Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Look out Topeka, local DA's may be packin'

I like to give a pat on the back to a Democrat every once in a while, especially one that I wouldn't have supported.

Shawnee County DA Chad Taylor asked the Shawnee County Commission to delay a motion that would have prohibited assistant DAs to carry concealed weapons. Taylor said that while the courthouse was staffed with officers during regular business hours, he was worried about his staff's protection during other hours when they may have to attend to business in the courthouse.

Good for Taylor. While I don't own a gun and probably never will, I support the right of others to arm themselves if they so choose. It was three years ago that people like Sebelius, Anthony Hensley and a whole host of other people said Kansas would return to the days of the wild west if law abiding citizens were allowed to arm themselves. Yea, sure, that happened...

The whole point of carrying a concealed weapon is for self-protection. Anyone working in law enforcement is inherently at more risk and it just makes sense that they should be allowed to protect themselves.

This is in contrast to Sedgwick County DA Nola Foulston. That's the gal who rode shot gun for Tiller during grand jury investigations. She's decided that her hard left beliefs trump the safety of those working for her. That's certainly bad news for employees of the Sedgwick County DA's office.

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