Thursday, March 17, 2011

Now this is what I call "Common Sense"

"Common Sense Gun Laws" is a term that's used by the anti-gun groups to describe their latest attempt to curtail our right to keep and bear arms.  Usually, they're some permutation of "I don't like it, so you can't do it".  Not very common sense to me.

This morning, I got an alert from the NRA that shows the Commonwealth of Kentucky does indeed have some common sense:
Today, Governor Steve Beshear signed into law two pro-gun bills. House Bill 308, with an NRA-supported amendment, will provide a pathway to restoring gun rights.  House Bill 313 will allow for concealed carry in a vehicle’s installed compartment. 

Bill 308 provides a method by which someone who's lost their right to arms can get them back by applying to the courts for an exception.  Like Alan over at Snarky Bytes says, if they're safe enough to be out roaming the streets, they're safe enough to be able to own a gun.

Bill 313 allows me to put a gun in the Irish Woman's car without having to put it in the glove compartment, which is impossible because the glove compartment is too small to put a pair of gloves in, much less a 1911.

Next time someone wants to talk to you about "common sense" gun regulations, point them this way. 

Funny thing is, these bills didn't get any play in the local news, and Beshear is a relatively middle of the road Democrat.  Both facts may lead me to believe that, at least here in Kentucky, guns, even guns owned by ex-cons or kept in the console of a minivan, aren't that big a deal.

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