Thursday, July 2, 2015

Open Carry and Being Politically Smart

So the Delaware Legislature just passed a bill allowing local municipalities to ban open carry in government buildings.  Basically, this is something that wasn't even on the radar until folks started OC'ing to public meetings.

Ideally we should be able to CCW or OC without any permit, any place we like.  Reality says otherwise, especially in a Democratically controlled state that, like it or not, can legislatively steamroll gun owners.

Call me an anti / fud or whatever, but in my mind it makes no sense to galvanize people against us, especially in DE, where we are behind enemy territory and, frankly, extremely lucky not to be as screwed as say, MD or NY.  The introduction and passage of this bill was entirely predictable, and brought about entirely due to the actions of certain Open Carry folks.  On the other hand, I'm happy to read the bill and see that it's not a sweeping ban and is actually, dare I say.......reasonable.

HB 192

1 comment:

Jeff the Baptist said...

You'd have a point if getting a CCW in Delaware wasn't regulated within an inch of it's life. Training requirement, fingerprinting, required newspaper ads, and after all that work the permit is may issue so they can just say no.

As it is, I think OC in Delaware is very reasonable.