Skip to comments.Open carry movement achieves policy trifecta
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On July 10th the Wichita, KS City Council repealed the ordinance banning the open carry of handguns in order to comply with state law.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Then on July 11th Keloland TV News reported that Sioux Falls, SD Mayor Mike Huether rescinded an Executive Order banning guns on city property.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 OpenCarry.org'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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New Mexico has always had open carry, but it is extremely rare to find anyone taking advantage of it.
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