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    Someone Worth Remembering

    Rep. Peter King, a Republican from New York, is planning to introduce legislation that would make it illegal to bring a gun within 1,000 feet of a government official, according to a person familiar with the congressman’s intentions.”

    This is really, really stupid. And, of course, Bloomberg is allegedly in favor of it.

    On the other side of the same ridiculous coin there is Rep. Brady (D-PA) who “plans to introduce legislation that would make it a federal crime to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting violence against a federal official or member of Congress.”

    You can’t legislate away lunatics, folks. However, some Congressmen – who hopefully have better (or at least more benign) things to do – plan to atrophy free speech and the second amendment in order to give the illusion of their security.

    In the midst of this media firestorm and the subsequent proposal of moronic laws, I hope you take the time to read a particularly thoughtful article by Matthew Shaffer in NRO. Dorwan Stoddard will not have his name in history books, but he sure deserves my attention more than some bloviating legislative cow (or news anchor).

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    @ Just a conservative girl

    Exactly. It is the reflexive knee-jerkiness of legislators that fuels the law of unintended consequences. The framers were careful to advise that any new law being considered, should be considered carefully, and with restraint. What we see today is the opposite of restraint.

    @Tlaloc:

    No, it goes to civility; it is not justifying terrorism.

    For example, if we made dueling once again legal, then people who shoot off their mouths might be a bit more circumspect about what they say. That is the essence of "blood libel" in my mind.

    Congress has had, for too long, a sense of entitlement where they were better than you. To their chagrin, the masses have decided that this is not the case.

    A commenter over at Althouse's blog had a great idea, all Congressmen should have to wear silver
    foil jumpsuits and strobe lights on their heads
    to facilitate visibility.
    or how about a law banning microphones within
    1,000 feet of a congressman?

    The law should instead make it illegal for any congressperson to come within 1,000 feet of a lawful gun owner.

    That solves everything. No guns near the congressperson and no undermining the 2nd amendment.

    And it puts the onus of responsibility on the smaller group of people that are apparently living in fear of law abiding citizens. They want to be safe, well fine. All they have to do is stay away from those dastardly gun owners.


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