Okay, a little stretch as to make it gun related, but I did notice something peculiar. Here's the link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050720/ap_on_re_us/denver_dog_ban The thing I found so disconcerting is this: Interesting. Disturbing. I don't know which. Aparently, dog owners are now in the same boat as gun owners. As long as their dog might resemble a pitbull, the dog can be impounded and destroyed. Feels familiar. Kind of like if your gun looks like a full auto military weapon... Does this mean that any dog that has some pitbull-ish characteristics is now subject to siezure? Yes. Can we trust our fellow citizens, police, and animal control officers to judge what is a pitbull based on certain visual cues? No. The reason? People are generally incompetent and misinformed. Just as a large magazine and bayonet mount don't magically transform a semi-automatic rifle into a millitary assault weapon, a stocky build and bluntish muzzle doesn't transform a dog into a pitbull, let alone one trained/raised to attack and kill. Score one for Big Brother, Denver. Good job.