Editor's Note: George Kennedy is a retired professor and writes an unpaid column for the Missourian. His views are his own and not necessarily those of the Missourian or the University of Missouri.
- Mike Jenner, executive editor, Columbia Missourian
Our Missourian carried two articles about guns on the same day last week.
One, from the Associated Press, reported that a man carried a pistol into a special education classroom in San Bernardino, California, and shot to death his estranged wife, an 8-year-old student who happened to be standing beside her and then himself.
The other, from a Missourian reporter in Jefferson City, reported that a House of Representatives committee was discussing a Republican-sponsored bill to allow guns to be carried by nearly anyone into child care centers, public universities and churches.
A Democratic member of the committee had the temerity to ask its sponsor, “Is this for show, or is it for real?”
Read the complete column at the Missourian.