Wait. Rand Paul Wants to Legalize Firearms Where?!

This week, House Republicans weren’t very happy with Sen. Rand Paul (R-TX) and his State of the Union response. One aide referred to the address as “blatant” self-promotion.

So perhaps Rand Paul’s proposed amendment today is a way for him to appeal to his Republican colleagues in the lower chamber.

It appears as if Senator Aqua Buddha wants to legalize firearms in post offices.

Yes, really.

A venue where there have been more than a few gun massacres, one of which coined the phrase “going postal,” absolutely needs to welcome firearms inside again. Instead of guns, here’s a zany idea: how about more postal workers inside post offices?

According to ThinkProgress, the National Association for Gun Rights has launched a grassroots campaign to support the senator, demanding that supporters “stand with Senator Paul by taking action right away.” Another “Stand with Rand” hashtag meme is sure to follow.

It’s astonishing that a sitting U.S. senator has decided to spend political capital promoting legalizing firearms in post offices. Then again, it fits nicely with the broader push for Guns Everywhere that ramped up followed the Sandy Hook massacre.

Bob Cesca is the host of the Bob Cesca Show podcast, a twice weekly political talk show. He’s also a contributor to Salon.com. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.