While debating a concealed carry bill that would allow Arizona citizens to take their guns with them everywhere – except in places like schools – State Senator Sylvia Allen on Tuesday admitted her frustration in even having to debate the bill. Concealed carry everywhere should be automatic, she suggested. Senator Allen, a Tea Party Republican, also admitted that instead of debating the gun bill, her colleagues perhaps should be debating a bill mandating compulsory church attendance.
Of course, Sen. Allen supports both bills.
“How we get to back to a moral rebirth of this country, I don’t know, since we are slowly eroding religion at every opportunity that we have,” Allen lamented in front of her colleagues. On Wednesday, Allen said that was a “flippant comment” but decried the changes since she was a child in the 1950s.
“People prayed, people went to church,” she said in explaining her views.
“I remember on Sundays the stores were closed,” Allen said. “The biggest thing is religion was kicked out of our public places, out of our schools.”