I was talking to my Neighbor over the fence this summer about a trip he’d made across country. He mentioned that he’d spent some time in Cleveland and was a bit creeped out at how bad it has become. He hadn’t really thought about it, but he wished he had his gun when he was there.
I mentioned that eventually we’ll probably see Conceal Carry Permits being looked at under Full Faith and Credit but given that we need a permit to OWN a gun, and even then can only buy guns our state approves of, I think the key 2nd Amendment issue right now is the right to keep arms. Once we’re on a more solid footing the right to bear arms can really be focused on. Of course Uncle links to a story that is going after the bear part
A Clark County judge says Wisconsin’s ban on carrying concealed weapons is unconstitutional. In the case, authorities charged a Sauk City man with carrying a concealed weapon, after he admitted he had a knife in his waistband. He never threatened anyone. In light of the landmark Supreme Court ruling in McDonald v. City of Chicago, attorney William Poss filed a motion to dismiss the case on constitutional grounds. Judge Jon Counsell obliged Wednesday, ruling the law is overly broad and violates both the Second and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution.
Very good to hear. On a side note, there’s lots of talk where the whole taxation on a right exists and doesn’t. I mean we all agree that I shouldn’t be charged for speaking freely, nor should I be taxed for typing this article…tho it is pretty reasonable that I have to pay for this web registration, as well as my internet and phone bill. I think we can ALL agree Massachusetts’ Permit-to-own system is a blatant tax on a right, as well as a wonderful pile of government waste that does nothing but harass people who have done nothing wrong.
But What about Carry permits? Places like Maine and New Hampshire allow people to carry openly without permit or permission (Just legally own or posses that gun, and behave yourself and you’re home-free!), but require a permit for you to cover it up. Wisconsin is similar in that you may open carry without permit or permission…but concealing a weapon is illegal.
But now let’s look out the window at the changing seasons, its gonna be MIGHTY cold in all these states in a few months, cold and snowy. Open carry suddenly becomes rather difficult, given that you’ll likely toss a heavy coat on…also I’ve had guns malfunction on me because they got so cold the oil began to become waxy. Cover up the gun, and keep it close to your body and things will work a lot better….but you’ll need to pay for that, and in Wisconsin its illegal.
Also what about places like Florida and Texas? They get hot as blazes in the summer, and they REQUIRE you not only to pay to carry, but to keep the thing covered up.
All and All, I’m starting to see a very good case for permit-less carry nation-wide. It doesn’t seem to hurt Vermont, Alaska, Montana, and Arizona any, and the people who oppose such laws are full-of-shit, so it seems pretty reasonable to me!