With most of the country typically focused on national politics, Washington D.C. and what the Obama administration is doing, it appears once again the states are quietly leading a great revolution.
Just 25 years ago few people had the full right to open or conceal carry a loaded firearm in public – but that is changing.
As the tortoise and the hare story went…”slow and steady wins the race.” A recent Gun Digest article points out that in 1986 16 states would not issue carry permits. Today – none remain. Yes, ZERO in 2013. Moreover, there are now five states that have what is called a “Constitutional Carry” where there is not any documented requirement. Until 2003, there was only one state that allowed this – Vermont – and until 2010 there were only two states – Vermont and Alaska. So the number has gone up five times in a decade! Imagine 25 states in another decade!!
Clearly, this type of liberty-minded political activism to protect and preserve the right to keep and bear arms can and should be applied to all aspects of federal legislative and federal judicial overreach, whether it be the National Security Administration spying on all citizens violating the 4th Amendment, Obamacare violating our right to free choice in health care, illegal acts by the EPA to control what wood stoves we buy or federal agents unconstitutionally punishing people who grow a plant.
In the end we must learn that all good change comes from the bottom (from “we the people) and flows upward to Washington DC! Today we see a growing movement by the people, working through their states to limit federal power. Let’s continue the trend. Remember, you cannot fix the problems in America through Washington D.C. Washington D.C. IS the problem!
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