Englehart’s View by Bob Englehart
So, the government gives with one hand and takes away with the other. Our legislature crafts a perfectly good gun law, the toughest in the nation they say, and a Connecticut bureaucratic board nullifies much of it by making it so much easier for anyone to get a permit. Not only that, we have our own Wayne LaPierre gun nut on the board, a zealot named M. Peter Kuck who was appointed by former Gov. John G. Reprobate.
OK, here’s my solution. There are seven members on the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners. Gov. Malloy appoints these folks so he can tell the members to hand in their resignations today. Replace them with a psychiatrist, a psychologist, a social worker, a hostage negotiator, someone who lost a loved one to gun violence, a minister and a first responder.
Also, change the rules. If the chief of police of any city or town says that so-and-so shouldn’t be granted a permit to own a gun because he or she is a psychotic troublemaker, then that opinion rules the outcome. I mean, who knows unstable citizens better than your hometown police department?
See, problem solved, as are most problems when a little common sense and anti-gun furor is applied. I have another solution that is not only elegant, but it saves tons of money. Scrap the board. Problem solved again.