Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal just made it legal for individuals in his state to come to their local house of worship packin’ heat:
Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law one of the more controversial bills from the recent legislative session, one allowing guns to be carried into houses of worship…
Burns’ bill would authorize persons who qualified to carry concealed weapons having passed the training and background checks to bring them to churches, mosques, synagogues or other houses of worship as part of a security force.
I mean, what could go wrong there?
I still have nightmares of my 8th grade teacher, an Irish nun who was my first introduction to the practice of terrorism.
She was a little over 5′ tall and couldn’t have weighed more than a 100 lbs. One Monday morning she came storming into the classroom, absolutely enraged about something. Apparently one of my female classmates had been observed wearing makeup at an off campus dance at our local Catholic high school “sockhop” the previous Friday night.
To demonstrate how she felt about such a damning display of iniquity, Sister Adrian proceeded to the desk nearest the front door, occupied by my friend Gene. Gene (the drummer in my band) was no small dude, with wrists the size of 4x4s. But that didn’t count for much as we all watched in horrified awe as she threw him, metal desk and all, straight out the building.
Sister Adrian made The Penguin in the Blues Brothers movie look like a wimp. Wooden ruler, my ass.
(Years later I asked someone whatever happened to Sister Adrian. The reply: “She had a nervous breakdown and got married.” And I had always thought it was the other way around ; )
So, you can now bring a gun to a house of worship in Louisiana. And in Virginia, you can legally enter a bar locked and loaded. (Just don’t ask for a ‘shot.’)
Is it any wonder that the rest of the world thinks that we here in the USA have lost our collective freakin’ minds?