Should metal detectors be installed at the Statehouse and at other state buildings?

The Columbus Dispatch wants to know today if metal detectors should be installed in the State House. I say no; this is a tactic the “political class” uses to distance themselves from the citizens. Also this is an extension of the fear mongering police state that has become more pronounced since 9/11. The threat is the same today as it was back in 2000, meaning quite simply none. (See this Dispatch article highlighting Kasich’s call to increase security through out the state taking the same tact from the Washington statist playbook.)

But if Ohio’s “political class”  and Governor Kasich are so worried about their well-being then I would advise them to exercise their 2nd Amendment right and start carrying.

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