Re: Here it comes....
So what was this man supposed to do? Go to a movie theater, unarmed, even though a shooting had just occurred at one? I don't know about you, but I thought self defense was a human right, and I thought the right to keep and bear arms was protected by the United States Constitution. In my opinion, your rights don't stop at your property line. You have a right to free speech, you have a right to legal representation, the right to freely practice your religious beliefs. Why should your right to keep and bear arms end at your doorstep? The law that this town of Thornton, Colorado, has is unconstitutional. It restricts this man's Second Amendment rights enumerated in the Constitution.
How come a state, or a town in this instance, can override Federal law with regard to the carrying of arms, yet when a state tries to pass a law to fight illegal aliens coming in, it is unconstitutional because it overrides Federal law? Seems like they want to have their cake and eat it too.
I like the law we have here in Wisconsin. You take the class, pay for the permit, your criminal record is checked, if you come up clean, the DOJ mails you a permit. I'm pretty sure it's good for 5 years. It's valid throughout the State of Wisconsin. I'm also pretty sure that if you have a valid permit in your state of residence, it is honored in Wisconsin as well. You can pretty much carry into anywhere except police stations, courthouses, or places with no gun signs.
I think it's kind of silly we can open carry with no permit, yet we need a permit to conceal carry, but hey it's better than if that idiot Tom Barrett would have won and either vetoed the legislation like Doyle, or would have passed that "may issue" BS like California has.
Samuel Adams once said, "among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life, secondly to liberty, thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can."
Last edited by hogger129; 07-31-2012 at 10:21 AM..