My kids’ Spring Break is about over, and I just finished what’s been a brutal project at work, so we’re going to light out for a couple of days to Dodge City. And Wyatt Earp be damned … I’ll NOT be leaving my shootin’ iron at the city limits (probably won’t carry it with me all that much, either, but I at least appreciate not having to leave it at home).
The anti-gunners, who claim there was no Wild West when everyone owned guns and then claim we’re trying to turn the US back into the Wild West where everyone has guns everywhere (which never existed — damn, I’m stuck in a logic loop again!) always use Earp’s supposed rule of disarming at the city limits as proof that no one ever cared about the 2nd amendment until the NRA got political. I’m willing to bet $100 that Earp’s rule was like most early gun control, enforced only against select individuals (as in out of town cowpokes). And in any case so far as I know none of those cowpokes ever challenged it or took it to the Supreme Court, so we’ll never know what the courts would have said about it back then.
I’ve got a lot of stuff I’ve been wanting to post, and actually family vacations are not bad times to get caught up because I’m stuck in a hotel room once the kids go to bed and they sleep a lot more than I do. Being as I’ve got an air card I can also post right from the old Family Truckster if my wife decides to take a turn at the wheel (which rarely happens).
BTW — if anyone reading this has some suggestions on what to do in Dodge with two little girls, shoot me an email. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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