As is to be expected, Westword is all kinds of ticked off about it, but their reasoning surprised even us:
According to an October Gallup poll, 56 percent of Americans believe that more concealed-carried weapons would make the United States a safer place, but that only includes 31 percent of respondents that identified as Democrats.
Oh, the humanity.
How dare the museum institute a policy with which only 31 percent of Democrats were quizzed about in a national poll? After all, another national poll by uhm, Gallup, finds that only 26 to 30 percent of all Americans identify themselves as Democrats.
Here is the museum’s solid reasoning:
Museum spokeswoman Maura O’Neal says the organization began seriously considering lifting its concealed weapons ban following the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. The December 2 San Bernardino, California, shootings reinforced the position. “These things occur in waves,” said O’Neal of the attacks, adding that DMNS’s concern for keeping visitors safe this holiday season was a deciding factor.
It has to really stick in the collective craw of those Democrats not polled that the museum says it has received positive feedback about their decision.
With nearly 140,000 Coloradans certified with permits to carry concealed weapons, we think it’s a solid idea to actually let them carry those weapons in public places.
Bravo, Ms. O’Neal.