Miami Herald today complaining about the law coming up in October that provides teeth to gun owners against local governments ignoring that the legislature is the only one allowed to pass gun laws.
Black is a realist. The Miami activist knows the violence of neighborhoods like Liberty City is impervious to whether guns are legal in city parks or not.
But she’s uncomfortable with allowing guns in government buildings.
“I’m concerned about some deranged person who doesn’t like what our government is doing coming in and shooting someone,” she said. “If I can go now into the Miami Riverside Center, the main operating office of Miami, or any municipal building — and there’s always someone who’s walking into that door who’s not happy with government. Maybe you put a lien on my property, and I think that’s not right — I can walk in with a gun and shoot you.”
I must have missed the New England Journal of Medicine edition where they published the study that day a law will cure nutjobs intended to do harm.
But imagine my surprise when my favorite anti gunner is quoted in the article!
The NRA has been trying to shift gun rules to state legislatures because th group can appeal to conservative lawmakers from rural areas who are more likely to be pro gun, said Ladd Everitt, spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.
“It’s terrible policy. It’s ill advised. It will cost lives,” he said. “And it has nothing to do with the intent of the founders. They always intended to allow local control.”
Ladd has become quite the Constitutional scholar just like the actual resident of the White House. Although rewriting the intention of the Founding Fathers is not quite what scholar means.
The best quote did come from Marion Hammer:
When asked why it why it was OK for state leaders to allow cities to beef up their local laws on a host of other issues, such as where sex offenders can live, but not gun control, the NRA’s Hammer replied, “sex offenders are not protected by the Constitution.”