To the editor:
Some years ago, on a slippery winter day, I saw one car skid forward into another. The idiot driving the front car was outraged. I say "idiot," because he immediately put his car into reverse and slammed back into the car that had hit him. That blow wasn't sufficient revenge, though, so the idiot pulled forward to get some running room, and then reversed back into the car behind him, hitting even harder than the first time. The two drivers, both men, then got out, screamed at each other and eventually exchanged insurance information.
It looks like Kansas is about to allow people to carry concealed weapons.
Were the incident to recur in Kansas, either or both drivers could be carrying. And I won't be watching the circus, I'll be screaming at my kids to "get down" in case bullets start flying.
Or maybe I should start carrying so I can shoot first to protect my kids.
I'll gain a little respect for the Kansas legislators voting to permit concealed weapons if and when - don't hold your breath, folks - they allow concealed weapons in the state Capitol where they work. In the meantime, let's patronize only stores and restaurants that prohibit concealed weapons.