Rep. Don Kopp has had his moments. There was the incomprehensible "Resolution to Force Schools to Balance Their Instruction on 'Global Warming.'"
There was his argument not to allow patients to use cannabis even at their doctor's recommendation, "If, say, my wife was using medical marijuana, and I breathed the air in the room, I could get it in my blood and be charged with DUI."
There have been another couple of memorable incidents, I think. I don't remember any off-hand, but there probably are some.
Then comes along a perfectly reasonable piece of legislation, HB 1015, that gets destroyed in its first committee appearance by people who say they'd be in favor of it if there weren't some folks they don't like who support it. That is just plain chickenshit; there is always a faction of support for any proposal that can be singled out as "annoying," and therefore can serve as a scapegoat when a legislator wants cover for a despicable vote.
One problem with politics is that those who practice it don't seem to subscribe to a general philosophy. Rather, they react intuitively to an apparent affront to "values" they have grown up with. Kopp thinks that a person has the right to carry an instrument of self-defense without begging and bribing the State for the right to do so.
How can he think that a person suffering from a condition alleviated by cannabis (a fact he doesn't deny) can morally be prevented by the State from using it?