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  1. Trump 'open' to gun restrictions for certain individuals, according to White House official Bump stock prices soar after Trump declares he'll seek ban Trump backs arming educators in meeting with school shooting survivors
  2. Gun rights lobby outspends gun control advocates by a wide margin By Senator (State)
  3. Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    Nothing, directly. Tyson's development footprint appears to be spilling into the Reston area as development there increases significantly. Some of the apartment developers have already expressed concern about absorption rates for the new vertical rentals (apartments or condos). Musing this may be a potential future of empty office space in Reston.
  4. A Few Headlines (and links) from the WaPo, all worthy of the 15 minutes it may take to read. The Florida school shooting has America’s attention. But for how long? Divided Congress unable to act on guns, immigration despite public pressure. Outside NRA headquarters, hundreds gather in vigil and protest. I survived a mass shooting. My life was never the same afterward. Now is exactly the right time to talk about gun politics I am a Broward County Teacher; thoughts and prayers won't keep my students safe
  5. When it comes to gun rights, supporters pray on the perception of (in)security, incidence of crime and protection of one's personal property and/or family. Utilizing fear as the catalyst, one always wants to protect what is their's whether the threat is real or perceived or simply asserted. Fear of loss - If "I" cannot/do not own a gun, how do I protect myself from those who have them legally or illegally and either threaten or use said gun(s) in the commission of crimes (very broad definition here)? NOTE: Supposedly January 2018 was the slowest month of gun sales since 2012. Since the Trump Administration is not going to do anything at all to tighten gun laws, the fear of increased regulation is declining and actually negatively impacting gun sales. After all, how many guns do we really need in society if we already have 300 Million+ of them in circulation? Elected officials, or those seriously contemplating election to public office, used to have to be on the correct side of their electorate for sexual orientation, gun control and religion (Gays, Guns, God). That sentiment has been or is being modified and the sexual orientation and religious components have been deemed less in focus, but the gun issue has not; again much of this is geographic and demographic. After Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, and take your pick of the other education-focused tragedies, one would think tighter gun control laws would be on the forefront....these are kids or young adults just trying to go to school, learn and better themselves. Schools should be safe. It has not played out that way. You never know who or what will be the determining factor in change. As you noted, the recent focus on the #metoo movement and woman's rights stemmed from a pig in the entertainment industry; we continue to observe as others are being called out for past issues, situations or conduct.
  6. Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    What do you do when you have too much vacant office space or apartment space? Empty Tysons Office Building, Approved For Apartments, To Be Converted Into Self-Storage Instead
  7. Yes, the 2nd Amendment Provides Absolute Protection to Gun Owners. I am not saying I agree with this, however as apathetic as "we" are as a society, few are likely to contact their representatives, and make their voices heard. Those who represent us, will not make changes in our lifetimes, sadly I think it a losing battle. Currently Police officers are posted in Middle and High Schools, but I bet we are going to have them in elementary schools in the near future. Is it extreme? Yes, but the number of guns in society is astonishing; roughly at least 1/every man/woman and child in this country. It is beyond control, and this latest incident will likely be forgotten within weeks. These kids are our future. The area this happened is a nice, typical community where people thought they were safe, not unlike where many of us live now. The NRA, the gun manufacturers, and your friends, neighbors, family members etc, etc, who say "pry this gun from my cold dead hands," have won, and will continue to win no matter the carnage.
  8. Daily lunch specials are a treat - actually found myself in the area today and grabbed a late lunch. Service is solid as is fresh food and tastes. Noticed several Greek-speaking patrons at different tables, which makes me think they appeal to the discriminating countrymen as well.
  9. The Tysons location of McCormick has closed - Reston Town Center location is still open.
  10. New Ashburn location is apparently coming soon.
  11. Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    &pizza opening this Fall at RTC in the former location of Teavana (on corner across from Jackson's and Uncle Julio's).
  12. Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    Gourmet Food Store Opening At Reston Town Center Balducci's is giving Reston another shot, after having closed a Reston location some years ago in favor of a McLean store. Should be interesting as the location is on the main level of a new apartment building, with garage parking.
  13. Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    Appalachian Spring, One of Reston Town Center’s First Tenants, Officially Closes Crime Roundup: Armed Man Robs CVS Pharmacy in Reston Town Center
  14. I think this used to be a Long John Silver's location - right on the corner at a pretty busy intersection. I tried it today, and got there at 11:30 which I thought would be before the lunch rush. The place was very busy, so I ordered quickly, opting for the steak & cheese - food came out quickly. The open kitchen concept, while not new, is never boring. Steak & cheese was good, lean meat, not greasy. Fries were nothing special. Definitely family-friendly, lots of moms and work groups as well as tradespeople working in the area. I will be back if for nothing else to try the ice cream and something else on the menu. Atmosphere is very casual and with the picnic bench seating allows one to feel as if they are not 1/2 mile from Route 66 on Route 7.
  15. Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    In a cutthroat retail environment, malls are stealing tenants from each other (CNBC)