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…