Can We Clone This Guy?

He ain’t backing down, either.

Wyoming State Rep. Hans Hunt

Wyoming State Rep. Hans Hunt

Rev. Audette Fulbright sent emails to all legislators stating her opposition to House Bill 105, which would have allowed people with concealed carry permits to carry guns at schools, community colleges, the University of Wyoming and public sporting events.

“I am writing to express my grave concern about House Bill 105,” Fulbright wrote. “Ample evidence has shown that schools and guns do not mix, and in particular, guns in the hands of amateurs/non-professionals is extremely dangerous.”

The email led to a response by Rep. Hans Hunt. Hunt was in favor of House Bill 105. He told the Star-Triubne on Friday that he respects the concerns of the people against the bill, but said that many tragedies involving firearms happen in gun-free zones.

“I’ll be blunt. If you don’t like the political atmosphere of Wyoming, then by all means, leave. We, who have been here a very long time (I am proudly 4th generation) are quite proud of our independent heritage,” Hunt wrote to Fulbright.”

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4 Responses to Can We Clone This Guy?

  1. Flatearther says:

    That sounded great and I can Identify with his feelings, except I don’t give a shit what any elected official’s opinions are on any given subject. His only job is to represent his constituents. Had he replied “85% of the people I represent disagree with you” actually stating real statistics, then he would have done his job. Slapping down constituents is wrong, regardless of how stupid they are or what they believe. We did not elect them to think for us, just to represent us. Politicians seem unable to make that distinction.

  2. notamobster says:

    You make a good point, FE – to an extent. You got my gears turning…

    While politicians are elected to represent the people of their districts, they were not – and are not – meant to seek the political will of each and every issue.

    We live in a republic, where officials are elected to make their own decisions. We vote for them based upon the presumtion that they will make wise decisions. I don’t want to live in a society where the politicians I elect are given over to the every whim, sway, and fancy of the masses. I am extremely distrustful of those passions.

    My fellow citizens exercise very poor judgment. I’m glad to have elected officials who will tell their ideological foes to go elsewhere, if they don’t like living in a free state. That’s the way our country was designed. That’s the way it needs to be again.

  3. notamobster says:

    What if conservatives are elected to protect the 2nd Amendment, but suddenly 83% of respondents (to yesterday’s poll) want gun control? Would you expect him to then abandon the values which got him elected?

    Of course you wouldn’t. Hopefully, that illustrates the danger of following the passions of the public.

  4. Jim22 says:

    I have heard the same thing from people in every state. They hate those who move there in order to get away from the restrictions of liberal states. When they get to their new homes they try to get them to look more like where they left.

    It’s admirable to me that those who are getting advice from the newcomers, sift it through their consciousness and decide whether that advice fits.

    Elected officials are put in place to represent the people. The United States is a Republic. We elect people to do our business. There have been too many who, instead of taking a position, take a poll. That is not leading.