Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.
If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
This is a really stupid law. Like apdst I've run into my congressman unintentionally before, and I'm sure quite a few other people could share similar stories. Since it's legal to carry concealed, and you can't always control whether you'll be near a congressman, this law seems to be unenforceable.
I just thought of something else too. The article says it would be illegal to bring a gun within 1,000 feet of a government official. I wonder how broad that 'government official' label is?
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
So a new law would have stopped an insane man from shooting a Congresswoman and killing a nine year old girl? Did you know that once the girl was down the woman with her jumped over the little girl and the guy shot the woman three times in the back? He was there to kill a lot of people and killing Gifford was just going to be a bonus – for what ever warped reason he had.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Does that include the president's bodyguards?
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)