“Rep. Peter King, a Republican from New York, is planning to introduce legislation that would make it illegal to bring a gun within 1,000 feet of a government official, according to a person familiar with the congressman’s intentions.”
This is really, really stupid. And, of course, Bloomberg is allegedly in favor of it.
On the other side of the same ridiculous coin there is Rep. Brady (D-PA) who “plans to introduce legislation that would make it a federal crime to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting violence against a federal official or member of Congress.”
You can’t legislate away lunatics, folks. However, some Congressmen – who hopefully have better (or at least more benign) things to do – plan to atrophy free speech and the second amendment in order to give the illusion of their security.
In the midst of this media firestorm and the subsequent proposal of moronic laws, I hope you take the time to read a particularly thoughtful article by Matthew Shaffer in NRO. Dorwan Stoddard will not have his name in history books, but he sure deserves my attention more than some bloviating legislative cow (or news anchor).