Maybe this is two-day old news but it is bothering me. I didn't hear a single news report about Portland Trailblazer Zack Randolph's incident the other day that didn't include this little bit:
Two handguns belonging to Randolph were also found in the car. However, because Randolph owns a firearms license, he was not cited.
So why is this news? Can you imagine this being part of the story:
A Bible belonging to Randolph was also found in the car. However, because of the free excercise clause in the consitution, he was not cited.
The media's endless suspicion of anything to do with guns shows very clearly in this story. Randolph has a concealed carry permit and owns guns. That isn't news and it doesn't affect this story at all. Except, I guess, in the minds of those who think that gun ownership itself should be a crime.