Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The list of smacks of shame

Betsy Phillips takes Antioch CM Sam Coleman to the woodshed for effectively black-listing rural parks and the good rural communities that dwell around them:
in a climate where the Parks budget faces a severe shortfall and people are losing their jobs, the insinuation that rural parks are so dangerous that people need to come armed has real implications beyond Coleman's "But I love guns" agenda. It could affect how council members who have never been to those parks feel about them, and when they're looking at ways to trim the park budgets, it's not hard to imagine how "oh those rural parks are so unsafe" might affect their decisions ....

Anyway, our parks are beautiful, our rural neighbors are not about to ambush you in them--and maybe Antioch needs to take a long hard look in the mirror before it starts talking smack about where people might need to carry a gun in order to feel safe.

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