Friday, April 16, 2010

How's THIS for some good news?

Arizona to allow concealed weapons without permit

Governor Brewer signs legislation into law

Starting later this summer, U.S. citizens 21 and older can begin carrying a concealed firearm without a permit in Arizona.

Gov. Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1108 into law Friday afternoon. It eliminates the requirement for a concealed-carry weapons permit, but does require gun owners to accurately answer if an officer asks them if they are carrying weapon concealed. It also allows officers to temporarily confiscate a weapon while they are talking to an individual, including during a traffic stop.

"I believe strongly in the individual rights and responsibilities of a free society, and as governor I have pledged a solemn and important oath to protect and defend the Constitution," Brewer said in a news release. "I believe this legislation not only protects the Second Amendment rights of Arizona citizens, but restores those rights as well."....

Life can be decent sometimes, eh?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"...bare the secrets of the government and inform the people..."

"The Press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of the government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people."

-- Justice Hugo L. Black, (1886-1971), US Supreme Court Justice. [New York Times v. Unites States (Pentagon Papers) 1971]