Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cold Dead Hands

Who cares about our 4th Amendment rights like when updated FISA laws that sought to allow warrantless wiretaps were being debated in Congress.  Very few around here seemed too concerned. But God forbid someone messes with the 2nd Amendment. And to show just how much our residents want to feel like they are still in the old west, South Dakota set a record for the number of concealed weapons permits that were issued this year.
A record number of concealed weapons permits were issued by the state of South Dakota than any previous year, according to a news release by Secretary of State Chris Nelson.

According to Nelson, 15,029 permits were issued by sheriffs statewide. That's nearly 17 percent more than the previous record of 12,855 issued in 2006. There are slightly less than 50,000 concealed weapons permit holders in south Dakota.

Be sure and remember that stat the next time someone cuts you off on 41st street and you feel like giving them the bird in retaliation as he might be one of the almost 10% of South Dakotan's carrying a concealed heater to prop up their manhood. Do you feel lucky punk?

UPDATE 1/1: I knew it wouldn't be long before someone took exception to this and The Constant Conservative didn't disappoint. He brought up a 10 plus year old murder case as an example of how concealed weapons are needed for our personal safety. Because as we all know, South Dakota is so dangerous and states that allow concealed weapons are so much safer.

I am not quite sure how this line in the 2nd Amendment, "a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." translates into 50,000 South Dakotans having the right to carry a concealed weapon but I am sure Mr

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