomb or something), the immediate carnage could and most likely would be far less that if the cops are on the ball as they were in Dayton, they could eradicate the threat almost immediately with their prompt arrival.
We do need stiff laws for the misuse of firearms and what I am saying covers a couple of things.  First, for the shooters, if they meekly surrender instead of going down in a hail of bullets, which very few of them ever seem to do, IF judged guilty of the crime, the death sentence should be carried out almost immediately in all 50 states.  The death penalty should exist and be used in ALL 50 states for crimes of this nature or we could transfer all mass shooters to federal custody and allow them to carry out the executions.
Likewise, if some person loans a gun or has their stolen because they did not secure the firearm- including careless law enforcement officers who run in for a coffee at Starbucks and then return to their car and lo and behold- don’t you just hate this when it occurs- the gun is stolen, people should go to prison in the same way that if one hits a roadside worker in many states does for a specified time, 5-10 years. 
The only way we are going to stop these types of crimes if FAIR red flag laws exist that are uniform in all 50 states and territories.  If people need to be observed because of things they say or share on social media, there should be mental hospitals reopened and put back to use because not only should potential killers be held for observation, we also should be able to care for the mentally ill homeless population instead of allowing them to die a slow death on the streets of our country.
As for those who hand a gun over to someone who is talking crazy, if the guy (or gal) who borrows the gun goes out and murders people, the person who gave them the piece should go to prison with them for the same amount of time.  Yes, I know this sounds onerous but with uniform laws such as these in place and used in the case of these types of crimes, it will safeguard the rights of the rest of us who own and who use legally owned firearms. 
I could say much about what goes on in places like Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, and numerous other big cities but don’t get me started.  Let’s deal with one thing at a time.  Let’s get the guns out of the hands of lunatics while protecting the millions of Americans who would never commit a crime with a lawfully owned firearm.  We just would not do it; however, to protect our fellow men and women, if we see someone shooting people, we should be able to take them out and protect the lives of everyone else as long as we have the legal right to carry.
See you tomorrow.
Charles Smithenstein
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This is a cartoonish caricature of me, one created by up-and-coming Bakersfield street artist, Simone, one I am pleased to say looks ‘rather good.’  I have been in professional food service for a long, long time, moving into management back in 1973.  At the time, I was the Food and Beverage Director at one of the hotels in Bakersfield, CA, located on Union Avenue.  I was in my late thirties at the time.  I am still working at one of the local hotels in the nearby town of Delano, CA, a place that has been my home for the past 10 years.  Our city has experienced marvelous growth and is fast becoming a player in county politics.
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08-13-2019 Tuesday—Political Topics and Essays, Part MDCCCXCV: “To prevent further mass shootings, laws must be uniform in ALL 50 states and if state governments balk at executing mass shooters who survive their crimes, federalize the charges and execute swiftly” by Chef Charles Smithenstein
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REFERENCES:
Smithenstein, Charles. To prevent further mass shootings, laws must be uniform in ALL 50 states and if state governments balk at executing mass shooters who survive their crimes, federalize the charges and execute swiftly.”  Political Topics and Essays, Part MDCCCXCV
FOR FURTHER READING:
17-February-2018: “The St. Valentines’ Day ‘Massacre’ this past Wednesday makes the infamous one that happened in Chicago in 1929 pale by comparison—when will it stop?” by Chef Bea O’Malley.  Political Topics and Essays, Part MCCCLIV
27-February-2018: “When tragedies arise such as the St. Valentine’s Day 2018 Massacre in Parkland, Florida, immediate liberal knee-jerk reaction is to remove ALL legal guns and to restrict the rights of free people instead of using deductive reasoning” by Chef Charles Smithenstein.  Political Topics and Essays, Part MCCCLXIV
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TODAY IN HISTORY—AUGUST 13, 2019:



