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Lori Klein, Arizona State Senator, Pointed Loaded Gun At Reporter Richard Ruelas’s Chest


Senator Lori Klein holding her .380 Ruger handgun in the Senate members lounge.

Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic - click to read

Oh, look at my cute pink girlie-gun with the laser sights and no safety…w­ha…[bang­]..[thud!] That’s not my fault! I’ve been kinda sorta trained in gun safety, and I didn’t mean to shine the laser in his eye! I couldn’t help it if he flinched and set off the gun! That was his choice. I didn’t force it on him. I have a right to carry a loaded gun, and I’m not forcing that choice on anyone! There are even places where *blind* people can carry guns.

Well, Ms. Klein, a gun is a weapon, not a fashion statement. A gun is made to kill living things. By treating it like an accessory or a conversati­on piece, you make a mockery of the right to bear arms.

You also demonstrat­e how people should have a good reason to be carrying a gun, more than simply to make a political statement or out of paranoia. You have demonstrat­ed a complacent or careless attitude toward guns that will become more common as more people carry for impulsive or frivolous reason. This makes tragedy inevitable­.
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July 11, 2011 Posted by | Constitution, Second Amendment | , , , | 1 Comment

Kansas law allowing blind to carry concealed guns intact


The Great Seal of the State of Kansas

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Kansas has joined the ranks of crazyville.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has expressed concerns about changes to the concealed-carry law that prevents the state from denying gun permits to the blind and other people with serious physical disabilities.

The Legislature also has removed all requirements that people who wanted to renew their license must pass a close range accuracy test.

Kansas law allowing blind to carry concealed guns intact

I’ll start with the stupidity of letting blind people carry guns, let alone carry them concealed. These are people who, by definition, have virtually no ability to aim a gun, let alone verify a target or make sure the line of fire is clear of innocent people.

There are only two reasons to let a blind person carry a weapon:

  1. They intend for someone who cannot legally buy a gun to use it.
  2. Lawmakers care more about ideology than public safety.

Next up, people with serious physical disabilities.

  1. Putting a gun in the hands of someone who cannot physically control it is inherently dangerous, and a potential threat to the public.
  2. They intend for someone who cannot legally buy a gun to use it.
  3. Lawmakers care more about ideology than public safety.

Finally, people who have not proven their ability to hit what they aim at, even at close range.

  1. Putting a gun in the hands of someone who might shoot it wildly is inherently dangerous, and a potential threat to the public.
  2. They intend for someone who cannot legally buy a gun to use it.
  3. Lawmakers care more about ideology than public safety.

These changes to the law promote a 2nd amendment ideology while turning it’s back on the general welfare of the citizens. It is crazy bad government.

[UPDATE October 14, 2011]

I was double-checking some information before writing a comment, and discovered that the Kansas City Star has scrubbed the article this post is based on. Other articles on this subject seem to be based on a single AP article. This raises a flag for me.Further research is in order.

Dereck Schmidt is a gun rights enthusiast, which lends credence to his concerns about the law.

Personal and Family Protection Act Statutes(K.S.A. 75-7c01 et seq.) – Updated 01/14/2011

Summary of the 2010 Changes to the Concealed Carry Law after passage of SB 306

Self-Defense Statutes – Updated 2011

Kansas sends SB 306 to Govenor

Still needs more, as time allows.

June 13, 2011 Posted by | Second Amendment | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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