Interesting place, our state capital is these days. I'm talking about Harrisburg.
The place where employees of the attorney general's office under Tom Corbett have become embroiled in a scandal involving pornographic emails. It's already cost several people their jobs. Some of them are crying politics, saying this has been set up by the current A.G Kathleen Kane. Yesterday we learned that one of those who shared porn was none other than Supreme Court Justice. He was outed by his boss, Chief Justice Ron Castille. You should know those two did not exactly get along either. But all of this pales compared to what happened to a couple of state reps this week. After a late session, they grabbed a late dinner and then headed to the place they rent a few blocks from the Capitol when they are in town with the Legislature in session. That's when they were approached by a teen with a gun. He picked the wrong guys. State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, is a former prison guard. He also happens to be licensed to carry a handgun. He was packing Tuesday night when they were accosted by a pistol-packing teen. Flynn never blinked. When the young tough pointed his gun at Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, Flynn took out his Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 pistol. Several shots were exchanged. Nobody was hit. Flynn said the experience only reinforced what he firmly believes is the value of packing heat. He did not exactly offer a ringing endorsement of life in the state capital. “This isn’t my neighborhood. I didn’t grow up here. I’m not comfortable in this environment,” said Flynn. “I don’t feel safe walking the streets of Harrisburg.” Four teens now face charges. Police believe they did the same thing on Monday night. Too bad it was not Rep. Bizzarro who pulled out his gun. The Bizzarro World headline would be too god to pass up.