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Thread #134829   Message #3070563
Posted By: Bat Goddess
09-Jan-11 - 10:38 AM
Thread Name: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Subject: RE: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
This past Tuesday in the New Hampshire House, Republicans lifted the ban on firearms in Representatives Hall and surrounding areas. Firearms have been banned in the chamber since 1971. And they repealed a year old ban on weapons in the State House area.

Guns Welcomed Back

Back in the late '60s when I regularly came home from work (in downtown Milwaukee to a west 'burb) very late via two city buses with a layover on a deserted street corner in the middle, I carried a .25 Browning because, if I was going to be headlines, it wasn't going to be because I was found in a field someplace. I haven't carried one since.

I cannot think of a reason why state legislators need to carry weapons in the State House. I don't want to see all gun ownership illegal, but I certainly don't want everyone to be armed, either, and I don't want weapons in public places.