By Robert Caraway of Liberal
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to remember sitting in on a Seward County Commission meeting in the not-to-distant past and the commission members spoke rather eloquently in favor of the Second Amendment.
They even passed, unanimously, a resolution supporting it and suggesting that no county employee should do anything to infringe the rights granted therein.
Several excellent points were raised by the commission members in their remarks leading up to the vote.
It was a proud moment for Seward County.
Fast forward. The State of Kansas changed its concealed carry laws and the commission is presented with a golden opportunity to put teeth to their resolution and show they have the courage of their commitments.
Did they avail themselves of this opportunity or did they do the political no-backbone thing and cave in, refusing to disturb the status quo even at the expense of violating the resolution they voted for?
Now I know why IHOP decided not to come to Liberal. They looked at the waffles that were already here and decided the competition was already too intense.
Now, questions for the city fathers since they decided to also ask for an exemption from concealed carry:
In Aurora there were seven movie theaters. Six allowed concealed carry. Do you think it was a coincidence that the shooting occurred in the one that banned concealed carry?
Haven’t you realized by now that mass shootings take place in gun free zones?
Haven't you realized by now that “none” of these shootings were done by someone with a concealed carry permit?
So why do you want to create more target-rich environments?