Vermont Carry in Colorado?

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 03 Feb 2004 13:00:00 GMT
Concerning Janet's breast, I'll tell a little story. In 1983, I lived for six months, April to November, in the Black Forest region of Germany, near the town of Lahr, in the Rhine Valley. It was a farming and grape-growing area. On two occasions, my landlady, who I called "Oma" (grandmother) showed me a front-page newspaper photo showing a high-school-aged girl baring her breasts. The tone of it was sort of like, "look what we grew", as you would say about your prize squash or pig. Most days after work, I went to a pond where almost nobody wore clothes. It was not titallating or exciting. Rather, it was very relaxing to be out in the sun with no clothes on, even being the only circumcised male on the beach. Americans are prudes. Europeans have a much healthier attitude about nudity. People have bodies. Get over it.

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# Rocky Mountain Gun Owners - Vermont/Alaska law introduced in Colorado - if the "Colorado Freedom to Carry Act" passes into law, Colorado will join Vermont and Alaska in allowing concealed carry without a permit. Unfortunately, it will likely die in committee, but it's nice to see someone working towards it. [publicola]

"The US and Colorado Constitutions ensure our right to keep and bear arms, and in our modern society bearing arms for self-defense is best envisioned by thinking of a woman with a revolver in her purse," said Brophy, a first-term lawmaker from Eastern Colorado. "Alaska and Vermont citizens aren't required to jump through the hoops and hurdles of a bureaucratic and expensive permit system. Colorado legislators need to trust citizens as much as Alaska legislators do."

The measure, House Bill 1281, doesn't get rid of the permit process that was passed in the 2003 legislative session. Instead, it merely specifies that citizens who can legally possess handguns under state and federal law -- by definition, law-abiding citizens -- can carry concealed.

"To those who already have or want a concealed handgun permit, this bill changes nothing," Brophy said. "They may want to keep their permits so they can have reciprocity with other states that recognize Colorado's permitting system. However, many citizens can't afford to pay for the expensive training, fingerprinting and bureaucratic process the 2003 law created. And frankly, they shouldn't have to."

# Dave Kopel at National Review - Erasing a Clinton Legacy - the omnibus appropriations bill that just passed the senate clarifies that the National Instant Check System (NICS) may not be used to register gun owners. It requires that background checks of lawful gun owners be destroyed within 24 hours. Whether Ashcroft's brownshirts will obey this law, however, is not covered by the article. Mr. Kopel believes that the other Clinton legacy, the so-called "assault weapons" ban, will be allowed to sunset in September. I hope he's right. If our "representatives" renew it, I think they should suffer some unintended consequences. [lrtdiscuss]

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