Gun control has been a broadening issue through out the country for months. Our right to bear arms, as well as when and where is in question, with some opposing while others demand to exercise their constitutional right. According to TheBlaze.com, Reverend Audette Fulbright, who recently relocated from Virginia, emailed all Wyoming state legislators, stating her opposition to a bill that would allow people to carry their guns in public, not excluding schools, college campuses, and even community sporting events (which would definitely be a problem for the losing team).
This message fell into the hands of Republican Representative Hans Hunt, who’s response was not at all welcoming to the Mrs. Fulbright, nor was it in the least bit understanding.
Here are the correspondences between the two:
I hope you are taking care of yourself during this busy session. I know it is a challenging, compressed time.
I am writing to express my grave concern about House Bill 105. 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, especially in any highly-charged situation. to expose our children to greater risk in their schools by encouraging more guns on campuses is something that we cannot allow.
My husband and I moved to Wyoming not too long ago. We believed it was a good place to raise children. With the recent and reactive expansion of gun laws and the profoundly serious dangers of fracking, we find we are seriously reconsidering our decision, which is wrenching to all of us. However, the safety of our family must come first. We are waiting to see what the legislature does this session. I know of other new-to-Wyoming families in similar contemplation. Your choices matter. It would be sad to see an exodus of educated, childrearing age adults from Wyoming as a result of poor lawmaking.
Rev. Audette Fulbright
And, shortly, Rep. Hunt responds with:
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. I don’t expect a “mass exodus” from our state just because we’re standing up for our rights. As to your comments on fracking, I would point out that you’re basing your statement on “dangers” that have not been scientifically founded or proved as of yet.
It offends me to no end when liberal out-of-staters such as yourself move into Wyoming, trying to get away from where they came from, and then pompously demand that Wyoming conform to their way of thinking. We are, and will continue to be, a state which stands a head above the rest in terms of economic security. Our ability to do that is, in large part, to our “live and let live” mentality when it comes to allowing economic development, and limiting government oversight. So, to conclude, if you’re so worried about what our legislature is working on, then go back home.
Representative Hans Hunt
House District 02
Now is that any way to treat someone who is also exercising their right to be involved with the laws of the land in which they pay taxes and contribute to the forever changing economy? What do you think about this?
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