Thank you to all those who attended yesterday's hearing on Senator Adam Kline's bad bill to ban firearms and authorize home searches for them.
Yes, folks, the bill as it was presented to the committee also would REQUIRE law enforcement to check your home for guns. (Out the window with the 4th Amendment too!) Kline said he would amend that out of the bill...but I guess we see where he is coming from on this. He knew the search language was in the bill the day before but did not offer a substitute. Pretty scary stuff is written in the details of some of these bills!
Hundreds of people came to the hearing to protect the Second Amendment. I asked for a show of hands :o) from those wanting to kill the bill. Hundreds of hands were raised. Numbers do not matter to ideologues. After all of those people took off work or left usual activities to attend the hearing..Kline only gave the issue 30 minutes. He split that in half 15-15. He had his own thing lined-up but did not allow the opponents to "line-up" anything...which would have been the usual courtesy.
But...unless the bill is pulled from committee directly to the floor for a vote...the bill is dead. And, for those of you who watch votes, appointed Senator Randy Gordon (D), said he opposed Kline's bill.
As all PPR readers know...as a country we do not have the luxury of stepping away from what the Founding Fathers gave us and still have a free country. We must stand to preserve those freedoms. Thanks again for those who sent emails, made calls, and came to the hearing.