Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Guns at the statehouse? Oh my!

Brad Zaun does it.

Some don't like it:
Carlos Jayne and his one-man-band, "It would be absolutely wrong to bring weapons into legislative bodies," Jayne said. "It would be almost like open season on public officials. It would be almost encouraging it. Man, that would be terrible."

Others think it's okay but within reason, like having permission from the state:
Rep. Clel Baudler, R-Greenfield said he too sees no problem with the public carrying firearms at the Capitol as long as they are trained, have a permit and have no history of crime or drug abuse.

Rep. Matt Windschitl, R-Missouri Valley, "If they are in compliance with other state laws and regulations, I would have no problem with it."
Thanks for the "qualified permission" guys.

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

This is a sign. The legislators should be like their voters and talking to the police. If they've done nothing wrong they should have nothing to fear from armed citizens.
As an aside, what is the name of that Swiss Canton where whenever there is a vote of the citizens they meet in the town square to vote, and each voter carries a sword, as they say, to symbolically remind the council that they hold the power over them, and the council should stay in line.