From David Codrea, Ed Stone has a lot to say about this:
This is another affirmation that Federal Courts are indeed an enemy of freedom and a messenger of tyranny.
Very stupid ruling here:
â€śBut the entire stop took only ten minutes and when Stern realized that he would not be able to confirm the gun license within a reasonable time, he sensibly opted to terminate the stop and release Schubert, but retain the weapon.â€ť
....OK what is sensible aboutconfiscating a personâ€™s private property when there is not even any evidence of wrongdoing, just a non-working gun licensing scheme.
This screams due process to me, but what do I know.
Open Season on Gun Carriers
Atlanta Gun Rights Examiner Ed Stone fleshes out the meaning behind a story we touched on here.
Court upholds police pointing gun at lawful carrier
Is this the reaction concealed carry should bring from the police?
It's open season on gun carriers.
A case out of the First Circuit has some painful lessons for gun carriers in Georgia. A United States Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld the constitutionality of pointing a gun at any citizen daring to carry, lawfully,a concealed weapon in public.
For most people, this would be enough to conclude that they were being harassed for the exercise of a constitutional right, but the officer went further, seizing the attorney's pistol and leaving with it. Officer Stern reasoned that because he could not confirm the "facially valid" license to carry, he would not permit the attorney to carry. Officer Stern drove away with the license and the firearm, leaving the attorney unarmed, dressed in asuit,and alone in what the officer himself argued was a high crime area.
Welcome to the new "right" to bear arms.