U've had some experiance with a less than normal acting elected official. If you witnessed this official cleaning his pistol on his desk in front of the other staff members and waving it around in his office in full view of the public and other employees are you seriously telling me your reaction would be to calmly attempt to recall him or just not vote for him hoping he would be replaced? Would you seriously defend his right to bear arms?
I hardly think so.
Now do you get it?
Yes, Maverick, I have had a great deal of experience with 'less than normal acting' elected officials, as you well know. Waving a gun around in an office with other staff members present would be unsafe, to say the least. I would possibly even consider it criminal. No doubt about it. However, my comment was in response to Archiebunkertoo's post, and the MEN article, neither of which mentioned anything about anyone waving a gun around. They simply mentioned bringing a gun to the office. Please don't get me wrong - I am neither supporting or attacking Mr. Schockman. I've never even met the man. I will defend the right of law-abiding citizens to legally carry a concealed pistol, however. Regarding bringing a gun to work, in my original post I said, "Provided he is within the law to do so (and he is, according to the article), I see nothing wrong with it." I stand by that statement. HOWEVER, if there is other information that I am unaware of, and he violated a law (such as brandishing), then I DO see something wrong, and he should be held responsible for his actions. At that point I wouldn't need to recall him, because I would see to it he was in jail. Actually, that's easier than a recall. Perhaps Archiebunker, or the MEN, should have included ALL of the facts pertaining to the gun incident.
Then, everyone can 'get it'.
By the way, Archiebunkertoo, you should not post duplicate threads. This should either be here in the news section, or the politics section. It is also in the miscellaneous section, and shouldn't be, in my opinion.