Bob Owens writes, quoting the Bristol Herald Courier:
Carrico said he’ll address the issue come January.
“A lot of the governor’s power is deferred to the General Assembly at that point and I’ll be getting with my collegues to circumvent everything this governor has done on this point,” he said. “I have a budget amendment that I’m looking at to take away his executive protection unit. If he’s so afraid of guns, then I’m not going to surround him with armed state policemen.”We have treated these people as though they are some sort of super star, as though instead of being the servants of the people, they are our rulers, and we are their subjects. We need to rediscover that it is "we the people" who elect these wastes of a good suit, and we deserve our dignity and respect. Of course, it is also true, as David Codrea has pointed out here, we have allowed ourselves to be cowed because of fear into accepting the permit system in the first place. If someone can grant a permit, or withhold it, that permit is not a right, it is a privilege. If we truly want to claim our rights, we would all burn our permits quite publicly. In our zeal to be cooperative, we have accepted a permit system that has no been turned against us. And the anti-gun side has not been acknowledged our cooperation, nor has it offered up anythin in return, This has not been compromise, it has been capitulation. Instead, we just hear that the last gun restriction was a good first step. So if the gun grabbers want to play that game, perhaps it would behoove us to take a step or two back. Tell the state that "we don't need no stinkin' permits." The Second Amendment IS our permit.