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Open carry movement achieves policy trifecta
DC Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 22 July, 2012 | Mike Stollenwerk

Posted on 07/25/2012 9:03:02 AM PDT by marktwain

Over the last two weeks the open carry movement scored a number of policy wins across America. From South Dakota, to Kansas, and Michigan, the right to open carry firearms is gaining political and legal traction.

On July 10th the Wichita, KS City Council repealed the ordinance banning the open carry of handguns in order to comply with state law. In a subsequent “media advisory,” the Wichita city government explained that the “new ordinance allows for the lawful open carry of a firearm. The only exceptions, as provided by other state and city laws, are City Hall, the Courthouse and various detention facilities, where open carry is still prohibited.”

Then on July 11th Keloland TV News reported that Sioux Falls, SD Mayor Mike Huether rescinded an “Executive Order banning guns on city property. The city attorney said the policy would not hold up if challenged in court . . . Open Carry South Dakota Spokesman Don Hixon said the repeal expands personal freedoms.”

The next day on July 12th a Michigan jury returned a not guilty verdict in the case of a man arrested for “disturbing the peace" for merely open carrying a firearm in public. At Monochus Lex's John Pierce explains that this was yet another case of the police and prosecutors misusing "these 'catch-all' charges to chill the rights of citizens."

And what's going on in other states? Lot's say gun rights experts. Just ask the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation which is having to add a night shift of pistol carry license processors just to keep up with rising demand for pistol carry permits ahead of the legalization of open carry on November 1st, 2012.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; ks; mi; opencarry
Yesterday, a Wisconsin jury returned a not guilty verdict for open carry in a vehicle. They only took 30 minutes to reach the verdict. The police claimed that the firearm was concealed.
1 posted on 07/25/2012 9:03:14 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: shibumi
Best blogger name EVER.
2 posted on 07/25/2012 9:06:13 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: marktwain

New Mexico has always had open carry, but it is extremely rare to find anyone taking advantage of it.

3 posted on 07/25/2012 9:12:29 AM PDT by pallis
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To: humblegunner

LMAO! That truly IS one of the best blogger names I’ve ever seen.

4 posted on 07/25/2012 9:13:16 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: humblegunner

Speechless, I am.

5 posted on 07/25/2012 9:33:50 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: rarestia

What is this name? I can’t seem to see it.

6 posted on 07/25/2012 9:59:30 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Mike Stollenwerk

7 posted on 07/25/2012 10:10:52 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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