Oh, he failed; but state Rep. Vernon Smith (D-Gary) was talkin' smack, waving a toy revolver around and posing in a gimme hat in the House today. I'd'a hit the floor when he pulled out the six-shooter. It looks like a cheapie SAA, even more so when produced unexpectedly. From his bio, looks like he was in Handgun Control, Inc. from way back; are you surprised? Oh, gravitas! Oh, dignity!
1. Originally mispelled "Vermon." Oh, oopsie! Vermin? No, that's what he thinks I am. Gosharootie, it is just sooo confusing.
2. Had you or I tried that, we'd've either been stopped at the metal detectors if it showed up on 'em or tackled by Security in the gallery and spent some handcuff time either way: the statehouse has been an officially gun-free zone for awhile now and it's pretty much TSA rules. But state congressthings are special, with their own door an' no pesky searches. Gee, sure hope none of 'em ever freak out...some of them look to be kinda close already. Ey, Mr. Smith?
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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