Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Not such a good plan
As the final days of session wind down, the guns in trunks in parking lots bill looks destined to die. It will not die solely because of the bill itself but more so on the way it was handled. This entire year it has been one threat after another on what would happen if this bill was not passed. It really built some animosity among legislators who may have been on the fence against the supporters of gun rights. No one likes to be threatened. Yesterday we had another caucus meeting on the bill. The difference was, this time it was not on the merits of the bill. It was about this letter and some of the threats being made around this bill. It was very difficult to talk about the bill itself because so many people wanted to kill it because of the way it was being pushed. There was some real animosity built up. In the end, the senate decided to wait and see what the house did. They killed it late last night in the calendar committee. It seems many of them did not like the threats either.