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  •  I'm a little confused by Sadler's point. (2+ / 0-)
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    coquiero, eve

    How precisely did voting against a concealed weapons law help keep his step-grandmother out of jail for carrying one?

    •  I think he was trying to make a joke that (1+ / 0-)
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      MGross

      his 95 year old step grandmother may not be completely in control of her faculties and yet packs a pistol. Under the terms of the law that disqualifies a person.

      I just looked up the detail on the law and it says that one of the conditions under which one cannot carry a concealed weapon is if the person

      (7) is not incapable of exercising sound judgment with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun;

      click on the top item of this google search, the pdf file here:
      https://www.google.com/...

      So he may have been joking - that he voted against it because the woman would be disqualified under the law.
      otherwise I don't understand what he meant, either.
      I'm not really familiar with the law.
      But apparently he did not want concealed handguns and was trying to make a point with his joke(?)

      Finally people have gotten sick and tired of being had and taken for idiots. Mikhail Gorbachev

      by eve on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 05:42:32 PM PDT

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