If sheriffs oppose open carry, why listen to NRA?

You will get no shortage of arguments about the proposed open-carry gun law and how it's not a problem in other states.

But if our law enforcement officials argue that such a law in our populous and unique state will make their job more difficult, why can't we side with the men and women we so often profess to honor?

On this issue, the hundreds of people I've seen at law enforcement appreciation events and the thousands who express dismay about fallen officers should rally behind the Florida Sheriffs Association, not the National Rifle Association. Let's close the case on open carry. …

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., which houses a major part of its international operation in New Tampa, handles 100 million transactions a day through equity stock trades, $1.7 quadrillion a year in volume.

I can't tell a lie. I didn't even know quadrillion was a number.

It's not uncommon to have the string of songs on Pandora broken up by a commercial, but it struck a chord when the advertising break came from local credit union Grow Financial. That's an avant-garde move. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: When Did Helping The Poor Become A Sin? …

Tampa Housing Authority hosts its annual scholarship award luncheon ceremony and silent auction from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the DoubleTree hotel, 4500 W Cypress St.

With the three recipients having overcome challenges, the event promises to be joyful.

Kudos to the Campo Family YMCA kids who came by the Tampa Bay Times' Riverview bureau and saluted staffers with a song. I promised them a shoutout. Can't let the kids down.

That's all I'm saying.

If sheriffs oppose open carry, why listen to NRA? 08/12/12 [Last modified: Sunday, August 12, 2012 7:02pm]

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