There are a few people who think the Illinois Legislature has gone cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. They haven't met members of the Florida Legislature.
Lawmakers in the Sunshine State this week approved the taking of your guns to work, as long as they're kept in the trunk of your car. This applies to the 5,000 or so Floridians who have concealed carry permits.
Now what kind of law is that? Who says you need a law to transport your weapons in the trunk of your car, especially if you have an FOID card? The Hound knows a number of Floridians and they're pretty excited about getting to take their weapons to work. None of them work at the post office, by the way.
Apparently, the only complaints about the bill, expected to be signed into law by Gov. Charlie Christ, named prominently as a possible vice presidential candidate with John McCain, are coming from the business community who not only are afraid, but maintain they should be able to set rules banning guns from the work place in an attempt to protect employees or customers.
How unconstitutional is that? Even Gov. Christ notes, "The Second Amendment is very important. I understand there are competing interests...but people being protected is most important to me." Especially, if that protection is locked in the trunk of one's car. Unlock those trunks, Gov. Christ.
You think that defense of the Second Amendment is going to get you votes in Wyoming? Sen. McCain should dump this tanned boy from his short list.