You've got to ask yourself a question

“I know what you’re thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?” – Harry Callahan

Yes, I can hear those words in the House Chamber should this bill become law.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for the Second Amendment but with all the problems in our state right now, is this one that we really need to address?

Since we House members recently received a letter from the Justice Department suggesting that members may have too much information available on-line, security for us and our family is a concern. I’m just not sure why we should get any special designation on this matter. While we’re at it, I’m not sure why other classifications of public servants (Supreme Court justices and other judges, along with solicitors and workers’ compensation commissioners) were ever given it either.

If you’re pining for the good ole’ days of gun duels, then maybe you should give your Representative a call and we can go “old school” like Andrew Jackson once did. I’m just not sure that’s what’s important to most in our state.

I’m thinking things like improving education, growing the economy, fixing immigration problems, paying for our roads and highways, and slowing down government spending may be higher up the wish list. Maybe I’m out of touch.

I’d love to hear your thoughts. This bill could be to the House floor before March.