May 27, 2004

Utah, Switzerland, St. Tucker & other gun links

Just a round up of a few interesting posts around the blogosphere.

Backroad Blog has a post up that links to this story from the Salt Lake Tribune. The good news is they're talking about dropping the permit requirement for carrying concealed. The bad news is that it's just talk. At least from what the Utah senate majority leader said.

While you're over at Backroad Blog checking out the above linked story, give this one a glance. It's about efforts in Switzerland to stop soldiers (i.e. every citizen of militia age) from keeping their rifles at home.The fools damned fools who thought this up think in ten years or so public pressure could make it happen. Looks like Pro-Tell has their work cut out for them. Incidentally Pro-Tell (as in William Tell) is the Swiss equivalent of the NRA. Their site is is in the three main languages of Switzerland & is perhaps the only firearms related website you can view in French that you should take seriously. But you can view it in German or Italian of that makes things less surreal for you.

No Quarters links to a story about a blogger being harrassed for legally carrying a firearm (also look here). Apperently it was not the first time

There's another reason to get off blogspot: they're running ads for handgun control according to MoparMike.

Les Jones has his Thursday Gun Links #18 up.

Alphecca has been posting his own thoughts instead of his Weekly Check on the bias because he felt there wasn't anything particularly new going on. Read his posts. & leave comments.

& speaking of gay gun nuts, I cannot endure the thought any longer of having a gay gun nut on my blogrool. So I guess I'll have to add another: Right Side of the Rainbow.

Finally, Randy Barnett of the Volokh Conspiracy has an interesting post quoting St. George Tucker's thoughts on certain Rights, such as the Right to Arms. Here's a taste:

"...The congress of the United States possesses no power to regulate, or interfere with the domestic concerns, or police of any state: it belongs not to them to establish any rules respecting the rights of property; nor will the constitution permit any prohibition of arms to the people; or of peaceable assemblies by them, for any purposes whatsoever, and in any number, whenever they may see occasion."

Posted by Publicola at May 27, 2004 05:48 AM

Every time I read something by Barnett, I have to say, "Right On!"

Speaking of Barnett, have you seen the Lysander Spooner site he created?

Posted by: jed at May 27, 2004 05:13 PM

I am still not sure if they use what I have posted, or just random stuff. It pisses me off that they have been running ads for Waffles and gun control...

Posted by: Moparmike at May 28, 2004 05:20 PM
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