Friday, March 24, 2006

Can you hear us now, Governor?

Kansas legislators spoke loud yesterday, casting a 91-33 vote in the House and a 30-10 vote in the Senate to override Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ veto of a bill allowing Kansans to carry concealed weapons. Though "liberalized" in a few details, this bill is a huge step forward for a state that is one of only four in the union currently not allowing citizens the right of licensed concealed carry.

Gov. Sebelius spewed typical leftist crap in defense of her veto:

Sebelius said she shared the concerns of law enforcement groups, business owners and religious leaders who opposed allowing legal concealed weapons in “businesses, restaurants, malls and any number of other public places.”....“Hidden weapons make it harder for law enforcement to do its job, and they make Kansas’ workplaces less safe,” she said.
Yes, hidden weapons do make it harder for law enforcement to do its job. What they fail to tell you is that IT IS NOT LAW ABIDING GUN TOTING CITIZENS WHO POSE THIS THREAT but rather criminals who do not care that it is against the law to do so. To strip a citizen of the right to lawfully and effectively defend themselves should in itself be criminal.

How does LAWFUL LICENSED CARRY OF WEAPONS make the workplace less safe? Well, the good Governor failed to cite any examples. It seems she's forgotten who she works for. She doesn't work for "law enforcement groups" or "religious leaders". She was elected by and works for the citizens of the state of Kansas. Perhaps Kansans will remember in the next gubernatorial election.