Thursday, July 24, 2008

The dominoes begin to fall

The village board of Wilmette, Illinois voted 7-0 on Tuesday night to repeal its ban on handguns, sensibly deciding to avoid expensive litigation that they would surely lose in the wake of the Heller decision.

Predictably, there was at least one hand-wringer in the audience imploring the board to play Don Quixote with taxpayer dollars:

"League of Women Voters representative Georgia Gephardt urged passage of replacement ordinances providing for licensing of guns, a waiting period before purchase, mandatory identification checks and annual renewal requirements, calling handguns 'a health and safety threat.'"

Sorry, Ms. Gephardt. The health and safety Nazis who get to control every aspect of a person's life are in Great Britain, not here. What does this issue have to do with women voting, anyway?

(h/t to Xavier for the link)

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