TFred wrote:According to today's update on LIS, HB 1655, "Firearms; award of court costs, etc., to entity that prevails in action challenging locality" was reported out of the Senate's Courts of Justice committee with an amendment which changes the original:
C. In addition to any other relief provided, the court shall award reasonable attorney fees, expenses, and court costs...
C. In addition to any other relief provided, the court may award reasonable attorney fees, expenses, and court costs...
What's the point in having teeth to deter and punish the abuse and disregard for preemption if you don't have to use them?
Because if the abuser have to pay for their misdeeds, it prevents them from funding further misdeeds in the future.
Remember, innocent until proven guilty is an antiquated concept. You have to prove you are innocent (Hah!) and then have to pay for the privilege of doing so. Afterall, you are speaking out against your government masters and overlords.
Citizenship is highly over-rated. Being a subject is easier for all parties involved. The government says so.