So I ran out to the Capitol to the legislative session and got into a rotunda argument with Rep. John Burris of Harrison about Medicaid expansion when Burris told me I ought to step into the House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee at that moment and see a super-duper freshman Republican House memer from Arkadelphia, Richard Womack, run his resolution.
So I did.
His resolution declares that the Arkansas General Assembly will do everything it can to protect our Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms.
I got in the room just in time to hear Womack say that constituents are worried and this was the quickest way to respond to them and show them that their representatives care.
Danged thing passed without discussion or dissent, of course.
I asked Womack in the hall afterward what the practical effect was other than to show constituents that their legislators care, and … I don’t remember what he said.
Another day of profound policy pursuit in the General Assembly.
The only good thing about a resolution is that it doesn’t amount to anything. Let us have more resolutions.