It has been my experience that even in conservative state the seat of government (the capitol) is usually the least conservative place in the state.
Golding said that "man produces evil like a bee produces honey". I'd like to add that government produces liberalism like a bee produces honey.
With regard to gun rights, you never have to ask who supports them. The liberals who do are the exception. The conservatives who don't are too.
This is all to be expected from politicians in THE seat of government.
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