Missouri’s house and senate have passed a strongly worded bill to protect Missouri citizens’ right to keep and bear arms.
Media and progressives (but I repeat myself) are calling it the nation’s “most extreme gun protection bill”. It awaits Democrat governor Jay Nixon’s signature. The same Jay that illegally shared the state’s CCW database with the DHS (and then vehemently denied it when called out on it).
Our local TV station asks us what we think. This is what I had to say:
Why was the word “extreme” chosen here? Other words would fit much better. “Strong”, for instance.
It’s also not a “gun protection” bill. It’s a “rights protection” bill. It clarifies the protection of one of our most basic natural rights – the right to protect ourselves, and our loved ones. There’s nothing extreme about it. What’s extreme is infringing on that right to the point of denial of it.
Since “gun free” zones seem to attract mass murderers, and we don’t want our kids in the center of what is a known magnet for these people, does it not make sense to at least allow the only apparent deterrent to these kinds of events? The introduction of the probability of failure?