The Missouri legislature’s been steadily moving a bill through the sausage grinder that’s ostensibly intended to prevent discrimination against gun owners. It would basically make anyone who owns a heater or has used one in the past a protected class. “A Missouri Senate panel has endorsed legislation making it illegal for employers to discriminate against current or prospective workers who have concealed weapon permits or have used a legal firearm. The measure would prohibit refusing to hire an applicant solely because the person has used a firearm for a legal purpose, such as self-defense.”
More from stlouis.cbslocal.com:
Employers would also be prohibited from classifying job applicants differently based on whether they have a concealed carry permit or have used a gun in the past.
The House passed the bill last month. The Senate’s general laws committee approved it on a 12-0 vote Tuesday, sending it to the full Senate.
My gut tells me that this is a solution in search of a problem. I not all that keen with the patchwork of classes of people being given special protection, at least like this. Is gun owner the new LGBT? Has anyone you know actually been discriminated against because he luvs him some shootin’ irons? Have you?