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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Peter King's proposed bill would ban guns near lawmakers

According to this article in Politico, the bill would make it illegal to carry guns within 1000 feet of many officials. The Republican Congressman from New York is quoted as saying this would make constituents feel safer when they meet with their representatives.

Seems like a great idea. And while we're at it, how about making it illegal to carry weapons within 1000 feet of children, pregnant women, veterans who have already been shot at least once, eligible voters, and other vulnerable categories of people.

Other news reports indicate that gun sales are skyrocketing in Arizona after the shootings of Gabrielle Giffords and others. Perhaps the entire state should be put under quarantine until the fever dies down.

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