Anyone who read the Oct. 1 news article “ New law may allow guns at fair” might say this is a wise and prudent thing to do. However, those on the left pushing to limit guns in public will not stop, no matter what limits are imposed to prevent residents from carrying legal firearms. This is merely one more step toward total prohibition.
And I wonder whether supporters of gun rights, including agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, even know it? Most agree with gun bans within 1,000 feet of schools and at places that serve alcohol. But will this be enough for the anti-gun lobby? Probably not.
I am certain they are eyeing up any establishment where children can be found: fast-food restaurants, shopping malls, public parks. If we can name it, they will argue their case to extend prohibition.
This year’s state fair will enforce the gun ban, but at a later date, Troxler should meet with the General Assembly and thoughtfully review whether residents should have the right to carry guns in public, not the “questionable” fears of those in opposition.