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Get with program, Rep. Warburton

 


Get with program, Rep. Warburton

Editor:

I'm writing to express my concerns over Rep. Wendy Warburton's legislative proposals and priorities. Apparently she has lost touch with those whom she represents and what the major concerns of Montanans are. I thought her job was to balance the budget (but not at the expense of low income groups) and to find ways to bring new businesses and jobs to Montana.

But obviously Rep Warburton is obsessed with guns.

Two years ago she supported a bill that would have allowed individuals to openly carry side arms in public places in Montana without a permit.

Thank God there were people in that Legislature that had more common sense than she did and voted the bill down.

Two weeks ago, Rep. Warburton proposed a bill to allow individuals to carry guns in their cars that would be parked in their employer's parking lots. This would be against most company policies and was strongly opposed by many major employers in Montana, as witnessed by their testimony against the proposed bill. If this bill passes, heaven forbid, what is one supposed to do, Rep. Warburton, if attacked in a parking lot? Say "Wait a minute Mr. Attacker, I have to get my gun from my locked vehicle so I can defend myself. "

Rep. Warburton, why not buy some Mace or bear spray and carry it in your purse.

Now to her final outrageous proposal — to form an armed state paramilitary force. Maybe she hasn't heard or noticed, we already have a state military force. It's called the National Guard. They have handled past emergencies very well, and I'm sure they can take care of any new situations when they arise.

Rep. Warburton, we really don't need a bunch of wannabes running around carrying guns during an emergency. Rep. Warburton, please get with the program and work on legislation that will benefit the state and its citizens.

Val Murri, Havre

Editor:

I'm writing to express my concerns over Rep. Wendy Warburton's legislative proposals and priorities. Apparently she has lost touch with those whom she represents and what the major concerns of Montanans are. I thought her job was to balance the budget (but not at the expense of low income groups) and to find ways to bring new businesses and jobs to Montana.

But obviously Rep Warburton is obsessed with guns.

Two years ago she supported a bill that would have allowed individuals to openly carry side arms in public places in Montana without a permit.

Thank God there were people in that Legislature that had more common sense than she did and voted the bill down.

Two weeks ago, Rep. Warburton proposed a bill to allow individuals to carry guns in their cars that would be parked in their employer's parking lots. This would be against most company policies and was strongly opposed by many major employers in Montana, as witnessed by their testimony against the proposed bill. If this bill passes, heaven forbid, what is one supposed to do, Rep. Warburton, if attacked in a parking lot? Say "Wait a minute Mr. Attacker, I have to get my gun from my locked vehicle so I can defend myself. "

Rep. Warburton, why not buy some Mace or bear spray and carry it in your purse.

Now to her final outrageous proposal — to form an armed state paramilitary force. Maybe she hasn't heard or noticed, we already have a state military force. It's called the National Guard. They have handled past emergencies very well, and I'm sure they can take care of any new situations when they arise.

Rep. Warburton, we really don't need a bunch of wannabes running around carrying guns during an emergency. Rep. Warburton, please get with the program and work on legislation that will benefit the state and its citizens.

Val Murri, Havre

 

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