A.    523: St. John I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
B.    1415: The army of King Henry V lands at the mouth of the Seine River in France.
C.    1521: Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez captured Tenochtitlan, present-day Mexico City, from the Aztecs.
D.    1624: King Louis XIII appoints Cardinal Richelieu as chief minister.
E.    1704: During the War of the Spanish Succession, British and Austrian forces achieved a victory over French troops at the Battle of Blenheim.
F.     1784: The United States Legislature met for the final time at Annapolis, Maryland.
G.   1788: Prussia joins the Anglo-Dutch alliance to form the Triple Alliance to prevent the spread of the Russo-Swedish War.
H.   1792: French revolutionaries imprisoned the royal family.
I.       1814: The Treaty of London-Netherlands stops the importation of slaves.  Meanwhile, the Dutch ceded the Cape Colony in southern Africa to the British.
J.      1846: For the first time in the pueblo of Los Angeles, Americans raised the flag of the United States.
K.   1867: “Under the Gaslight” by Augustus Daly opened in New York City.
L.     1876: The United States and Hawaii ratified the Reciprocity Treaty.
M.  1889: William Gray received a patent for a coin-operated telephone. 
N.    1892: The black American newspaper, “The Afro-American,” begins publication in Baltimore.
O.   1889: William Gray received a patent for coin-operated telephone on this date.
P.     1898: U.S. forces under the command of Admiral Dewey conquer the city of Manila, Philippines, during the Spanish-American War.
Q.   1910: Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, died in London at age 90.
R.    1912: The first experimental radio license was issued to St. Joseph’s College in Philadelphia.
S.     1913: British metallurgist Harry Brearley developed an alloy that the world came to know as ‘stainless steel.’  However, although science generally credits him as he inventor of stainless steel, he was hardly alone in working to create steel that resisted corrosion.
T.    1914: In Minnesota, Carl Wickman begins the Greyhound Bus Lines, the first American cross-country bus lines.
U.    1923: U.S. Steel Corporation institutes the 8-hour workday for all workers.  Elsewhere, in Turkey, lawmakers again elected Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Speaker of Turkey’s Grand Assembly.
V.    1931: The first community hospital in the United States underwent dedication in Elk City, Oklahoma.
W. 1932: Adolf Hitler rejected the post of vice chancellor of Germany saying he was prepared to hold out “for all or nothing.”
X.    1934: The satirical comic strip “Li’l Abner,” created by cartoonist Al Capp, made its debut.
Y.    1937: Japanese troops attack Shanghai, China.
Z.    1940: During the Battle of Britain, the Brits shoot down between 45-48 German aircraft over southern England.
AA.          1941: During World War II, the Red army evacuates the city of Smolensk.  
BB.           1942: Walt Disney’s animated feature “Bambi” had its U.S. premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York, five days after its world premiere in London.  Meanwhile, Henry Ford unveiled his “Soybean Car,” which was a plastic-bodied car that weighed about 1,000 pounds less than a steel car.
CC.          1951: Future drummer with the British rock band, Atomic RoosterRic Parnell—is born in Great Britain on this date.
DD.          1959:  In New York, construction crews broke ground on the $320 million Verrazano Narrows Bridge.
EE.           1960: The first two-way telephone conversation by satellite took place with the help of Echo 1.  Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world, the Central African Republic became totally independent of French rule.
FF.           1961: East Germany sealed off the border between Berlin’s eastern and western sectors and began building a wall that would stand for the next 28 years.  
GG.         1977: Randy Bachman leaves the rock group, Bachman-Turner Overdrive; the group disbands.
HH.         1979: Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals became the 14th player in Major League Baseball history to reach the 3,000-career hit plateau as his team defeated the Chicago Cubs, 3-2.
II.   1985: The engagement of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger hit the news on this date.
JJ. 1986: United States Football League standout Herschel Walker signed to play with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.
KK.         1990: Iraq transferred $3 billion to $4 billion in bullion, currency and other stolen goods purloined from neighboring Kuwait to Baghdad. 
LL.           1992: Woody Allen began legal action to win custody of his three children.  However, in 1993, a judge ruled AGAINST Allen.
MM.      1993: The U.S. Court of Appeals rules that Congress must save all emails.
NN.          1994: Health authorities reported that aspirin not only helps reduce the risk of heart disease, but also helps prevent colon cancer.
OO.         2010: The German government reports 2.2-percent quarterly economic growth, the most in 20 years.
PP.           2011: Riots in England continue; Prime Minister David Cameron hires U.S. law enforcement officer Bill Bratton to advise on how to deal with gang violence.
QQ.         2012: The butler of Pope Benedict XVI receives orders from the Vatican City to stand trial for his alleged involvement in leading allegations of corruption in the Holy See.
RR.          2013: Researchers release footage of the previously unseen Kawahiva tribe; the Kawahiva is an indigenous tribe living in Brazil's Amazon rainforest and is thought to have had very little contact with the outside world.
SS.2014: U.S. air strikes, in combination with Kurdish forces, pushed back an assault by Islamic State militants upon Yazidi minorities trapped on Mt. Sinjar in Iraq; the action allowed thousands to escape.
TT.           2015: According to Brainy History, China devalues the Yuan by 1% after devaluations of 1.62% and 1.92% over the past two days; the moves are an effort to stem an economic slowdown by boosting the competitiveness of exports and reducing the costs of borrowing.






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Steve Hackett (guitars/bass/harmonica/vocals) released a collaboration album, “A Life within a Days,” on May 18, 2012 with famed YES bassist, Chris Squire in a band called Squackett.  The music on this album is somewhat esoteric which makes it a must-own addition to any collection.  Joining the guitarist are: Chris Squire (bass/vocals), Jeremy Stacey (drums), Roger King (keyboards), and Amanda Lehmann (backing vocals).  Please, seek this album out, give it a good listen, and consider adding it to your collection; you will be glad you did.




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The first ‘best of’ album by the Buffalo Springfield came out on February 10, 1969, “Retrospective: the Best of the Buffalo Springfield,” which is an excellent addition to this band’s brief but highly important and influential career.  We hope you will seek this amazing album out at your favorite site for music and will add it to your collection as all the BIG TUNES are here and then some.  We thank you for patronage and your support.
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Robert Plant followed up the success of his debut album with his sophomore effort, “The Principle of Moments,” which came out on July 11, 1983 and was another top-seller.  It also delivered him his first Top 40 hit in “Big Log,” which is worth the price of admission alone.  Once again, the artist had a solid band around him which included Robbie Blunt (guitars), Gerald Woodroffe (keyboards), Paul Martinez (bass), Phil Collins and Barriemore Barlow (of Jethro Tull fame) on the drums, and some vocalists to round out the overall sound.   As fans of Led Zeppelin, it was difficult to move on at the time; however, every artist deserves his due and Robert Plant has worked long and hard for people to appreciate it and accept his post-Zep work with courage and excitement. 
       













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