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Et Tu, Pete King?

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Jan• 11•11

Et tu, Pete King?

It looks like the Long Island Republican has succumbed to cheap attention-grabbing antics  — like so many others – in the wake of last weekend’s terrible shooting in Arizona.

King’s contrived solution to a lunatic’s shooting spree?  Make carrying a firearm within 1,000 feet of a congressman a federal crime.


How on earth would that be enforceable?  Mobile metal detectors and measuring tape?

What if a congressman was campaigning door-to-door; would legal gun owners in homes he passes spontaneously become felons by his very presence?  That’s a lot of power.

And even if it were possible to enforce such a preposterous law, what about the rest of us?  What about former members of congress? Or town alderman? Or tax collectors? Or sheriffs?  Or dog catchers? Or just plain, regular people like moi?  Don’t we deserve protection?  Geez. First it’s congressional health insurance, and now you’re leaving us defenseless against them?

Pete King might want to walk this one back.  It’s beneath a chairman of the Homeland Security Committee who has serious matters to tackle.

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One Comment

  1. Alexander says:

    Alas, this is an off year for elections, so instead of his usual empty threat to run for higher office, we are subjected to Peter King’s inane ideas for legislation

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