Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Guns Aren't Dangerous, Unless Somebody Uses One to Kill You.

In a typically Republican move, AG J.B. Van Hollen never thought a "simple" minded opinion would bring out raft of gun crazy zealots, brandishing their hardware for all the frightened public to see. Besides crashing the economy, starting two wars, shredding the Constitution and outsourcing American jobs, add a loss of public safety to the list.
AP-About 200 people showed up for a picnic in La Crosse County which was organized to promote openly carrying firearms. About half came packing heat. Sunday's weather cooperated for the open carry picnic at Marvin Garden's Park in the Town of Onalaska. Organizer Hubert Hoffman says the event promotes the recent opinion from the Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen who said those who openly carry firearms should not be cited for disorderly conduct. Hoffman says the event show that people who openly carry a gun are not a threat.

Open carry isn't a threat unless of course someone kills you. Then it's just an isolated incident. But the gun crazy news doesn't stop there:
Jsonline: A dangerous gun amendment has been attached to the "Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act of 2009" by U.S Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). The rider would force the National Park Service to permit the carrying of loaded guns in parks, battlefields, monuments, historic sites and wilderness areas.

Senator Coburn's (R-OK) amendment would allow individuals to openly carry assault rifles, handguns and shotguns in National Parks if the firearm is in compliance with state law.

Permitting loaded guns in our national parks poses a threat to wildlife, visitors, and park rangers.

Hey, aren't the Republicans the ones who don't like amendments like this slipped into other bills because it doesn't allow a public debate on the issues ...Oh, except when they do it.

Never mind.

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