Guns don't kill people. Bullets do
I'm as pro-gun as the next guy, and ... oh, wait, no, I'm not.
I think guns kill people. Lots of people.
I can, however, see a bit of synergy with the Tea Party Movement agenda in Republican Gov. Brewer's decision to sign a bill permitting Arizonans to carry concealed weapons without permits.
The synergy is this: in the ideal Rove-Cheneyan universe, citizens will all be armed, and as a result there will be no need for cities and towns to maintain costly police forces (which require funding through payment of taxes).
In the Rove-Cheneyan universe, we'll be able to settle things the old-fashioned way, at high noon in the middle of the street, or the even more old-fashioned way, at midnight, with a shot in the back, aimed from the shadows.
The old skool crowd may, of course, continue to prefer fully automatic weaponry that's too large to be concealed in anything but a golf bag.
Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).