Many folks on the Right are outraged that people consider some of their behavior at town hall meetings unacceptable. Apparently, carrying racist signs or pictures of President Obama as Hilter are just understandable parts of the debate.
But what’s even more difficult to understand is the relative indifference many people have shown to the protesters brings pistols and semi-automatic weapons to the public events.
David Sirota is not indifferent and in his latest column at Salon suggests that public political events be gun-free zones.
….the gun has been transformed from a sport and self-defense device into a tool of mass bullying. Like the noose in the Jim Crow South, its symbolic message is clear: If you dare engage in the democratic process, you risk bodily harm.