For perhaps the first time in Madville Times history, I say, right on, Leslee.
Now, what about Representative Tom Brunner (R-29/Nisland)? A source with an ear to Pierre says Brunner may be ready to revive the 2008 guns on campus bill. That idea is worth a little pre-emptive blogging:
Rep. Brunner, before you introduce any guns legislation, please ask yourself these questions:
- How many students have been injured or killed in the past year due to their lack of firearms?
- How many students, professors, and other campus denizens list packing heat as their main legislative priority?
- How will allowing guns on campus help create jobs, pave roads, pay teachers, cover Medicaid costs, or address any other serious practical policy issue we face during this recession?
Update 2009.01.13 17:36 CST: Just heard Charles Michael Ray on South Dakota Public Broadcasting confirm that Rep. Brunner is looking to revisit the guns-on-campus issue. The budget outlook gets worse, and Brunner still wants to fritter away legislative time on irrelevant pet issues? Arrrggghhh!