Nobody in This Building Has
From: "John G. Lankford"
Subject: Workplace without guns around
Date sent: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 19:45:52 -0600
Regarding your article in the St.
Petersburg Times, Columns: Workplace bad enough without a gun around http://www.sptimes.com/News/102801/Columns/Workplace_bad_enough_.shtml.
Dear Mr. Glidewell:
I'm sorry you find work a place
where life is suspended as a price for its enjoyment elsewhere. You must have
the misfortune of working in occupation for the sake of accumulating secondary
gratification, money, alone, rather than working in vocation and having both.
I'm also sorry you see fit to prescribe
for everyone regarding not only the appropriateness but the permissibility of
a number of constitutional rights in a number of different places. Apparently
you subscribe to the Ruth Bader Ginsburg theory of jurisprudence: "Whenever
you want to know what the law allows, ask me."
But if the City Manager does, with
your approval, succeed in banning guns from City Hall, I suggest the two of
you cooperate in celebrating the fact by placing outside a sign saying, "Nobody
in this building has a gun: Guaranteed."
And I wish you both the best of
John G. Lankford
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