As far as I can tell, there is only one group that is acceptable to these hate mongers. White Evangelical Christians practicing a brand of religion Christ would not recognize.
To make sure it’s as easy as possible to find killing weapons, those same leaders remove any restrictions they can find on gun purchases. Most lately in Florida was passage of permitless carry to allow guns to be bought without a background check or training.
On the same weekend a second story made the news. The Florida legislature has allotted millions of dollars to upgrade the Capitol building. It’s going to get a lot of improvements including a complete replacement of all its windows.
Now replacing a window isn’t that big a deal. I don’t know what it would cost but probably for a single window there would be a minor amount for the glass and perhaps $100 to do the installation.
Well, that’s for a normal window. But these are going to be special. So special that the glass will cost between $200 and $800 plus the $100 installation making the price of a single window at least $300.
What’s so special about this glass? Why, it’s going to be bullet proof!
Now I’m confused. The legislators promised us that having easier access to guns will make us safer. But they want to prevent people from firing through windows of the building in which they work!
In their “wisdom” these legislators also allow people with concealed carry permits to enter the building with their gun. At least one state senator does so. So I guess that means there will be guns both outside and inside the walls. But at least the new glass will prevent those on the inside from firing out on people on the outside. That’s a relief.
Just one little restriction on those carrying inside. They can’t take their death machines into committee rooms. You know, those places where decisions are made by self-important know-it-alls sitting in front of the public. A public who often travel miles to protest proposed legislation and who use their allotted 30 seconds to speak against it. Real danger to the legislators there, who must be protected. The solution? Allow the renovation to include bullet proof glass being erected between where the legislators sit and where the public is permitted.
Looking at all these improvements I’m even more confused. First the legislators allow easy access to guns and the taxpayers are stuck with the cost of dealing with all the fallout from increased shootings. And then, to partially remedy this, the taxpayers are then asked to spend additional millions to harden the capitol.
Seems to me it would be easier, and a whole lot cheaper, to just eliminate guns.
We’ve been dealing with a hurricane in Florida and, true to his promise, our governor, Ron DeSantis, left the national campaign trail to return to his state (I wonder if he remembered it since he’s been away so long) and lead us through the emergency.
And let’s give him credit. He called President Biden and requested Biden declare a state of emergency so federal funds could assist. Biden granted it.
It must have been an interesting phone call since DeSantis has been blasting Biden for months. And since he and his lackeys have refused other federal funds that could help people, like for Medicaid.
DeSantis must have felt the need to justify this plea, so he said that there was a time for politics and a time to do the right thing.
Wow! Is he saying all the other times he has not been doing the right thing?
Like when he signed all those bills targeting the LGBTQ+ community?
Like when he launched his attack on education from kindergarten to grad school?
Like when he pushed for greater voting restrictions aimed at those likely to vote Democratic?
Do you believe he now is sorry he enthusiastically supported the permitless carry bill that contributed to the need for the expensive bullet proof glass.
What do you think?