Somewhere in America, supposedly, there is a debate about regulating guns. But it is hard to find (in Boise, Idaho). In Idaho’s graceful, striated-marble Capitol, home to one of the more ardent and adamant state legislatures in the nation in standing up for the Second Amendment, lawmakers from both parties say that a torrent of public passion, even panic, about new proposed federal gun rules is pushing in only one direction: toward more guns, not fewer. If Idahoans, like Americans in many states, have rushed to buy guns out of fear for personal safety in the aftermath of recent mass shootings, or out of fear of tighter legal controls, then democracy has already spoken, many lawmakers said. People have voted with their pocketbooks/Kirk Johnson, New York Times. More here. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman photo: House Speaker Scott Bedke, center, listens to State of the State speech with Idaho Sen. Brent Hill and Lt. Gov. Brad Little)
- H/T: Kestrel West Morning Memo
Question: Are you happy to be in a state that protects its gun heritage?