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Virginia Tech: Lefty AZ columnist continues to get it

Discussion in 'Legal' started by AZRickD, Apr 19, 2007.

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  1. AZRickD

    AZRickD Member

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    http://www.azcentral.com/news/columns/articles/0419montini0419.html

    You may wish to send kudos to Ed at ed.montini@arizonarepublic.com

    Background:
    I was interviewed by local left-of-center columnist Ed Montini back in 2000, when we were dealing with the Arizona Dept of Revenue trying to keep a rape victim (and DoRev employee) from using Arizona's weapons checking statute as her rapist-father was due to be released and placed in a half-way house one block away.

    http://free_arizona.tripod.com/montini.htm

    I was frankly amazed that he came down on our side back then (while I suffered some arrows from his quiver.)

    And now, today's article featuring Ed's interview of Alan Korwin of http://www.gunlaws.com on the topic of Virginia Tech and the similar situation in Arizona's campi:
    Reach Montini at ed.montini@arizonarepublic.com or (602) 444-8978. Read his blog at montiniblog.azcentral.com.
     
  2. AZRickD

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    One shameless bump... :evil:

    Rick
     
  3. ACP

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    Damn... that's actually sensible.
     
  4. Chad

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    I emailed Ed Montini expressing my sincere gratitude for him speaking out.
    And I asked him to consider that college students that have qualified for permits should also be allowed the right to self defense.
     
  5. crebralfix

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    Just carry the gun and shut up about it.
     
  6. AZRickD

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    One can do that, or advise others to do that, while still fighting to change bad laws.

    Rick
     
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    That might be illegal. And if the student is caught they could lose their right to carry and possibly even own a gun.
     
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    More likely a violation of POLICY rather than illegal, unless the regents' rules have been codified in law.

    Same situation in Virginia--a violation of college rules, not statute.

    TC
     
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    That's a good way to get jailed and denied a college education, to say nothing of the felony causing inability to ever go legally armed again. Big, big risk, that "test case" route.

    This article is right on the money. No in-your-face attack can be stopped by dial-a-prayer. In such situations, people's ability to defend themselves is of paramount importance. In reality, it often is the only thing that can stop the attack. To have that ability forcibly taken away is illegal and unconstitutional. It should be criminal. No two ways about it.

    It's not that having a few hundred armed persons on a 20000-student campus would necessarily stop such incidents. However, it would allow people to choose for themsleves whether to take charge of their own security for those times when they're not standing right next to an armed, uniformed police officer. That question is of life and death importance to the person being attacked.
     
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    There are a lot of left wing pro-self defense people out there. All kinds. Dems, open Socialists, agrarian communists, IWW commies, anarcho-communists, greens, you name it. Left wing doesn't = pacifist.
     
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