More hidden and loaded guns in more places, including bars, restaurants, college campuses and city greenways — that appears to be the General Assembly’s response to the national tragedy in Newtown and the public outcry to do something to prevent more gun violence.
A House committee approved a bill Wednesday to allow more guns in areas where families gather and they did it by listening only to the lobbyists for gun groups who clearly helped craft the wrong-headed and dangerous legislation.
The committee voted to expand places where people can bring their loaded and hidden handguns not only over the protests of gun violence prevention groups, but also over the objections of officials from private colleges and universities, local governments, and even law enforcement agencies.
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