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Monday, May 16, 2011

Concealed carry 'compromise' considered in Illinois actually abject surrender

Still, sheriffs are not forever--a county with a rights-supporting sheriff today might have a rights abuser tomorrow. Also, "may issue" invites corruption, in that it gives a sheriff the power to withhold recognition of the Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right to keep and bear arms out of personal dislike for the applicant, or because he wouldn't pay a bribe.

More fundamentally, a right that can be denied at whim is no right at all, but merely a privilege. The Second Amendment is not part of the Bill of Conditional, Arbitrarily Denied Privileges. One hopes and suspects that SAF, NRA and ISRA realize that, and would not drop their lawsuits simply because sheriffs would now have permission to choose to (or not) recognize citizens' Second Amendment rights. [More]
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