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Jay Tea's Evil Thought Of The Day

The other day, a local talk show host here in New Hampshire was talking about an "open holster" protest at our State House. The Legislature is considering a bill that would ban firearms in our Capitol Building.

Well, that and a bit more. It would ban all weapons from all public "places." This, naturally, has quite a few gun owners concerned, as this would cover all sorts of places where there is no problem in carrying guns -- such as on publicly-owned forests and parks.

But then I had one of my trademark "evil thoughts."

The legislature is trying to create all sorts of "gun-free zones."

Every single successful mass shooting in the US in recent years has been in "gun-free zones" -- schools, shopping malls, and the like.

Should we point out that the learned solons are, in one sense, painting a very, very large target on themselves, and -- speaking strictly on a statistical basis -- are increasing the chances that the State House will be the scene of a shooting?

Or should I just quietly avoid bringing up the whole subject so it doesn't look like I'm making a tacit threat against lawmakers?

This is gonna take some thought...


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Comments (17)

Has New Hampshire had a rec... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Has New Hampshire had a recent rash of shootings in "public" places? I haven't seen anything in the news. Or are the lawmakers there so bored they're making up stuff to do?

It would ban all weapons... (Below threshold)
wolfwalker:

It would ban all weapons from all public "places." This, naturally, has quite a few gun owners concerned, as this would cover all sorts of places where there is no problem in carrying guns -- such as on publicly-owned forests and parks.

Where do you get this? I read the linked Union-Leader article and saw nothing of the sort.

It's a camel nose under the... (Below threshold)
Matt:

It's a camel nose under the tent approach. There is another way to approach it, that probably wouldn't be construed as a threat. Merely point out, that entities banning legally possessed firearms in a public, or public frequented place (businesses) is assuming liability for individuals safety should a violent confrontation take place.

The other approach is a constitutional challenge that public places are owned by the citizens of the state and therefore, the state government that works for the citizens can not prohibit the exercise of citizens rights in those areas.

Concealed cash is also a pr... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

Concealed cash is also a problem. This often leads to people with absolutely no cash on them being seriously harmed when a "victim of societal failure" attempts to "relieve" them of it.

Once people are required to walk about with their cash openly displayed then the "victims of societal failure" will be able to "relieve" them of it relatively painlessly...and they will be able to avoid wasting time on those who have none.

This will also reduce the Emergency Room costs associated with those greedy oppressors who tried to hard to hold onto their cash!!

truly a Win-Win!!

I didn't know Ft. Hood was ... (Below threshold)
Frosty:

I didn't know Ft. Hood was a gun-free zone.

Frosty: "I didn't know F... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

Frosty: "I didn't know Ft. Hood was a gun-free zone."

Yes, as are virtually all military installations in the U.S. The PC-enabled Jihadi KNEW this...and chose the location of his massacre with that in mind.

A well-armed society is a POLITE society!

"I didn't know Ft. Hood was... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"I didn't know Ft. Hood was a gun-free zone."

Why don't you ask 13 of the unarmed victims. Oh, wait, you can't. THEIR DEAD.

JT, you might ask those "legislators" who they're afraid off. Then button hole the one's pushing this and getting specific reasons why.

Geez Jay. Talk about timing... (Below threshold)
Stan25:

Geez Jay. Talk about timing. You barely post this article and some idiot starts a shooting spree at a St Louis manufacturing firm. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,582387,00.html

As usial liberals dont thin... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

As usial liberals dont think the consititution dont apply to them ecept when it comes to running nude down mani street or burning old glory in their stupid protests Well then why dont the stuffed shirt all vote to live on another planet perfrably outside the milkyway

OTAlright, how do I ... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

OT
Alright, how do I get rid of these annoying audio/video ads that automatically start playing here on Wizbang?

Liberals need no reason to ... (Below threshold)
recovered liberal democrat:

Liberals need no reason to do what they do. They do what they think is right and based on the way it SHOULD be. Trying to understand why they do what they do or, why they FEEL the way they do is a waste of time. This is how "O" was elected. 30% of the electorate will never be convinced otherwise. Conservatives need to work to convince enough of the other 70% of the electorate we are going in the wrong direction and to chose good candidates from dog catcher to governor to senators and president.

This does not surprise me. ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

This does not surprise me. The Obama Administration has a "brain free" zone.

Frosty, you are plain stupid. I know you went for snarky and/or witty, but you first have to know what you are talking about. ww

If they were smart ( which ... (Below threshold)
914:

If they were smart ( which they are not ) they would ban pitchforks, torches and clubs. They will be the weapons of choice to bring to Crapiall hill if they do not cease and desist all hostilitys..

Another Democrat legislatur... (Below threshold)
NH:

Another Democrat legislature out of control.
We remember Eleanor Kjellman who tried this last year and was voted out.

Vote them all out!

"Geez Jay. Talk about ti... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

"Geez Jay. Talk about timing. You barely post this article and some idiot starts a shooting spree at a St Louis manufacturing firm."

Even more ironic, an Illinois panel votes on moving Gitmo detainees to Illinois' prisons on the day three inmates escape an Illinois federal prison.

"Even more ironic, an Illin... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Even more ironic, an Illinois panel votes on moving Gitmo detainees to Illinois' prisons on the day three inmates escape an Illinois federal prison."

Oyster, in liberal parlance, that situation is "different". Just don't expect an explanation of why it's "different". After all, they are 'the intellectual elite'.

Here is something that seem... (Below threshold)
Olsoljer:

Here is something that seems to fit most of what is happening today, look it up!

HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS

TAKE BACK AMERICA ONE ELECTION AT A TIME




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