Missouri Enacts Constitutional Carry, and the New York Times Pitches a Fit [VIDEO]

Missouri Enacts Constitutional Carry, and the New York Times Pitches a Fit [VIDEO]

Missouri Enacts Constitutional Carry, and the New York Times Pitches a Fit [VIDEO]

The news didn’t make a big splash nationally. But when the editorial board of the New York Times found out that Missouri has joined with other states that allow concealed carry without permit, they went into their default mode. Which is to say, they went into an anti-gun hissy fit.

Calling Missouri the “Shoot Me State,” they decreed Missouri’s decision “an alarming victory for the gun lobby,” and listed a litany of horrors:

It strips local law enforcement of its current authority to deny firearms to those guilty of domestic violence and to other high-risk individuals. And it establishes a dangerous “stand your ground” standard that will allow gun owners to shoot and claim self-defense based on their own sense of feeling threatened.

Everyone, panic!

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Meanwhile, just west in my state of Kansas, we have had constitutional carry since 2015. And no, not even Dodge City, KS (yes, it does exist!) resembles the shoot ’em up Dodge City of Western lore.

But, in fact, there’s one less perpetrator walking the streets of my state due to the quick actions of a Kansan packing heat.

Last Sunday, a woman in Shawnee, KS — a suburb of Kansas City — had finished her shopping at a Walmart and was placing her infant in her car when two men struck her on the head. One man saw the event and got out of his car to assist the woman, and was shot and wounded. A second man also saw what happened, pulled his gun, and shot one of the assailants. Dead.

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I live a few miles from that store, and while I’ve never shopped there, I can assure you that it’s in a quiet suburban area. It’s no Chicago. Not by any stretch.

And how do the good citizens and police of Kansas feel about the Good Samaritan and his evil weapon? Let’s watch this video.

So from the state of Kansas I give a hat tip to my Missouri neighbors, whose legislators believed in their good sense rather than the pearl-clutchers of the NYT, who stated that “gun safety cannot be left to state lawmakers.” I guess in Times world it should be left to gun hating elitists.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister’s father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk’s Ten Conservative Principles. Don’t know what they are? Google them!

1 Comment
  • Jodi says:

    Gosh, golly, gee. We’ve had constitutional carry here in ID since early summer, and shockingly, not one of the NYT’s world-as-we-know-it-ending predictions have come to pass. I know, it’s shocking to think that grown adults can be trusted to be responsible with their firearms.

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