Anti-gunner and distorter-of-statistics Paul Helmke will be speaking in Indianapolis tonight. It seems Indiana gun laws fret him, since our gun stores will sell to any adult who can pass a (Brady-Bill!) Federal background check.
....Hey, waidaminnit, isn't that the bill his little group wanted, as a way to keep bad guys from gettin' guns? Odd, now they appear to believe it isn't enough.
Of course, any measure short of an outright prohibition isn't enough for the antis, and the firearms murder rates in Chicago and Washington, D.C. show just how well a ban works. You're safer in gun-friendly Indianapolis than either of those cities! My gosh, it would appear Brady-approved gun laws leave only criminals armed and make honest citizens defenseless, who'd've thunkit?
As for "weak Indiana gun laws," let me remind Mr. Helmke's fans that Indiana makes darned little provision for carrying handguns, even unloaded, without having a License To Carry Handgun, which is issued only after a background check run by the State Police and requiring several weeks. And you think our gun laws are lax?
Anyway, Panicky Paul, 6:00 p.m., Lecture Hall down at IUPUI. Might be fun to go down and put a few questions to him. Interested? Remember, IUPUI regs disallow the bearing of arms on their campus...and they do have their own cops.
A nod to Joe Huffman for the tip!
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