Monday, July 16, 2007

Good News for Gun Owners

The past week or so has seen a couple of very good developments for those of us who cherish liberty and the Second Amendment.

First - The Tiahrt Amendment which protects the privacy of law-abiding gun owners remains in force. Mayor Bloomberg speerheaded an effort to do away with the Tiahrt Amendment in an attempt to gain access to firearm sales records.

Second - Parker vs District of Columbia is off to the Supreme Court.


By Lyle Denniston

Local government officials in Washington, D.C., announced Monday they will appeal to the Supreme Court in a major test case on the meaning of the Second Amendment. The key issue in the coming petition will be whether the Amendment protects an individual right to have guns in one's home -- an issue on which there is now a clear conflict among federal Circuit Courts.
This is great news and could be the start of reversing some of the draconian firearms laws that are in effect throughout the country.

Of course, the Mayor of DC opened his mouth and confirmed that he is an idiot.

The Mayor said: "We have made the determination that this law can and should be defended and we are willing to take our case to the highest court in the land to protect the city's residents. Our handgun law has saved countless lives -- keeping guns out of the hands of those who would hurt others or themselves."
I'm sorry Mayor, but, don't you read the statistics? Don't you know that your city has one of the highest murder rates in the country? Are you daft? Laws that prohibit the free citizen from protecting themselves from the goblins that you allow to roam free on the streets to absolutely nothing to curb violence. As a matter of fact, the statistics pretty much proves the opposite true.

Mayor Fenty, if you really want to do your constituents a service, leave the good and free citizens alone. Allow the citizens to protect themselves, and do something about the source of the problem, the goblins who own your streets.


Third - It seems that OSHA has seen the light and "...will significantly revise a recent proposal for new “explosives safety” regulations that caused serious concern among gun owners." For more on this story, go to Blogonomicon.

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