The Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian reports the organization is not pleased with the decision to add metal detectors at three entrances.
In an email to its members, MRTA executive director Jim Kreider wrote, “These new security measures present complications and logistical problems for getting over 1,000 members through security and into the Capitol building in a timely manner.”
Kreider added, “We cannot ask our members to stand outside in line waiting to go through security for any length of time, particularly if the weather is bad.”
He wrote, “To add insult to injury, all materials and meals/equipment must also be screened.”
The newspaper article quotes Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, (pictured) as saying the new measures were "unfortunate," but necessary.
“I am very sad we have come to this point It is a crazy world out there.”
A crazy world that the Missouri Legislature has helped create with its year-after-year efforts to make sure that anybody and everybody has a gun and take it anywhere.
And it continues this year.
Consider that Rep. Mike Moon is sponsoring legislation to enable businesses to be sued if people are injured because they were not allowed to carry a gun into a business and they are injured as a result of being unable to defend themselves.
Or Rep. Nick Marshall, R-Parkville, who says people can come to his office and get a gun when they visit the Capitol.
With that kind of thinking, not even metal detectors are going to help.