Saturday, April 13, 2013

Making guns mandatory in Missouri

Crackpot cons have such a bizarre definition of freedom. It's not enough for these guys to demand the right to wave their firearms in your face at every turn, this Missouri Republican lawmaker introduces stealth legislation to make it mandatory for every business owner to allow guns into their establishments. The bill provides:
1. Any private business that displays signage which prohibits public invitees, business visitors, and employees from carrying a concealed weapon on the premises owned or occupied by such private business shall be liable for any injury or damages incurred by such public invitees, business visitors, and employees as a result of such prohibition if such public invitee, business visitor, or employee establishes by a preponderance of evidence that having access to a firearm may have prevented his or her injury or damage.

2. Any private business that does not prohibit public invitees, business visitors, and employees from carrying a concealed weapon on the premises owned or occupied by such private business shall be immune from any liability arising from its decision to permit concealed weapons to be carried on business premises.
See what he did here? If you prohibit guns in your place of business and some wacko comes in and shoots the joint up, any litigation happy wahoo can sue you for preventing them from carrying a gun inside to shoot back because, for sure they would have been a hero. But if you allow guns into the establishment and some wacko shoots the place up, business owner is legally off the hook because, well, you should have been carrying your own damn gun so you could be the hero and stop the wacko from committing mass murder.

Here's hoping this bill dies on the Statehouse floor before it unleashes mass mayhem in Missouri. [graphic via]

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I suspect that most of these recent bills are expected to die, not that they don't have hordes of loonies supporting them. The Georgia local ordinance demanding that everyone have one lets you opt out if you simply don't like guns.

Of course it's possible they're just written by idiots, but I think they're just attempts to garner votes.

9:01:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

The gun store closest to me has a sign in the door saying "no concealed weapons please."

This is a hot button with the concealed carry hotheads and many refuse to do business where they can't do it armed.

Funny how one has such powerful rights to control what happens on one's property unless it has to do with the divine right to pack heat.

9:06:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

As you know, I'm totally fine with gun owners but these are the crackpots who freak me out. They seem to be mostly hot-headed drunks with hero fantasies.

11:17:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Yes, the extremism and the rage seem to be getting worse every day. That there is a recovery going on seems to make them frantic, but it's the persistent ignorance that gets me. The things people believe! The fear!

2:04:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Boggles the mind. I know some otherwise smart people who believe some really stupid stuff.

4:34:00 PM  

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