By Tom Knighton
Growing up, one of the places I most wanted to live was the Pacific Northwest. The lush, green forests and the mountains all called to me. It looked like paradise, an earthly manifestation of what Eden must have looked like.
Today, I can’t help but feel sorrow for the political climate in that area. It’s not just I-1639 or Oregon’s new gun control bill that’s bothering me, either.
It’s that they get politicians like this guy.
Washington state’s lieutenant governor says he won’t preside at Gov. Jay Inslee’s State of the State speech because he’s concerned people might bring concealed weapons into the joint session of the Legislature.
The Daily Herald newspaper of Everett reported that Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib said no threats had been made, but he’s concerned because the state House of Representatives, where the speech will take place, does not have a policy banning concealed weapons.
In other words, there’s no specific threat against him. There’s not some maniac out there saying he’s going to kill Habib the moment he steps foot in the chamber. There’s no security personnel demanding he skip the event out of concerns for his safety.
No, this is a political stunt designed to …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms