A newly elected New Hampshire state legislator has proposed legislation to ban openly carrying guns in public buildings.What do you think? Please leave a comment.
State Rep.-elect Delmar Burridge (D-Keene) said he wants to stop the practice of carrying guns into public buildings, including schools, libraries and the Statehouse, as a way to make the state safer.
The legislation, which is gathering opposition from the state chapter of the National Rifle Association, would allow those with conceal carry permits to continue bringing guns into public buildings. Certified peace officers also still would be able to carry guns openly in public buildings under the legislation.
Burridge said New Hampshire's conceal carry laws require a permit that can only be obtained with three character references, along with permission from a local police department -- a process that ensures safety when permitted carriers bring guns into public spaces, he said.
Burridge noted that the practice of openly carrying guns into state buildings has caused problems in the state Legislature. Rep. Kyle Tasker (R-Nottingham) dropped one of his guns on the floor during a House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee meeting in March. Tasker, who carries two guns in a shoulder holster, said at the time that he was feeling "loopy" after giving blood and that caused the gun to fall to the floor. Tasker's gun did not discharge.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
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Two .45 cal. semi-automatic pistols in shoulder holsters. Yeah, Mr. Tasker was prolly feelin' "loopy" that day he dropped his handcannon on the floor while at work. I doubt that giving blood had anything to do with it (http://votesmart.org/candidate/122280/kyle-tasker).ReplyDelete
No wonder the NRA loves this clown.
This wouldn't create a gun-free zone. It just asks people who carry to conceal their weapons. That's actually something that I can support within city limits--but only if I get to carry wherever I go.ReplyDelete
This is more of Mr. Tasker's genius:ReplyDelete
'"When a police officer points his firearm that's not gonna make me feel threatened? If I've been trained to respond to that with force am I justified in blowing a cop away because I'm quicker on the draw, and he already pointed his firearm at me? Police are just citizens with badges and all laws should apply equally," Tasker wrote, according to WMUR.
Tasker later issued a statement saying that it was part of an "intellectual discussion" of the bill and that he does not advocate shooting police officers. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/20/kyle-tasker-new-hampshire-legislator-gun_n_1367695.html)
It's a toss-up whether he's a lying weasel or just a fucking moron.
So, believing that police officers should obey the same laws as the rest of us makes him either a lying weasel or a fucking moron? Interesting...Delete