The health cops and their elected bosses are on the ball in Portland where they found a seven-year-old girl assaulting the public health with an unlicensed lemonade stand. An inspector tried to close her down. Some nearby citizens reacted antisocially. The germ-fighting Dick Tracy had to get on his wrist radio and call for backup.
Much later, one of Portland's elected scum detected a certain popular discontent with the idiocy. He apologized to the little girl and her mother, but he was careful to defend his Microbian Knights for just "following the rule book."
I wonder how much open carry might do to encourage our masters' little minions to get their goddam noses out of the rule books and exercise a little common sense; to think before opening their noxious, gaping, tax-fed, mouths to harass seven-year-old girls who will contribute more to the world before they are old enough to vote than the bureaucrats will in a long lifetime of tax-trough slurping.
The rule book needs a little help itself, a good man or woman with a gross of blue pencils.
(Try to simply read through the sophomoric, fatal, search for the cute in the AP piece.)