Saturday, April 01, 2006


Saturday Morning Tidbits

Last night, I heard Representative Cynthia McKinney, who is subject to an arrest warrant by the Capitol Hill Police for assaulting an officer, playing the "race card" in her defense. What a load of manure. As Donkey Cons points out, McKinney has been speaking out against American interests and then playing the "race card" if someone dares oppose her for over a decade.

As for the alleged incident, I have no sympathy for McKinney. Having worked on The Hill Post-9/11/2001, I am convinced that they have one of the most difficult jobs in all of D.C. They basically guard tourist attractions that must be open to all (in an orderly fashion) which - by the way - also double as prime terrorist targets. McKinney reportedly didn't have her Member's pin on that day, so it doesn't surprise me at all that she was asked to stop. As for the "race card," can you imagine the stink that would have been caused if Bill Frist had acted the way that she allegedly did? Forget arrest - they'd want him drawn-and-quartered and impeached - in that order.

Now for some good news out of Nebraska. On Thursday, the Nebraska Legislature passed a "shall issue" right-to-carry for its citizens. Here is the NRA's release on the exciting turn of events:


On March 30, the Nebraska legislature gave final approval to a measure granting law-abiding Nebraska citizens the right to carry a firearm for personal protection. Legislative Bill 454 now heads to Governor Dave Heineman's (R) desk, where he is expected to sign it into law. Last week, legislators in Kansas overrode Governor Sebelius' veto of the Right-to-Carry measure in that state.

"NRA has worked patiently and diligently with the state legislature for more than a decade to bring Right-to-Carry to Nebraska, and I want to thank Governor Heineman and the bill's chief sponsor, Senator Jeanne Combs (R-32-Milligan), for their steadfast support. Their involvement was instrumental in the passage of this pro-Second Amendment legislation for all law-abiding citizens in their great state," NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox declared.

LB 454 met with overwhelming, bi-partisan support as Nebraska senators voted 33-12 in favor of the measure. The bill allows law-abiding Nebraskans who undergo a background check to apply for a permit to carry a concealed firearm for self-protection.

When the Nebraska legislation becomes law, Wisconsin and Illinois will be the only states to categorically deny citizens the Right-to-Carry a concealed firearm for personal protection.

"On behalf of all NRA members in Nebraska, I want to thank all the legislators who voted for LB 454," concluded Cox. "And as always, we appreciate the commitment and participation of our members in Nebraska for encouraging their legislators to pass Right-to-Carry."

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