Pennsylvania lawmakers quietly disarmed the state House of Representatives' 16 guards after learning that one had a violent criminal history.
It seems the legislators are more than willing to restrict who can carry a gun when it comes to their personal safety. Too bad the general public isn't given the same consideration.
These are the same legislators who won't crack down on the "straw" purchasers who legally buy guns and then sell them to the criminals who terrorize communities. Lawmakers last year expanded the so-called "castle doctrine," which allows the use of deadly force outside the boundaries of a person's home if he "thinks" he is in danger.