Sen. Hagan in the crosshairs of gun advocates

From McClatchy newspapers DC office:

"[Sen. Kay] Hagan, who declined to be interviewed, said in a recent statement that she would “look at any proposal with an open mind” and that she favors “a comprehensive approach that ensures our communities are safe, while respecting the rights of responsible gun owners.”

“We need to ensure that there are laws in place to prevent a tragedy like Sandy Hook (Elementary School) from ever happening again,” she said. “First and foremost, that will require a serious common sense debate in Congress that looks at access to guns, access to mental health care and violent video games.”

But Paul Valone, president of Grass Roots North Carolina, a prominent gun rights group, said Hagan was “doing her dead-level best to camouflage her position on this issue.”

If she votes for any restrictions, Valone said, “We’re coming after her...”

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Valone is a nut-job

These idiots think that ramping up their rhetoric until it's borderline threatening of violence will scare people away from this issue, but they're already scared. They're scared of people like Valone being able to tote around an AR-15.

Keep it up, dumbasses. When you do lose those rights, it will be your own fault.

LaPierre's performance yesterday

Hopefully Wayne LaPierre's arrogant, condescending, and heartless performance in Washington yesterday will convince a few "moderates" to see the NRA for what it is - against any common sense legislation.

On a related note, Radical Republicans have introduced HB 17 that would allow guns in restaurants and bars. If this becomes law in NC, I will ask every time I eat out, and walk away if the answer is "yes, we allow guns here."


The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

Not "radical"

Considering that concealed carry is legal in NC, the bill is not "radical." I understand if you don't like concealed carry in the first place, but this bill is a very minor change.

First, it proposes to allow carry not in bars but in restaurants that serve alcohol. As it stands now, as long as the restaurant does not prohibit concealed handguns and does not serve alcohol, a permit holder can carry there. If they serve any alcohol, carry is not permitted. So, you can go to Taco Bell or Golden Corral but not to Applebees or Olive Garden.

What it does not change is the rest of the concealed carry law, which would still prohibit drinking and carrying concealed. You are not allowed to have any alcohol in your system when carrying concealed. Interestingly, there is no such prohibition on alcohol and open carry.

So, you still couldn't drink and carry concealed but you could drink your iced tea at Applebees without having to leave your gun in the car.

The other part of the bill would stop the list of permit holders from being public record.

What could possibly go wrong?

Surely we can see the advantage of carrying guns while drinking alcohol. Just think of it....sane people wouldn't go in such places. So, when the shit hits the fan it'll just be crazy people shooting each other. Hmmm...wonder how they feel about Molotov cocktails and claymore mines? Can't you see it..."Guy with claymore strapped to his ass and detonator in hand, creates havoc at Bubba's Beer Pit...."

Stan Bozarth