There is no constitutional right to carry a firearm. This is not even close on the constitutional scale — I have a right to carry a firearm wherever I go — it’s just not.
Of Third Way
August 25, 2009
Guns near Obama fuel ‘open-carry’ debate
[This is what I (and others, I forget where I originally saw it) call “Proof by vigorous assertion”. It is most frequently used by two-year olds and in most cases is out-grown by age four. Mr. Kessler’s development was apparently retarded.
The article claims Third Way is “the successor organization to the gun-control group Americans for Gun Safety” (see also the Wikipedia entry). It’s nice that someone in the MSM (in this case MSNBC) is finally admitting AGS was anti-gun rather than an organization that intended to “promote responsible gun ownership”. It’s also interesting that if you go to the AGS Foundation website (http://www.agsfoundation.com/) you are redirected to Third Way and a pop-up informs you:
For current gun safety data and other information, we recommend the American Hunters and Shooters Association, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
For someone to simultaneously recommended AHSA with the Brady Campaign and other anti-gun organizations tells you all you need to know about AHSA–unless you wanted to know how many members this “national grassroots organization has”. According to their Wikipedia entry, in 2005, it was less than 150.–Joe]