• BUSINESS COSTS Proposed redevelopment of the Sopris Shopping Center would add 76 new rental units to Carbondale's housing inventory – 15 being deed-restricted and 64 “efficiency” apartments, measuring 415 to 725 square feet. Meanwhile, nine locally-owned businesses see themselves displaced, mid-pandemic. More on page 8. Photo by Raleigh Burleigh. BUSINESS COSTS Proposed redevelopment of the Sopris Shopping Center would add 76 new rental units to Carbondale's housing inventory – 15 being deed-restricted and 64 “efficiency” apartments, measuring 415 to 725 square feet. Meanwhile, nine locally-owned businesses see themselves displaced, mid-pandemic. More on page 8. Photo by Raleigh Burleigh. Current Issue→ Past Issues
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Teachers packing heat

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Dear Editor:

I ask myself, would I fire my single shot .22 handgun over the heads of my students if I knew the bad guy with a bump-stocked AR15 was ready to unleash 100 rounds in my direction, over the heads of the 30 children that have been crammed into my classroom?

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That is the same kind of disparity that an army of white supremacists toting bumped AR15 would find going up against the army, navy and air force if they decided to revolt against the government. The reason we can’t outlaw assault rifles is that we need to be able to have a revolution. Yeah, it’s easier to just make sure we can vote them out of office but conservatives are afraid of that too.

Gun control doesn’t seem to work, except in Canada, Japan, England, Spain, Australia, Sweden, Iceland, Italy, Israel, Denmark, Germany and ….

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John Hoffmann

Carbondale

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