….or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

We haven’t heard all that much about this one locally:

[T]wo months after a new law made it easier to bring concealed guns into the Capitol, the Senate security force has installed special alert buttons on the phone of every senator and staffer…..At the touch of a button, an unseen officer in the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Office can instantly monitor a conversation in Senate offices and respond if needed.

“Instead of reversing what we did, we’re resorting to panic buttons,” said Senate Democratic Leader Nan Rich of Weston, who opposed the new gun law. “It’s unnerving. My staff is very nervous.” — Miami Hurled

They should be, Senator.  But at least they and you and the invertebrate hinds in the Legislature have a thin layer of protection from the potential violent outcome of your own legislation, something  we ordinary citizens in the real world who pay your salaries don’t.

Of course, we can always buy a gun and acquire a carry license.  That’s civilized.  And for police forces statewide would be relieved to learn that there are more and more concealed weapons out there in the hands of untrained citizens, ready to assist with firepower.

But back to the Lege.  This is their idea, and they’re scared shitless.  These are the people who took their marching orders from the NRA and passed a law that prohibits a psychiatrist from asking a suicidal patient and his family about firearms in the house.  Now they’re allowing people — Floridians, no less; some of the most violent, unsophisticated, and brain-dead citizens in the nation — to cheerfully pack heat at parks, beaches, city and county government buildings, school district buildings, and best of all, bars.

And their own reaction?  Special protection for themselves at the workplace.  At our expense, of course.

In a related story, the early word from spring fashion designers is that Kevlar is the new black.

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5 Responses to ….or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

  1. The MassPube says:

    That’s one way to get rid of the dopes in office. Why didn’t I think of that? Have them allow the gun toting argumentative into their offices. And I wonder how fast that senate cop will be there once the buttom is pushed. He has to wake up first.

  2. julesagray says:

    Holy crap–you posted a one sheet from New Horizons–AKA Roger Corman–My first boss in Hollywood. Bravo, Squatty.

  3. ya' gotta' guessit says:

    “Something unthinkable is happening among Hollywood’s elite power players… and Oliver Wright is in the midst of it all. A struggling actor, Oliver gets the lead in a movie for a well-known producer. But what starts out as the role of a lifetime turns into a role others would “kill” for!”
    Woohoo!
    Where can I purchase this LASERDISC, and a LASERDISC-playing machine?

  4. Reid Mason says:

    Simple solution- keep their own firearms out on the desk within easy reach.

    • Dawgbowl says:

      That’s right. The solution to violence by guns is more guns. Because the maniac with murder in mind will think twice — or even once — if he knows his victim is armed. People with guns of their own NEVER get shot and killed, right? Works every time. It even SOUNDS reasonable.

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