Tuesday, October 14, 2003

There could be trouble in Denver. Rick Stanley is pretty fed up with judges who want him to do jail time for openly carrying a firearm, so he's saying he simply won't go. He's got 700+ people who say they'll back him up if law enforcement officers attempt to attack or arrest him. In addition he's talking of issuing warrants for the judges' arrest.

Yep, he sounds like he's a little touched. But if a judge found you guilty of doing something protected by two constitutions, wouldn't you be as well?

I hope it works out for him. Despite his ideas & character being less than perfect (to put it kindly) he is correst that judges should not be able to send a person to jail merely for exercising their Rights.

& honestly, can you say you've never thought it would come down to this?

Stanely may be a bit touched, & it's entirely possible that he'd lose his life. But some things are worth more than life itself, aren't they? It's just a question of what those things are to each person. For Rick it seems to be better to shoot it out with the cops than do time for exercising a Right guaranteed to him twice.

I'll try to keep y'all posted.
Run, don't walk to The Smallest Minority. He has a post up concerning the NRA's challenge to the D.C. gun ban. He asserts it's not really a challenge when the NRA is arguing for gun registration & restricted access.

I'm sure I'll post more on this at some point.