Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Someone Bring Me The Clue Wrench

One of our Kentucky legislators has apparently run out of things to do.  She wants parents whose children will be visiting the Capitol Building on school trips to sign slips acknowledging that there may be guns there.  She's worried that a shooting like the one in Tucson may happen around all of the politicians in Frankfort, and she wants parents to worry even more about their children.

I've got news for Representative Marzian:  Children from Kentucky are in places that have guns in them all the time.  Every time they see a police officer, he has a gun.  Every time they go to the mall, there are CCW holders or open carriers there too.  I'd bet that everywhere in the Commonwealth that isn't specifically spelled out in law as being off limits to firearms has someone, sometime, carrying a gun in it.

Here's a clue:  All of the children at the mall in Louisville, specifically the Apple Store, The Disney Store, Dicks Sporting Goods, and Panera Bread, last Friday afternoon were around a a gun.  At least one of the people carrying a gun made goo-goo eyes at a cute baby, chatted with a store clerk about the Toy Story franchise, and looked at workout clothes without negatively impacting the little children.  That evil revolver just sat in its holster and didn't jump out and run amuck, and neither did the gun's owner.

So before Representative Marzian tries to freak out the sheep in Kentucky, she should apply just a tad of common sense.  Children are safely exposed to guns, both concealed and openly carried, every day and their little psyches aren't bruised.  And all of those people carrying guns seem to have acted like grown-ups up until now.  Don't add one more reason for non-gun people to fear hand-crafted lumps of metal.

4 comments:

bluesun said...

Not to mention that most of those kids are probably in households that have guns in them...

Old NFO said...

Bluesun beat me to it...

MrG's said...

I have visited friends in KY in Louisville at the Ford Plants. Most of them own firearms. That is one of the things that I liked about KY was their CCW and general firearms policy that it mirrors GA with the same common sense. This attempted law/policy is a kneejerk reaction trying to climb on the bandwagon to support a certain agenda. Just making a guess, she is probably a democrat...liberal type and is using a tragedy to try to score for a political agenda that the democrats have been espousing for a long time. They want people depending on them, people that depend on the gov't will do what is necessary to keep that transaction flowing

DaddyBear said...

This probably won't go too far, and I've already called my representatives to let them know my feelings on the subject. The governor has expressed his opinion that the current rules and security are good, so hopefully once the rhetoric and playing to her base are over, this will be dropped.

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