I am pleased to report that my misgivings were groundless--Governor Schweitzer did indeed sign HB 246 into law on April 15th. That's the good news. On the less positive side of the ledger is the fact that the real fight--the one with the federal government, is still ahead.That's today's St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner. Hope y'all like it.
The feds, of course, tend to look with strong disfavor on attempts to take away from them powers that they are accustomed to exercising--including those powers for which they have no Constitutionally justified authority. Gun legislation is one such power. That's right--this is not a Second Amendment issue--nor primarily one, anyway. What is at issue here is the Tenth Amendment. [More]
I've gotten two or three emails from folks troubled by excruciatingly slow page loads. The only possible culprit I can think of is the digg links I've included to each of my GRE columns. Since I hope my readers go to the GRE page anyway (where I also have the digg links), I suppose I don't really need those links here, so I'm phasing those out, in hopes that page loads will start going a bit faster. My apologies to those who have experienced problems.
Check out other Gun Rights Examiners:
- Atlanta: Restaurant with anti-gun policy saved by a gun
- Austin: Armed gang frees 53 Mexican prisoners: America’s fault, too?
- Boston: No charges in neighbor's death
- Charlotte: Armed self-defense for gun owners, new and old
- Cleveland: Pizza shop owner's life changed forever after fatal shooting
- DC: NATO doctrine in effect: open carry rights in Wisconsin under attack!
- Denver: Why people buy "assault weapons"
- Los Angeles: 9-1-1: Cancel your response.
- Minneapolis: Should gun owners abandon the Republican Party?
- National: Kicking surrendered suspects in the head is inexcusable
- Seattle: NRA gathering in Phoenix this weekend
- Wisconsin: DA decides not to charge armed biker