Tuesday, August 18, 2009

One more time, with feeling.

This one's never going to get old, is it?

There was also the matter of carrying guns into the convention hall. With Mr. Cheney as the promised keynote speaker, this had become the subject of heated debate in the weeks leading up to the convention.

Utah allows its citizens to carry concealed weapons virtually anywhere, but the Secret Service imposes control over venues where the president and vice president travel, which means no weapons allowed.

By late in the week, a compromise was reached. Delegates with guns were provided lockers outside the exposition center to store them until Mr. Cheney departed. In all, local officials checked 25 guns, all of which were returned to their owners.

It's amusing how America's most animated defenders of the Second Amendment really don't want easy and convenient access to firearms when they're in the neighbourhood, isn't it?

P.S. On the other hand, we over here on the Left are extremely uncivil and dangerous, with all of our Improvised Explosive Snark. Much more dangerous than automatic weapons. Or so I've been told.

: What could possibly go wrong?

1 comment:

This Is Me Posting said...

Did you read the comments for the TPM post?

123easyABC posts:

I defy you to cite any news story which says that anyone not legally armed has attended any town hall meetings. You cannot, because they have not.

In an article that states:

At Obama's town hall there, one man was arrested for having a gun hidden in his car after the Secret Service found him at Portsmouth High School hours before Obama arrived carrying a pocketknife. He didn't have a license for a concealed weapon.