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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Alabama needs no compromise on Second Amendment
Robert Kennedy of BamaCarry was lawfully carrying a holstered weapon and exercising his right to vote when he was denied and arrested on November 4, 2014. This was a clear violation of both 13A-11-50 and Alabama voting laws. He was arraigned on December 11 for the ridiculous charges of voting obstruction (his was the only vote obstructed) and the possession of a firearm at certain places. He pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to go before District Judge Ronald E. Jackson on March 4.
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I think there are signs at voting places forbidding firearms, are there not? I carry my concealed pistol in voting places and, because it is concealed, no one says anything about it. I also carry my CONCEALED firearm into businesses, not places controlled by government, where there are such signs, because I know I won't get a pat down or have to go through a metal detector. I think it was ridiculous for him to carry openly at a voting place.
It's WRONG and WRONGHEADED to claim a person must GIVE UP one right in order to exercise another.
If you exercise your Fifth, say refuse to testify against yourself, can government then deny you a trial? Or say, do you lose fourth amendment protections because you remain silent?
If you exercise your right to choose your religion and wear a cross or skullcap, you cannot vote? Cannot own a gun? If you attend a protest, you cannot then have your home protected from quartering soldiers?
And to the first comment.....
Thanks for demonstrating your collectivist bona fides! Your appetite for others liberty is shining brightly. You claim YOUR right to carry concealed - and aim to deny another's to carry openly. Sad. Sad. Sad. You don't even see your own usurpation.
Here's how it works mmmmmmk?
You want to chose concealed? Great! Do so.
He wants to choose open? Great! Do so.
It's called individual liberty, try it sometime.
December 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM
Are you a supporter of those "reasonable" gun control laws?
The Constitution grants government no such power.
You think it was ridiculous for him to exercise his rights under the law, openly, in spite of signage that was itself illegal? And I suppose you don't find it ridiculous that illegal signs were posted at the polling place?
I believe it depends on the venue the voting place is located in.If it is in private property like a church the church may post the property.Or if the property meets the security measures clause forced on the public so the open carry loons could get their open carry on or is a on a short list of secure buildings/locations in the statutes then carrying is not illegal.
I think he was stupid to "exercise that right" in a place where he knew he would get arrested. That's what I meant when I said "ridiculous". You guys can use "logic" all you want, but the law is the law, regardless. Personally, I don't want to have a criminal record.
- Old Greybeard
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