When the enemy is making a mistake, do not interrupt him.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Deb Lavender, D-Kirkwood, might have accidentally strengthened a concealed carry law Wednesday afternoon, when she ran out of time to withdraw an amendment she offered that would open the state capitol to concealed carry for members of the public.
Several House Republicans laughed and clapped when Lavender ran out of time while closing the amendment, believing she intended to withdraw the amendment before her time ran out.

… Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Union wrote on Facebook. “I think [Lavender] was about to withdraw the amendment during her closing argument when she talked her way through the 1 minute limit for her closing speech and the speaker slammed the gavel and opened the board for her amendment to be voted on.SHE TALKED SO LONG SHE RAN OUT OF TIME TO WITHDRAW HER AMENDMENT. The amendment passed with about 115 voting YES and now the proposed bill is an even stronger 2nd amendment bill because of her amendment.”

Source: Lavender gun amendment leads to Republican cheers – The Missouri Times

She sure taught people a lesson, didn’t she? OK, that is enough, stop laughing…. 😀


Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
Marcus Tulius Cicero

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