Wednesday, 27 April 2005
|1703 - The politicians get one right|
The Minnesota shall-issue concealed carry law that was thrown out last year on a technicality looks like it'll get reinstated, according to this article in today's Minneapolis Star-Tribune. It seems the politicians have realized something that the rest of us have known for a long time: the problems hysterical anti-gunners scream about haven't happened here any more than they've happened in the 37 other states where shall-issue carry laws have been passed.
I just hope the Minnesota Senate doesn't screw with it too much. It's a good law as it stands.
current mood: impressed
current music: The Doors - Love Her Madly
My friends in Minnesota that own uzis will be happy to hear about this. Don't worry, they live far away from you and around the Twin Cities. :-P
1. What's "DFL" stand for in the context of the article?
2. What's the text of the law that is being reinstated (a link to the minnesota congress website and a resolution number will be sufficient)?
3. What's the technicality that had the old law thrown out?
1) Democrat-Farmer-Labor Party, the Minnesota party that was formed when the Farmer-Labor party merged with the Democrats many years ago.
2) Hm. The actual bill under consideration
merely reenacts an existing law that the court threw out, but doesn't contain the text of that law. The text of the law as adopted
is still online, though.
3) The old law was thrown out because the appeals court held that it was passed in violation of a provision in the state constitution that a bill must pertain to only one subject. This is controversial, since it's a standard tactic in passing legislation, and there have been calls for reviewing other laws passed in the same manner.
Ah, if only the clause were enforced more universally. And if only such a thing existed at the federal level.