Friday, May 4, 2012

Carried to an Extreme

Those are not toys.A blogger, who will remain unnamed, (but who likes to blog about Lake County politics), walked into a bar last night. The blogger saw a friend there. And the friend said "is that a conceal-carry ... or are you just happy to see me?"

True story? Not a chance, bloggers don't have any friends. But more to the point, that couldn't happen here because Illinois is the last state in the union to prohibit the concealed carry of firearms.

This may all change if the gun manufacturers get their way. They now have the nation in mass hysterics over their 2nd Amendment right to walk into a bar with a hidden gun. The gun manufacturers have been so successful at pitching concealed-carry to the American public that your LakeCountyEye has learned the NRA is now test marketing a new slogan:
You can have my gun when you find out where it is concealed on my cold dead body!
And as readers of this blog are nervously aware, one local blogger was not immune to the histrionics ...
Magnum Obtuse
But when it comes to wacky ideas your LakeCountyEye immediately thinks of Lake County's Sheriff, Mark Curran. So it should come as no surprise that the Sheriff is drinking the conceal-carry koolaid. According to the News-Sun ...
Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran stood in front of a crowd of more than 30 conceal carry gun supporters on Monday to say one thing. He's certain Illinois will not be the only state prohibiting a concealed weapon law for long.
Group advocates for conceal carry law
Your LakeCountyEye can't help but wonder if there were any metal detectors at the meeting? Haha j/k.

But suppose conceal-carry becomes the law of the land and anyone encountered in Illinois is possibly armed. Wouldn't that make every 911 call or any routine traffic stop made by a Sheriff's deputy a possible deadly encounter? Haha j/k.


Anonymous said...

Yea, it is the law abiders who are shooting sheriff's deputies. hahaha j/k

Barney Baxter said...

hi Anon,

I'm a Sheriff's Deputy and I just pulled you over for a traffic stop.

How do I know if or not you're a law abider?


Kevlar- the new Cool for Grade School said...

Walter Middy is alive and well and serving as the Sheriff of Lake County!

I love hearing about the 'law abiders'. That just means you haven't been caught and convicted. So, three cheers to Curran for arming the extra sneaky, the murderously deranged, and the new-recruit gang members on behalf of the few who dream of being Quick-draw McGraw. What utter nonsense!