Thursday, August 20, 2009

Right to Bear Arms

Much brouhahaing lately about protestors bringing guns to anti-Obama or anti-Obama-policy events, including rallies near where the President is speaking.

I am put in mind of a 2001 episode in which the Secret Service detained a man for having a gun in a public park near where President Bush was jogging. It turns out the man had a permit for the gun and he was released.

But why was he detained at all? According to gun advocates -- including President Bush, who signed a law legalizing the carrying of concealed handguns as governor of Texas -- guns make us safer.

I guess there's a big difference between carrying guns near Republican Presidents and Democratic Presidents.

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