Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Guns.]

"I hope to eliminate every gun-free zone I possibly can."—Republican Alabama State Representative Mack Butler, who has introduced a bill in the state legislature "designed to allow students at universities to carry guns at school. In Alabama the age requirement to purchase a handgun is 18, so Butler's bill would open up the possibility of freshmen walking to class armed."

Quoted in a Guardian piece about how state legislatures across the US are seeking to expand gun rights, while (and because) President Obama tries to even minimally reduce access to guns.

Forty-five states now allow open-carry. Only California, Florida, Illinois, New York, and South Carolina prohibit it—and, in Florida, state legislators will open their 2016 session by considering "two gun bills: one to allow 1.5 million Floridians with concealed-carry permits to carry their firearms openly. The other to allow guns on college campuses."

There will not be any space left for a no-gun culture, if the gun advocates have their way. In fact, that is their explicit objective.

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