by David Safier
G.I. usually doesn't come down on the same side of issues as I do. But as a faithfully skeptical reader of its daily emails, I keep abreast of its ideas and its doings, and I find we come down on the same side of two recent issues, one for different reasons, one for similar reasons.
Today, G.I.'s Nick Dranias stated why he thinks the guns-in-parking lots law is a bad idea. It's not because he's against guns in parking lots, but because he's against limiting private property rights.
Too bad G.I. can't appeal to the libertarian strain in enough R legislators to have them vote against the bill. NRA approval trumps just about everything else.
Our second agreement is G.I.'s belief that a tattoo studio should be allowed to open in a Tempe strip mall. The city council voted to revoke the parlor's permit because they thought it would lead to "neighborhood deterioration." A judge ruled in favor of the owners of the tattoo parlor, Tom and Elizabeth Preston, and against Tempe.
This time we agree on allowing the Prestons to open their business, for the same reason.
Strange bedfellows and all that.