Saturday, April 3, 2010

2nd Amendment Saturday

California is one of 10 remaining states (if recent Iowa bill gets signed) that is "may issue" for carrying a concealed weapon. The rest of the states are "shall issue" or have no licensing requirement at all (e.g. Vermont and Alaska). Permits in CA are rare as hens teeth. Some few rural county sheriffs are more generous in issuing but it's the rare sheriff that understands the scientific fact that more Guns equals less crime.

That means Unloaded Open Carry is effectively the only option for most Californians that want to be able to exercise their fundamental right to self defense when outside their home.

There has been a growing number of freemen in CA that have been exercising the law allowing unloaded open carry (UOC). Now the statist's led by State Rep Saldana have started to push back on that and want to take away that freedom as well.

SAN DIEGO - There's an open-carry gun debate brewing. A local assembly woman wants an outright ban of guns in public. Right now you can carrying an unloaded gun, but there's a push to change that.

Our founders thought that being "out and about" while carrying a weapon was perfectly normal.
A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
--- Thomas Jefferson to Peter Carr, 1785. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, (Memorial Edition) Lipscomb and Bergh, editors.

UOC advocates are working to restore that norm. Freeman are free to bear arms. Lacking that freedom they are no longer free.

[The Constitution preserves] the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation...(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
---James Madison,The Federalist Papers, No. 46.

Ms. Saldana,
What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?

Clearly you are afraid to trust the people with arms.
Ergo, you are no friend of liberty. Your legacy will be on the side of tyranny.

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