Monday, December 08, 2008

Legal Open Carry

LawDog reminds us of a few pertinent facts.

...Vermont has NO LAWS whatsoever regulating the carry of firearms, neither does Alaska. Citizens can open carry in those states without any interference by way of the Government -- at all.

When was the last time you heard of multiple street-corner gunfights in either of those two states?

In addition, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Arizona, New Mexico, Kentucky, West Virgina and Virginia already allow the open carry of firearms with neither permit nor licence required to do so.

I don't know about y'all, but when it comes to running gun battles on street corners, South Dakota and Wyoming aren't the first places that comes to mind.

He's right. Running gun-battles on street corners happen in Milwaukee. A lot.


Scott said...

Are you suggesting that the more liberal gun laws of Vermont or Alaska are the cause of their low gun violence?

Amy said...

I think that's only part of it. What this post - and tons of other evidence - does is dispell the notion that states with liberal gun laws turn into a modern-day O-K Corral.