With the shooting of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of six people in Tucson on Saturday, people are coming up with some ideas on how to keep this from happening again. Some of the ideas are:
-More gun control
-Less angry political rhetoric
-More security for office holders
I’m not in favor of more gun control laws, but I am in favor of enforcing the laws that are already on the books – and we can sure use less vitriol and anger at our elected officials – and our elected officials can tone down the political rhetoric some.
This column is about security. As one who has been involved with security issues for most of my life in one job or another, I say it’s well past the time to take a closer look at the security of elected officials.
I would wager that every elected official has at least been threatened in some way throughout their careers.
There are wackos galore roaming around the country who write letters or send e-mails, make phone calls, and there are few who are brave enough to show their faces at public meetings. Continue reading