Confession time: We cats rarely step inside a church. Unless one is temping as a polling place, we'll usually only pop in for a stray wedding or a funeral. But we sure as heck won't be visiting any houses of worship in Louisiana any time soon.
That's because Republican Governor Bobby Jindal just signed into law a bill that allows his constituents to carry guns to Sunday services.
We wondered at first why in the world anyone would need a gun in church. And then we remembered the late Dr. George Tiller. Although it's the one argument about this repugnant law that almost makes sense, we somehow doubt that Governor Jindal had abortion doctors' self-defense in mind when he signed it. Sigh — you think we'd learn to stop expecting Republicans to be logical and consistent.
Then, while we were HISSING over this story, we cats noted by sheer coincidence the following small news item from Canada: "Montreal Police Getting Firearms Off the Street." How refreshing. See, Canadians think that taking guns away from people is progress.
(IMAGE: We have no idea how to credit this picture, but we don't know whether to laugh about it or cry.)