2020 Life Logs, Day 281: Guns versus Political Signs
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Weather: Cooler Again; High 63, Low 40 Degrees F (Brrrr)
Location: At Home in The Cottage, Falmouth, MA
I hope I heard this wrong, but I think I heard a state senator in Michigan say today that you are allowed to carry guns outside and inside the state capitol, but protest signs fastened to sticks are banned as they might chip the building’s facade. When I Googled this I found a quote from the Michigan State Police saying protesters are “within their rights to carry their weapons inside the building “as long as the person is carrying the firearm with lawful intent and the firearm is not concealed.” Evidently there is no law explicitly allowing this. It is just that there is no law saying it can’t be done. And then there are the men that were arrested in Michigan today for plotting to kidnap the governor and much more. What kind of country have we become?
My world is a waiting game right now. My niece who had a tumor removed from her spine yesterday is doing well. So far, so good. And the condition of my niece that is hospice care, Lynn, has not changed much since yesterday. I am driving to the Boston area tomorrow to hopefully have lunch with Lynn’s mother and sister. I am not allowed in the hospice house due to Covid, but it will make me feel better to be close by.
This afternoon was sunny and beautiful and I took Sam to his rowing session. It was a bit windy and the temp was not particularly warm, so I sat in my car in the sunshine overlooking the lake and reading my book. Sam was the first out and they rowed all the way around the lake today. He really enjoyed the rowing and I really enjoyed watching. So peaceful.