Monday, March 17, 2003

Some people have seemed glad that Colorado has passed a CCW law. I do not understand the reason for joy as the old CCW system was in many ways better than this new one. But let me remind ya'll of something concerning the idea of begging governmental permission while paying a fee to not be arrested for the exercise of a Right

"A state may not impose a charge for the enjoyment of a right granted by the federal constitution... The power to impose a license tax on the exercise of these freedoms is indeed as potent as the power of censorship which this Court has repeatedly struck down... a person cannot be compelled 'to purchase, through a license fee or a license tax, the privilege freely granted by the constitution.' —MURDOCK V. PENNSYLVANIA 319 US 105 (1942)"

Just some food for thought. For related reading on CCW & Rights I invite you to look here & here.

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