“Senate Bill 290, which allows gun owners to carry a weapon during a riot, hurricane or other declared state or local emergency, will have the effect of putting more weapons into the hands of nervous people at the very time they are reeling from a crisis.” Do you see the thinking there? tampabay.com‘s editorial writer is afraid that “nervous” people “reeling” during a crisis will go crazy! With guns! It’s been my experience that . . .
most people find inner strength during a crisis. They use whatever’s at-hand to survive, both before the event and after. Both as individuals and as a community. Guns are just another tool for survival – useful when they are and not when they’re not. Bottom line: a crisis doesn’t make good people into killers – unless that’s what’s required. You know: for self-defense or cannibalism. (Same as it ever was.)
The paper’s gun control stance reflects its utter contempt for the common man’s ability to use common sense for the good of all. Where does that come from?