Oppressive laws to bite the dust

The Ohio Senate overrode the anti-gun bigot Ohio Governor who vetoed a common sense gun law on concealed carry. It will be months or perhaps years before the cities and counties actually obey the law and stop persecuting people who choose to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed rights (the Ohio state Constitution is more clear than the Federal Constitution on the matter of the right to keep and bear arms). But it’s a downhill fight for a while.

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Something I noticed in the articles is that they were all very factual. No “blood in the streets” rhetoric. Just this from the bigot Toby Hoover who has been in the news for years wailing about how dangerous people are if they exercise their rights:

The Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, which opposes concealed carry, accused lawmakers of giving in to the powerful and politically generous National Rifle Association.

“The passage of HB 347 and the override of Gov. Taft’s veto is an appalling arrogance against the will of and respect for the people of Ohio to govern themselves,” executive director Toby Hoover said in a statement.

It’s an emotional appeal but it is not the usual stuff said about gun owners being a threat to humanity. Very nice.

Congratulations to the people of Ohio that have been working on this for many years. Take a week off to celebrate then get back to work. There is still lots to be done.

4 thoughts on “Oppressive laws to bite the dust

  1. “The passage of HB 347 and the override of Gov. Taft’s veto is an appalling arrogance against the will of and respect for the people of Ohio to govern themselves,”

    That is SO funny! By giving the people the freedom and ability to protect themselves, we are preventing them from governing themselves? How much more “governing themselves” can you get?

    I’m sure he doesn’t see this, though.

  2. GunGeek, you are exactly correct but it’s not entirely obvious from just reading this one quote. Some people could read it slightly different and give Hoover the benefit of the doubt about her sanity. There should be no doubt. Read this from the Ohio Cease Fire website (http://www.ohioceasefire.org/pr.html):

    “The passage of HB 347 and the override of Governor Taft’s veto is an appalling arrogance against the will of and the respect for the people of Ohio to govern themselves. These representatives and senators will be remembered for the rights they took away from Ohioans in favor of the gun lobby.”

    The newspaper cleaned it up so Hoover has the possibility of appearing sane.

    Hoover, BTW, is a woman. I thought I remembered that and found this article that backs it up: http://www.daytondailynews.com/o/content/oh/story/opinions/columns/ddn082706mary.html

  3. People are supposed to be dangerous.

    Yesterday the family was at the Montery Bay Aquarium. There, they have a one year old great white shark and are doing their level best to reverse the “bad press” that Benchley’s “Jaws” gave to the great white.

    Thew called the great white (along with the wolves) an Apex Preditor. On the way home I asked the question: “What does that make man, who with appropriate tools and tactics can kill anything?”

    Are we the Super Apex Predator?

    Elsewhere I am invovled in a discussion on the feminization of the christian male.

    Ask the money changers if Jesus was safe…

    We are built to be dangerous AND caring.

    It is this tension that the GFW types cannot grasp.

  4. “…an appalling arrogance against the will of and respect for the people of Ohio to govern themselves”

    I think Ms. Hoover is referring to the polls that purport that the majority of Ohioans don’t support a state preemption law.
    It is this kind of rhetoric that absolutely drives me crazy. So what if 99.999% of the population is for some unconstitutional law. It doesn’t matter. The essence of our Republic is that some issues are beyond democratic debate, that we have essential liberties that are not debatable or up to a vote. The right to bear arms is recognized in the U.S. and Ohio constitutions and this new law is a step in the right direction in bringing Ohio law in line with those documents.

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