We can see the point of that argument but we think the constitutional framers meant exactly what the Second Amendment said.
Does that surprise you?
But you're right. We don't like guns! We're afraid of guns. But we are more afraid of people who love guns.
Having said that, we don't want to outlaw guns, even handguns. We want the burglars checking out the houses in our neighborhood to be fearful that the householders may have guns inside and know how to use them.
Goodness, it's July 6, almost a week into the "dog days" of summer.
QUESTION: When is the period called "dog days?" — Curious, Seeley
That's the miserably hot days of July and August, so-called because during that period the Dog Star (Sirius) rises and falls with the sun.
In observance of the season we give you a question about a lost (and found) dog.
QUESTION: A well-nourished and obviously lost dog found us. She is a young, plump, possibly pregnant Dalmatian female. We've got her in our back yard in the Sunset subdivision in Imperial. We can't keep her. She has no collar but she's so well-groomed, I know she belongs to somebody. — Good Samaritan, Imperial
OK, if you lost your Dalmation, call 355-1385. We like happy endings so let's give you a sad story that turned out well.
QUESTION: We're moving and we can't take our two 11-year-old dogs with us. These dogs are like members of our family. We can't just throw them out.
Do you know of any place to put two elderly, loving dogs? — Pet Owner, Calexico
Doesn't that break your heart? The thought of two dogs who have known nothing but a loving home ending up in an animal shelter? Hang on …
A PLACE TO GO — Forget about my earlier call about my dogs. I found homes for them. — Relieved, Calexico
You are a good human being. Some pet owners would have dumped the dogs on a country road, hoping a kinder person would rescue them.