Saturday, April 17, 2010

This is what -increasing- freedom looks like.

Canadians are so used to losing freedoms I thought it would be educational to look at the alternative, gaining back a freedom. Arizona just passed a new law allowing concealed carry of a firearm WITHOUT a license. So now in Arizona there are no state requirements for a license to own or carry a pistol at all. None.

Now let us see which of the usual suspects are viewing with alarm this return of a basic right to the citizen:

Some police officials are concerned the law will lead to more accidental gun discharges from people untrained in firearm safety, or that shooters in stressful situations will accidentally strike innocent bystanders with stray bullets.

Yes, some "police officials" are concerned that the stupid sheeple will hurt themselves on the sharp edges, now that the padding has been removed.

However, the measure was supported by police unions representing rank-and-file officers, who said their best friend on the streets is a law-abiding citizen equipped to protect themselves or others.

Whereas the guys on the sharp end know who's going to back them up when it all hits the fan.

A Democratic leader, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, of Phoenix, said the bill deprives law enforcement of a tool "to separate good guys from the bad guys." With a permit requirement, police encountering a person with a concealed gun but no permit had reason to suspect that person was not a law-abiding citizen, she said.

Democrats really like the "guilty until proven innocent" way they do things in France. That's why they like permits and stuff, so they can make you prove your credentials at every turn to make SURE you're not a bad guy this week. Because people go whacky you know, we are all just one bad-hair day away from going postal and killing a mall full of nuns.

But anyway, there you go. Official policy in Arizona, people are free to carry any damn gun they want, when they want, how they want, so long the property owner does not expressly forbid firearms on his property.

Say, that's like two rights in one! right to self defense and the right to control what happens on your own property. Wow. What a freakin' concept!

No comments: