“A Missouri Capitol police officer told The Star on Thursday that state law allows elected officials to carry a concealed firearm in the Capitol, as well as legislative staff who have a valid conceal carry permit. The general public is not allowed.” OK that’s the set up via kansascity.com. Here’s the money shot:
[Missouri State Rep. Nick Marshall] believes the security protocols are an infringement on freedom, declaring on Facebook that “this is not how citizens should be greeted when entering the people’s house, their Missouri State Capitol.”So he’s taking matters into his own hands.
Posted on the door of his Capitol office, and on his Facebook page, is a sign that says, “Any constituent with a CCW that was refused to carry into the Capitol may borrow a firearm from Representative Marshall for the duration of the visit.”
Borrowing from John Prine’s classic In Spite of Ourselves, Marshall’s got more balls than a big brass monkey. Or, as Barry Goldwater pronounced, extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Either way, Marshall’s TTAG’s Gun Hero of the day. I wonder what pistols he has on hand . . .