Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Minnesota Court of Appeals Ruling

I just read an April 12, 2005 U.S. Newswire Release that told about the Minnesota Court of Appeals decision to uphold a lower court decision that killed the states 2003 concealed weapons law. It was ruled that the law had been unlawfully passed. Mary Heller, president of the Minnesota Million Moms said that it never would have passed in the first place without the sneaky maneuvering of the NRA. The concealed carry law passed after it was attached to a natural resources bill that dealt with ice houses and snowmobiles. Under Minnesota law unrelated matters cannot be attached to a bill.

I guess the oral argument on the case got a little heated when the pro-Second Amendment lobbyist used the term liberal or activist judges. That could have been interesting if you'd have been there to see it. That is not the reason I decided to mention this article. I'm really sorry to hear that the honest citizens of Minnesota will no longer be able to defend themselves, but there is another reason for this posting. At the very end of the article it says, "As the nation's largest, non-partisan, grassroots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence, the Brady Campaign, working with its dedicated network of Million Mom March Chapters, is devoted to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in our communities". That is not what I see the Brady Campaign or the Million Mom Chapters doing. As far as I'm concerned these two organizations are doing every thing they can do to disarm all honest United States citizens. I feel their main goal is to create a safer working environment for thugs, thieves, rapists and murderers. They have managed to get that done in Minnesota.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger ML said...

Do you understand the reason for the 2nd amendment? At the time it was written guns were the great equalizer--a well armed collection of citizans could physically challenge or cancel out a government gone bad. They had just rebelled against what they considered tyrants and they wanted to be certain thier new government could not become another corrupt entity that bullied its subjects at will. That's what our founding fathers were trying to accomplish with this law.

Unless the discussion is about this, what's the point? What principle makes guns important to you? "The left" at least has a coherent argument against guns--they are, literally, killing machines. I support the 2nd amendment for the above, logical reason, i.e., as insurance against abuse of power. What's your reason? Is it Freudian?

8:14 AM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

You are correct when the Second Amendment was ratified it was meant to protect United States citizens from a tyrannical government, and that is ONE of the reasons I support the Second Amendment. I'm afraid our society has changed since our Founding Fathers time. As our population increases there seem to be more and more people that would rather steal than work for a living.I happen to feel that the honest citizen has a right to protect their self, their family and their property from thugs, thieves, murderers and rapist. Firearms are not just killing machines. They are tools to be used for self defense, and they are used for just that purpose many times a day by law abiding citizens all across this country, check out,

God Bless America, God Save The Republic

1:06 PM  
Blogger ML said...

hey go to my site, I would be interested to know what you think, especially of the "get educated" portion.

Uh, I have lived mostly in economically depressed areas and although I have dealt a great deal with lowlifes, I have never wished I had a gun. this rationale sounds like media induced paranoia to me.

Yes, firearms are killing machines--unless you are saying that they may be merely maiming machines. But the point is that their function is solely to do damage. Do you use your gun drive nails?

4:22 PM  
Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

The right to own a firearm is important. However, it doesn't give people the right to use it for anything other than defense (and a little hunting for wabbit now and then.) Perhaps that's off the topic, but then again it IS the topic. Cheers!

8:17 AM  

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