Last week, I had reason to enter the Williamson County Court House. Being the name-changer that I am, I was more than happy to give moral support to my grandson as he received a name change from the State of Illinois. Knowing that I would be entering a “gun/dangerous weapon-free zone”, I left my clip knife and my razor/LED light combo at home. I made sure that my wife left her cutting tools and her pepper spray at home as well. I left my 9 mm handgun under the passenger seat of the car. Feeling completely harmless, I emptied my pockets into a metal tray at the courthouse door.
Picking up my pocket knife, the guard on duty said, “I’ll have to keep this until you leave.”
What have we come to in this country? Is there no liberty left for law-abiding citizens? How great a danger could I have been? The guard at the door was wearing an automatic pistol, as was a roaming County Sheriff’s Deputy.
We’re sunk. Those who are against us are more than those who are with us.