February 2, 2005
I'm usually a proponent of gun rights. In my opinion, most of those calling for gun restrictions are doing it out of emotion, not reason. Law's need to be made with reason and in the case of gun control, the restrictions are largely (not completely) placed on the innocent law-abiding citizens, while not affecting the criminals. However, I am also a person of reason, and I think there are limits. Carrying loaded guns in a car is one of those limits. The supporter of the bill argues that loaded guns are allowed in our homes (our "castles"), so why not in our cars, which are an extension of the home? I would have to vote against this bill (if I had a vote). I don't have any overpowering feelings on this, but I don't think it is a good idea. I can see where the bill is coming from, but reality shows that cars are much less secure than houses and there tend to be a lot more bad feelings when driving than when you're lounging on the couch at home. And as I think most people know, emotions can make you do things you shouldn't. I'm afraid emotions are going into this bill as a part of basic gun rights.
Posted by charr at 9:24 AM
Yeah, I don't think allowing loaded guns in cars is a great idea either. Road rage, anyone?