NYT on Missouri Gun Laws: “Gun Safety Cannot be Left to State Lawmakers “

   09.16.16

NYT on Missouri Gun Laws: “Gun Safety Cannot be Left to State Lawmakers “

In a major victory for gun rights advocates, Missouri has just expanded its “Castle Doctrine” law to cover a homeowner’s invited guests. In other words, if you invite someone into your home–for instance, if somebody is house-sitting for you while you’re away–and an armed intruder breaks in, then the invitee can defend themselves and enjoy the same protections that the actual homeowner would. It just makes sense.

But this dose of common sense has sent the New York Times editorial board into orbit, and they’re letting it all out in an editorial that dubs Missouri “the shoot me state.”

“The measure has drawn no great national attention, but it certainly provides further evidence that gun safety cannot be left to state lawmakers beholden to the gun lobby,” the paper writes.

If Hillary wins in November, then you can bet that she’s going to do everything she can to pre-empt state gun laws with federal action. States Rights? No way. Her donors and backers in New York and California think they know what’s best for the rest of the country, and they intend to have their way.

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