OK, all the legislative work product isn't awful.
I mentioned earlier this week Democratic Rep. Clarke Tucker's bill to prohibi
t gun ownership
by people convicted of domestic battery or stalking. Great idea. Heavy lift, thoughj. NRA doesn't like gun legislation — see its opposition for active shooter training for people who take concealed guns on college campuses.
Here's another good gun sense bill from Tucker: HB 1630 would makeit a misdemeanor offense to negligently allow a child access to a firearm. In other words, if you don't look after your gun and a kid shoots himself or someone else with it, there's a potential penalty. Here's the bill. No it doesn't prevent youngsters from hunting.
You'd think encouraging care with firearms would be applauded. You'd think there couldn't be a good reason to vote against such a measure. You don't know the gun lobby.