Tuesday Commentary: Las Vegas

Respecting the Second Amendment does not mean abandoning common sense. The right to own guns in this country must remain, while we also must strengthen our laws to prevent mass shootings. – Claire McCaskill

I’m skipping my normal Tuesday column, “Terrific News Tuesday” to comment about the shooting Las Vegas.

We saw plenty of “thoughts and prayers” comments and posts after the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night.

The President even took time out to talk about it Monday morning. He’s even going to visit Las Vegas this week because that is what Presidents do.

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Cowboy Poetry Festival: Giddy-up

With the news that Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, is worried that without federal funding the National Cowboy Poetry Festival, which is held in his home state of Nevada, would suffer, I think I have the answer:

Move it to Montana.

There’s a nice Cowboy Poetry Festival held annually in Lewistown. They’ve been doing it for 26 years, so they know how to run one – and probably without federal dollars. Here’s their website.

I am sure there are other festivals across Big Sky Country that would be able to host an event without federal funding.

Hopefully the Montana Congressional delegation will get right on this and tell Harry Reid that Montana can do it better.

Besides, isn’t Montana where the real cowboys live? Giddy–up…