MARY SANCHEZ HATES KANSAS CITY 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS AND OPEN CARRY!!!
Our least favorite Latina token has once again decided to spew forth talking points rather than develop any real opinion of her own . . . Which is kinda sad for an opinion columnist . . .
Here's her latest opus:
Mary Sanchez: Loose gun laws arm bad guys as well as good guys
In this column she rants against Kansas City Open Carry gun rights that were the subject of AN ILLEGAL CRACKDOWN BY MAYOR SLY AND CITY COUNCIL THIS WEEK . . .
She repeats the standard line from police who want to ban open carry . . . Sadly, her column doesn't recognize that police HAVE ALSO BEEN WRONG ON PERSONAL LIBERTY ISSUES LIKE THEIR ENDORSEMENT OF ILLEGAL RED LIGHT CAMERAS THAT WERE STRUCK DOWN BY THE MISSOURI SUPREME COURT . . . Of course police have the right to advocate their position, but they're record on local civil liberty issues as of late isn't so hot.
Meanwhile, the Mayor's folksy analogies and anti-gun strategy does nothing less than remain willfully ignorant of Missouri law.
Precedent that proves this point: Gun control laws in Washington D.C. related to the open carry of handguns have been ruled unconstitutional by a judge and gun rights have been restored in the near term.
Even worse and here's a question that neither pundits nor politicos have bothered to answer . . .
WHAT IS IT ABOUT URBAN CORE POPULATION DENSITY THAT VOIDS GUN RIGHTS AND THE 2ND AMENDMENT??? IS THERE SOME CLAUSE IN THE CONSTITUTION THAT SAYS URBAN CORE DENIZENS AREN'T ALLOWED THE SAME, EQUAL GUN RIGHTS AS THEIR RURAL COUNTERPARTS!!!
Moreover . . .
MAYOR SLY IS DOING NOTHING LESS THAN STRIPPING AWAY THE GUN RIGHTS OF THE MINORITY AND URBAN CORE COMMUNITY!!!
NO, I don't plan on practicing "open carry" now or any time in the future . . . But having a politico STEAL AWAY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS WITH ABSOLUTELY NO LEGAL STANDING IS NOTHING LESS THAN CRIMINAL . . . With this move Mayor Sly and the City Council are attacking the Bill of Rights and with little or not benefit to public safety.
Real talk . . . There's really just a small handful of "Open Carry" enthusiasts in Kansas City who meet regularly in public places and cause a bit of a stir but PRESENT ABSOLUTELY NO DANGER to local residents. The overwhelming majority of locals who practice "open carry" are law abiding and contentious gun owners.
Finally, recent history also shows us that gun rights crackdowns have made urban core communities MORE VIOLENT and this attack against lawful gun owners is simply part of the misguided public relations style of governance that has exemplified the current era of City Hall politics. When this measure is overturned, Mayor and Council should not only be ashamed of their dangerous legislation but also apologize to the residents of Kansas City for attacking their freedoms rather than fighting crime.
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