Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Guns in Parks bill moving through to the House

Where it looks like it will probably pass.
To the frustration and discouragement of many Democrats, House and Senate lawmakers and aides say it now appears likely that President Obama will this weeksign into law a provision allowing visitors to national parks and refuges to carry loaded and concealed weapons.
Well boo hoo. That's what he gets for allowing one of his stupid judges to jam up the law by ruling that citizens can't carry in parks because if they shoot some deadly critter, the lead from the bullet fired might someday endanger a salmon.


The rest of this article is all "dirty Rethuglicans and their evil NRA are stopping sensible Democherubim from saving the planet with sensible gun laws." Just a warning.

What I thought really stood out was what Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn said:
“I don’t like guns necessarily,” Mr. Coburn said. “What I want is those constitutional rights to be protected.”
Constitutional rights protected. Now there's an idea.

It's about time that someone in our federal government took the time to honor the very thing they swore to uphold. Good on you Senator.

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