Wednesday, February 23, 2011

On this front, at least, we're winning.

Vermont's always had it, to my great surprise.  Alaska's got it.  Arizona's got it - to my very great surprise.  Wyoming's working on it, the only surprise being why it took so long.  And now - of course - Montana.
HELENA – The state House backed a bill Monday that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in urban areas without a permit, giving a victory to lawmakers and gun rights supporters who are pushing a slate of firearms legislation.
Needless to say the usual taxeaters are frantically trying to defend their turf, using the same hoary old "arguments" ...
[S]ome of the more expansive bills being considered this session have attracted criticism from some law enforcement and legislators who say the measures go too far and endanger the public.
We may not achieve freedom in our time, but it's beginning to look as though it'll be a much more well-armed slavery than we feared, not so many years ago. I confess that at times that still perplexes me.


CorbinKale said...

My Rep in Texas, George Lavender, is working on an open carry bill right now. How embarrassing is it that Texas currently criminalizes the exercise of Constitutional Rights?

Hopefully, George can get the bill to the floor, past that RINO Straus. The last Texas legislature couldn't muster the courage to honor their Oaths. Maybe this time we have elected a few with a spine.

Anonymous said...

"Too much freedom endangers the public."
What a load of manure.

MamaLiberty said...

Indeed... we should know if Wyoming joins the no permit states by next week. The best news is that we've been able to strip out all of the nonsense rider "amendments" against this and that... and it's a darn clean bill.

The best would simply be a total repeal of the concealed carry "laws," but that's not going to happen right now.

We'll take what we can get for now, and this time we really like it. Makes me happy to laugh at those who were so made at us last year for defeating that crappy bill full of loopholes for the police. If we'd let that one pass, we'd be stuck with it.

MamaLiberty said...

So MAD at us... darn typos.