Last week by a 4-to-3 margin the Wichita City Council struck a blow for the Second Amendment and Kansas law by approving concealed firearms at 111 of the City’s 392 facilities. Whether that “blow” was necessary is another story.
There seems to be plenty of anxiety over what might happen if some crazed, unlicensed gun-toter started blasting away in a city facility. Hasn’t ever happened, but doggone it … it could! And we’ve got to have someone there to stop it … should it happen.
Of course, gun accidents do happen occasionally … even for people with firearm experience. And if a public shoot-out should occur, there’s a good chance some innocent bystander or two might take a slug. If the idea is to make people feel safer, they’ve failed … with this citizen, anyway.
But our elected officials and others will be safe for the weekly city council meetings. Just try to get your shootin’ iron into City Hall and see what happens. They even take away Swiss Army knives.
Our thought for today is from Eddie Izzard:
“The National Rifle Association says ‘Guns don’t kill people. People do’. But I think the gun helps.”