No good reasons offered for allowing guns on Kingsbury property

No good reasons offered for allowing guns on Kingsbury property

The Kingsbury Town Board is weighing whether to let concealed carry permit holders bring their firearms onto town property. “Why?” is the question that arises when hearing that the Kingsbury Town Board may allow people to carry concealed firearms into Town Hall and onto other town property. Why make a change? Has any problem ever arisen in Town Hall or in a town park that could have been solved by a person with a pistol secretly tucked inside their jacket? Good reasons were given for prohibiting firearms on town property in 2005, when the Town Board voted to ban them. (Police officers, security guards, members of the military and town employees who, as part of their job, need to carry a gun onto town property were exceptions.) “Firearms are dangerous weapons” the 2005 law says. It mentions the danger of accidental injuries and the commission of crimes by people armed with guns. Also mentioned is the real possibility of intimidation of town employees. Arrayed against these very good reasons for banning guns from town property we now have … nothing. No justification has been offered for amending the 2005 law. The whole concept of “concealed carry” is fascinating. Which is worse, if you’re a town of Kingsbury employee: Dealing with someone who is being difficult and is carrying a gun you can see or dealing with someone who is being difficult and might be carrying a gun you cannot see? Of course, allowing people to swagger into the town’s […]

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