Friday, April 03, 2015

The matter with Kansas is that it's run by a bunch of Republican gun fetishists

By Michael J.W. Stickings

This is truly fucked up:

Kansans soon can carry concealed weapons without permits or training under a bill signed by Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday.

The new law, which kicks in July 1, makes Kansas the sixth state to allow "constitutional carry." It will allow Kansans 21 and older to carry concealed firearms regardless of whether they have obtained a permit.


Asked why he did not think training should be required if it is valuable, Brownback said carrying a gun is a constitutional right.

"We're saying that if you want to do that in this state, then you don't have to get the permission slip from the government," Brownback said. "It is a constitutional right, and we're removing a barrier to that right."

A more or less unrestricted gun "right" is bad enough. The "right" to carry a concealed weapon just makes it worse. And when you don't even need to get a permit...

Once again, the authors of the Constitution, who enshrined the right to bear arms strictly within the context of the need, at the time, for a well-regulated militia, would be appalled, not least given that these crazy gun fetishists claim to acting in their name.

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