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    thought you guys (gals too) may want to see this........

    I'm still getting these, but, nonetheless, it's not open carry, not too often you see a federal judge take this kind of approach to a sheriff doing what he did. This is just my first reading, so I really don't know all the facts.

    Dear Paul,
    I’ve got exciting news to share with you.
    In Iowa, a Federal judge has ordered the Osceola County Sheriff to issue a concealed handgun permit to a political activist and take a remedial course on Free Speech and the 1st Amendment.
    Iowa Gun Owners member Paul Dorr, father of IGO director Aaron Dorr, successfully sued Osceola County Sheriff Douglas Weber, after his ccw permit application was denied.
    Sheriff Weber testified that he denied Dorr’s permit application because of Dorr's political activities and views -- the same grassroots activism that gun owners like you participate in with the National Association for Gun Rights.
    In the ruling Federal District Judge Mark Bennett said: “In denying Paul a concealed weapons permit, Sheriff Weber single-handedly hijacked the First Amendment and nullified its freedoms and protections. Ironically, Sheriff Weber, sworn to uphold the Constitution, in fact retaliated against a citizen of his county who used this important freedom of speech and association precisely in the manner envisioned by the founding members of our nation ...”
    As a result of his outrageous infringement upon Mr. Dorr’s rights, Sheriff Weber was ordered by Judge Bennett to complete a college level course on the U.S. Constitution, “including -- at least in part -- a discussion of the First Amendment.” Sheriff Weber is also required to file an affidavit proving his completion of the course with the court.
    This is a huge victory for the right-to-carry in Iowa.
    Congratulations are due to Paul Dorr and Iowa Gun Owners for this important victory.
    You can read more about the lawsuit and Judge Bennett’s ruling on the National Association for Gun Rights' blog.
    For liberty,

    Dudley Brown
    Executive Director
    Last edited by Paul E. Blouin; 07-17-2010 at 02:05 PM.

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    Good Article

    I especially like the quotes at the bottom:

    I'll close with a few quotes that are circulating around the Internet in the vain hope that the Progressives among us will recognize their truth:
    • Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.
    • An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
    • Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.
    • Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.
    • You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.
    • The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.
    • Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.
    And finally: a free man cannot be defeated. He can only be killed. That becomes a much easier task if you've disarmed him first.

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