Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Those People"

People can carry guns inside the Texas capitol, according to the Associated Press, so long as they have a permit.

The loophole in the security procedure means "a gun permit is like a special-access pass, allowing people who are certified to carry a gun to bypass lines at the metal detectors that were set up after a shooting incident earlier this year."

Set up after a shooting incident earlier this year. Whose rights are you trying to protect here, Texas?

My favorite point was made at the end of the article by lobbyist Michelle Wittenburg, who said "the security at the Capitol is still strong because permit-holders aren't the ones who would pose any threat."

"If you do have a CHL (gun permit) then that shows you have gone through a background check and you've been vetted, so to speak," Wittenburg said. "I don't think those are the people that are going to cause your problems in the Capitol."

So anyone who needs to bring their gun with them into a Capitol building, where 6th graders go on field trips to see civil servants in action, is certified sane and harmless!?

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