AR-15 At Rally

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 04 Sep 2009 01:03:16 GMT  <== RKBA ==> 

Alan Korwin's page nine - a reminder that there is no Arizona law allowing open carry of firearms. But that doesn't mean the folks who did so outside the Obama rally were breaking any law. There is no law respecting the open carry of firearms in Arizona, hence it is by default allowed.

Of course, this should be the case with concealed carry as well, in all fifty states and in every city and town. Every law to the contrary is unconstitutional on its face. Every arrest enforcing such a law should be prosecuted as kidnapping, a capital offense.

The lamestream media told you:

Armed individuals attended the recent Obama rally in Phoenix, and the guns may have actually been loaded. Reporters nationwide expressed shock, dismay, incredulity and were generally stunned by the occurrence, but did note, for example:

"There is an open carry law that makes this perfectly legal in the state of Arizona." --Ed Henry, White House Correspondent, CNN.

"This is perfectly legal in the state of Arizona because they have an open carry law." --Rick Sanchez, anchor, CNN.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Arizona does NOT have an open carry law.

Arizona has its Constitution in operation. Big difference. This means open carry is not (and cannot be) banned. There is no law "allowing" citizens to have this right (a detestable statist perspective by the way, government has no power to "allow" us to have arms), people here simply have this right, since statehood (1912). The Uninvited Ombudsman wrote the plain-English Arizona Gun Owner's Guide (going into its 24th Edition in October) so he knows of what he speaks.

What Arizona does have is a concealed-carry ban, infringing on the public's right to keep and bear arms discreetly. This situation was adjusted, by a law of questionable constitutionality, "allowing" the government to issue permission slips to people willing to sign up for permits to discreetly exercise their rights. To get a permission slip you must fill out an application, take a class, pass two tests, pay a steep tax called a "fee," give up your fingerprints, get listed in the criminal database, be certified by the FBI, be issued an expiration date and carry around "your papers" (actually, a plastic card). Yes, there are similarities to what blacks had to endure to exercise the right to vote in the early part of last century, which has since been declared totally unconstitutional.

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