Did you see the piece about the West Virginia legislature exempting a school mascot from the “Safe Schools Act?”
The school is Parkersburg South High School and its mascot is a Revolutionary War patriot. Part of the costume/uniform is a musket. The West Virginia legislature has written the patriot into the law as exempt from the SSA because the musket is “part of his uniform.”
I am astonished at the number of otherwise sane people in our governments who fail to understand this simple fact. Outlawing legally owned and legally carried firearms in and around schools, and any other business or institution, does nothing to make them safer. It does, in fact, have the exact opposite effect. Just exactly how, pray tell, does outlawing legally owned and carried firearms make a school safer? All it does is make it easy for some nutcase to stroll through the school and campus, taking target practice as he goes merrily on his way, and kill 30 or 40 students with impunity; knowing full well that no one on campus can stop him because he has the only gun there. It should be called the Safe Mass Murderer’s Act.
I just pray that at some point in time this idiotic trend reverses itself.
In Detriot it apparenly has been reversed, as another article in today’s Outdoor News is about the rise in justifiable homicides. It says, “Justifiable homicide in the city shot up 79 percent in 2011 from the previous year, as citizens in the long-suffering city armed themselves and took matters into their own hands.”
All I can say is, It’s about time!”