Gun legislation not about creating better future
Bill 1249 “has gone through a rocky history,” as Sen. Trent Garner said, because it’s a bad bill. I’m not going to tell him (and the other 17 senators who also lost their heads and voted for it) that they sold their soul to the NRA or that they misread what most Arkansas want, especially those whom it directly affects.
My concern is the precedent being set through the message being sent. The bill isn’t about protection (colleges have that with their well-trained public security departments and nearby city police officers). My concern is that the Senate should be leaders who create a better future for their constituents. You’re telling us the world is ugly and dangerous and getting worse. I disagree, as do statistics.
Come fall, I am not afraid of being on my college campus or in my classroom. I trust and respect my students and colleagues to continue making good decisions, whether they choose to carry a gun or not.
I just thought we elected people who mirror our better natures.
Maybe next time. SABRINA CHESNE Bella Vista