Speaking of Jim Bolin, the District 16 representative from Canton faces a primary challenger. Following through on a promise made last spring, Kevin D. Jensen is running again for District 16 House. Jensen says he's running because Jim Bolin isn't conservative enough. In Jensen's mind, real conservatives let folks with mental problems have guns:
I believe Mr. Bolin has not been as conservative as I would like to see. I know that he has not fully supported all second Amendment protection bills and he voted to approve you losing all your rights if you are found to have a "serious emotional distrubance [sic]". Previously you had too [sic] have diagnosis of having a "severe mentall [sic] illness" to be judged incapable of maintaing [sic] your rights. That law changed last session [Kevin D. Jensen, campaign website, downloaded 2014.01.07].
I'm going to need some Constitutional authority to show me the Founding Fathers' intent to take no action against disturbed people walking around with guns. I'm also going to need a ruling from my attentive readers on whether four sics in one paragraph constitute evidence of unfitness for public office.
And perhaps most relevantly, I'm going to need a citation of the nefarious new statute to which Jensen refers. I'm looking at the eleven bills listed under the "Firearms" subject from the 2013 session, and I'm not seeing any bill, passed or failed, that mentions taking away all Second Amendment rights from folks diagnosed with "severe mental disturbance."
Jensen finished third in the 2012 primary. If Bolin's appointed Housemate Dave Anderson runs for election along with Bolin, expect Jensen to repeat that performance this June.