By Doug Hagin
Another of my Liberal maladies, Knee Jerk Syndrome, causes politicians to want to pass unneeded and largely useless laws every time sometime a tragedy happens. Chris notes that even Republicans can be afflicted with this malady that seem to strike all the common sense in people!
Common Sense? Meet Rep. Peter King (R-NY). Now please help him stop over-reacting to the Tucson shooting incident. Please, before he does something really stupid.
Although I don’t know what could be more stupid than this: Rep. King plans to introduce legislation making it illegal for someone to knowingly carry a gun within 1,000 feet of certain high-ranking federal officials, including members of Congress.
“It would give law enforcement the weapon they need to protect federal officials and just as importantly, it would provide a large measure of security for those who want to meet with their federal elected officials,” said King, who is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.
Have metal detectors, will travel? And while Petey and his Congressional Bubble are in transit will it emit a constantly updating real-time GPS map so us otherwise law-abiding citizens can detour around the Cone of Insanity?
Good Freaking Grief!!!!!!! Is that law going to stop a deranged man? Or a terrorist who cares not if he dies? NO! Of course not! Be sure to read all of Chris’s post, and check out his update, which features Dan, “I want to be a knee jerk dumb ass too” Burton!
And also take a look at what William Jacobson, and Lance Burri have to say on this!
In further developments, Rep. King has asked his aids to come up with a new law that would make it illegal to shoot various people at a apolitical rally, even elected federal officials. (His staff did not have the heart to tell him that it already is illegal to do such things.
I’m surprised that King’s district didn’t have one of those surveyor’s marks aimed at his district.
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