Skip to comments.Gun restriction battles heat up nationwide(barf alert)
Posted on 04/08/2012 5:42:17 PM PDT by marktwain
WASHINGTON Despite the scrutiny of state gun laws following the February shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., state legislators across the country continue to work on scaling back gun restrictions this session.
The Kansas House passed a bill last month to allow concealed-carry permit holders to carry their weapons into any public building that doesnt have adequate security, like metal detectors or security guards, and Oregon pro-gun legislators narrowly defeated a bill that would have banned guns on schools grounds, which included K-12 schools, community colleges and universities.
Virginia repealed its statute that blocked residents from buying more than one gun a month unless they got dispensation from the police, and Oklahoma legislators are likely to allow gun owners to visibly carry their now concealed weapons.
South Dakota lawmakers ventured the furthest in removing gun restrictions this session by voting to get rid of concealed-carry permit requirements and allow any state resident over age 18 with a valid drivers license to carry a concealed weapon without undergoing the background check now needed for a permit. Under the legislation, law enforcement officers in the field would have had to assess whether the gun owner had a criminal background or mental illness history that would preclude them from carrying the gun.
I believe this simply restores some of the constitutional rights for the citizens of South Dakota, said state Sen. Larry Rhoden, during floor debate. The bill passed both houses and looked likely to become law. But after being persuaded by law enforcement officials, Gov. Dennis Daugaard vetoed it.
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Thank the many activists, the foresight of the Second Amendment to the Constitution, and the technological innovations that brought about the new media just in time to thwart those attempts.
Excellent comments at the site.
We need to quit regulating based on statistically insignificant emotional events.
As a matter of fact, the 2A wasn’t contingent on future crime stats or perception.
I’m proud to say I will be working at the NRA Gun Show in STL this week..
The only reason for gun regulation is control of the people. That is no longer acceptable. Especially after Fast and Furious. The Government lost any and all credibility in the 2nd Amendment realm over that.
NO MORE GUN CONTROL! EVER!
Ownership of fire arms is a constitutional right, yet roadblocks pop up everywhere when you go to buy a gun. Voting is NOT a constitutional right, yet liberals want voting on the basis of the honor system.
I’m proud to say I was instrumental in teaching 27 women to shoot last Saturday.......
Wishful thinking on the part of the left. That said, we must remain vigilant.
The Dimocrat pupeteers of the predator underclass have heard their cry of frustration that their prey are shooting back.
They want to preserve thekir “entitlement” to rob and rape without resistance.
What's this? The death of St. Skittles should have put a stop to gun rights.
True, but I think it goes beyond this. The government wants totally helpless peasants with their armed enforcers as the only source of actual power to resist anything. They don't care if you're a victim of crime as long as you don't have the capability to resist tyrany.
But if we did that, the leftist agenda would NEVER get anywhere......and the problem of "demagoguery" is precisely what the Founding Fathers intended do avoid with all the checks and balances built into the ORGINAL US Constitution.
What were you referring to? I read the comments at the site, and I didn't see anything too outstanding.
I thought the comments by Too and Garyej were excellent.
All gun control laws violate the right to bear arms. They do nothing to stop criminals from getting guns.
Absolutly true. However, the 2nd amend was not about protecting yourself against individual criminals. It was written so that we can protect ourselves against the biggest criminal organization in the country - a tyrannical government.
You do understand that such legislation is NOT accidental, right?
Drill’s First Law of Headline Hyperbole: if the headline says something like “picks up steam”, it’s wishful thinking and the cause is doomed.
The 2nd amend gives one reason and only one reason to bear arms. It is your right.