Governor Brownback did it today. He signed SB 45 known as the Constitutional Carry Bill. From Ammoland Sporting news (yes, I occasionally read Ammoland Sporting News),
“The bill restores second amendment rights in Kansas close to what they were when the Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791.”
Woohoo! Here’s to restoring the second amendment rights to what they were back in the good old days of 1791. Those were the days. Women couldn’t vote or own property. It was 79 years before blacks had the right to vote. And the kicker in all of this is that a gun in 1791 is not what a gun is in 2015. To load a gun in 1791, you could start the loading process take a break, have lunch and get back to loading the process and then after about three hours fire the darn thing. You would likely miss your target and then have to start the whole thing over again. You could figure firing about 2-3 shots in a 24 hour period of time.
Fast forward to 2015. Guns now fire 2-3 shots in a matter of seconds. Why not dial back that constitutional clock and apply the same standards back then to today? Forget training and permits. It maker peerrrrfffeecctt sense.
Gov. Sam Brownback pledged to sign legislation Thursday allowing Kansas adults to carry concealed firearms without first obtaining a license or undergoing weapon training.
After reading Ammoland about SB 45, the article pointed out that other states considered passing this same legislation, but decided it was too radical and decided not to pass it.
Kansas take a bow- you beat out other states like Montana, West Virginia and even Mississippi in radical gun legislation. Think about that for a second – West Virginia decided that this gun bill was too radical even for their state. When I think of sensible, West Virginia isn’t a state that immediately comes to mind. .
But Kansas was like no worries. We’re good with crazy and we’ll pass it. No problem!
It’s a sad day in Kansas and one that we can only hope doesn’t end in more unnecessary, accidental gun deaths, but I won’t hold my breath.