QOTD: Do Guns and Cars Mix?
According to Fox News, Florida Governor Charlie Crist recently signed a bill allowing gun owners to keep their [licensed] firearms in their car– even if their employers previously banned firearms from their property. There are exemptions: schools, prisons, nuclear power plants, military facilities and buildings that store explosives. Boca Raton Democrat Ted Deutch wasn't happy with the new law. "This is an attempt to trample upon the property rights of property owners and attempt to make it more difficult to protect the workers in a workplace and those who visit our retail establishments." Columnist Neil Boortz (Somebody's Got to Say it!) rejects the notion. "I’m sorry, but the individual right to self defense trumps private property rights." Agreed? And if you're a licensed gun owner who exercises proper gun safety, is their anything inherently wrong with keeping a gun in your car?
Geeber, From that last post I would venture to say you know more about the Constitution than the Three Stooges running for president. Kudos.
windswords: And if they soley served in executive branch positions (like governor or mayor) that wouldn't be too bad. But, no, they're all legislators!
windswords, Thank you, but, in all fairness, they aren't as bad as they seem. Working in the legislative arena, I hate to say it, but lots of the "pandering" by members of both parties is because the public just doesn't want to hear the truth about a lot of things. Pch101, I'm sure that we can both find reputable constitutional scholars to support our interpretations. And, given your intelligence and ability to draft succint, on-the-point posts, I'm sure that you can draft rebuttals to whatever I post. We could be at this the rest of the day. I'll leave this discussion by repeating an earlier point. If the Supreme Court, in the Heller case, finds that the second amendment confers an individual right to own a firearm, it will open the door for a rational discussion on regulations and rules designed to improve gun safety, as the "slippery slope" argument against said regulations will be gone. They can be discussed without fear of their proponents moving on to a total gun ban. Which would probably be the best thing that could happen for those who are really interested in improving gun safety. Now, back to cars...