After the recent shooting at a GOP practice for a charity baseball game, some folks I know were predicting moves by Congress--on both sides of the aisle--to enact further gun control laws. To paraphrase one, "You just can't go around shooting politicians with impunity, especially the ones in power."
Now that's true, and it's a good thing that we can't. Despite the fact that some portion of our elected politicians aren't worth the space they take up, having folks shooting them out of hand just because they don't care for them is a good way to get a civil war started. Heaven knows we're doing a good enough job slow-walking ourselves into that already, we don't need to add rampant political assassination into that stew.
In this country we already have decades of practical experience that shows gun control doesn't work when it comes to lowering the rate of violent crime. The District of Columbia is one of the prime examples of that simple fact. The tighter they squeezed, the worse things got.
So this morning I got a very pleasant surprise when, trolling through the inbox, I see this headline in The Shooting Wire: D.C. Personal Protection Reciprocity Act Introduced. Yes, you are reading that correctly. Congressman Thomas Massie has introduced H.R 2909, which would force the district to recognize valid concealed carry permit from any state. Even better, my Congressman is a co-sponsor.
I hope the Democrats shit themselves. Literally. They're ginning this up; it's time for us to put an end to it. It was only a matter of time before they graduated from their sticks, stones and bottles of piss to guns. In Arlington, a massacre was averted by two things--Good Guys with guns and the good fortune they happened to be on scene. Allowing the great mass of legal concealed carriers to carry in more places will help make sure those two things can happen the next time. Because all the blah, blah, blah in the media right now, there will be a next time.
They aren't going to paper over that civil war so easily.