Sunday, 25 November 2012

The Gun Bill in Bama

Being from Bama, you have to appreciate odd things.

This past week, a state senator came up and submitted a bill.....that would require business operations to allow employees to bring guns into work.  This was to allow employees to fight back, if some nutcase went wild and started to shoot up the place.

Course, immediately owners stood up and said they just would NOT agree with this at all.  They probably know the truth....that two percent of their employees are crazy to start with, and this would just cause trouble in the end.

The definitive language of the bill would require you as the gun lock up the weapon either in your car or your locker.  You couldn't walk around, with the gun on your person.  And added to the guns around schools or universities.

I sat and pondered over this bill.  The truth is....there's maybe two incidents a year in Bama where some nutcase has to be stopped or he will kill a couple of folks at work.  Even if you kept your gun in the gun out in the parking lot....he'd have killed three people before you could retrieve your weapon.

But I see one other issue here.  Eventually....around lunch....guys would start to hang out in the parking lot and show off their weapons.  Joe would ask to see your French-made pistol.  Karl would ask if he could hold your Chinese-made assault rifle.  Mark would ask if you'd trade two Colt pistols for one Baretta.  The boss would be kinda upset about this gun swap and shop going on in his parking lot.  Then one day....Karl would accidentally shoot Ludlow....mostly because Karl has never handled a gun in his life.  The boss would be all upset about this shooting business, and naive handling of weapons.

So I'm mostly against the gun bill.  But, on the other hand....I do feel that every employee in Bama should be armed with a Bowie knife (the 13.5 inch type).....even women ought to be carrying them.  A knife can be a lot quicker to pull out and establish some accountability.  And the best part is that you wouldn't have to have some hidden pistol paperwork with the local authorities.

Yeah, I might be mixing fire and fuel on this topic.

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