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What's funny is when the (Sarah) Brady Center argued in court to ban concealed carry in national parks, they argued that "the Bradys… are now concerned for their personal safety ... and cannot fully enjoy their visits to certain [places] because they feel less safe.” Talk about straining at the gnat and swallowing the camel.
1 month, 1 week ago on Visiting Arizona park on Mexican border requires armed escort
My dad told me that hucksters made fortunes selling bogus "personal sanitation kits" in the '50s after black people were legally allowed to use common drinking fountains and rest rooms in Dixie. Ridiculous expenses incurred by unreasonable phobics are their own fault, not the fault of the third parties who are finally having their civil rights recognized.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.emergencymgmt.com/safety/Concealed-Weapons-Law-Costs-Idaho-Colleges-3M.html
@JohnOrendorff The ammo companies are all whining that they have been operating near capacity for years. It's like none of their dictionaries include the word "expansion." Under free market principles, this is where we would start seeing the birth of new ammo companies. Clearly there is money to be made here in unfulfilled civilian sales, yet it is being left on the table. How long do we have to wait?
1 year, 11 months ago on Obama Buys Gun Ammo So That We Cannot
But mechanically, this is NO DIFFERENT from farm price supports -- the government "buys up surplus" or pays farmers not to grow stuff, and the price remains high. Thus, it can be gamed the same way farm price supports are gamed. Unlike farmers, ammo manufacturers are NOT looking for higher base prices, so they can expand operations, produce more ammo, and get rich (off your tax money, to be sure, but whatever). Unlike farmers, ammo manufacturers aren't constrained by the finite land they own and finite growing seasons. Unlike farmers, ammo manufacturers have not signed any agreements NOT to make MORE and sell it on the open market. And finally, ammo manufacturers have a CHOICE not to take these gigantic orders from the government if they don't want to.
"An officer or employee of the federal government may not enforce..."
Seriously? "Federal?" Not "state?"
This looks like a MAJOR typo. A state law can't prescribe what employees of the FEDERAL government can or can't do.
2 years, 1 month ago on 2nd Amendment Preservation Act Passes Utah House, 49-17 – Tenth Amendment Center Blog