Is county really allowing us our 2nd Amendments rights? E-mail
Opinion
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 11:05

By Robert Caraway of Liberal

 

 

I went to the gun show at the Seward County Event Center this weekend.  When I got home, I saw Jim Stoddard’s post on the Southwest Kansas Rifle & Pistol Club FaceBook page, and I thought, “You know, he’s right!”

Jim went back home rather than pay the $8 because of the signs banning concealed carry.  And what’s with that $8 anyway?  People should get that back if they buy something.

Jim’s point was that these people want to make a profit off our Second Amendment rights but don’t want us to exercise those rights while it is being done.

Excellent point, Jim.

And the more I thought about this, the more I realized what they were doing was wrong on several levels.

There were no metal detectors or security people frisking you as you came in. Under the new Kansas law, I’m not sure they could legally ban concealed carry.

Again, on another level, I was present when our county commissioners passed a resolution supporting the Second Smendment and stated that Seward County employees would do nothing to restrict those rights.

Was that just a publicity stunt or did the commissioners really mean it?

And while we are on the subject of the county restricting your Second Amendment rights, while at the gun show, have you tried to whip out your smart device and check prices on the internet?

The county’s system has all weapons sites banned. How does that set with their vote supporting the Second Amendment?  And even if it is third party, they can specify what is and isn’t allowed.

As a friend of mine said about another subject lately, it’s time to quit talking and take action.

Either the county fathers put up and back their vote, or we should just stay away and let them suffer the consequences in the pocketbook. That seems to be the only language some people understand.

 

 

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