The 2nd Amendment is on quite a winning streak. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks ruled in favor of the people and struck down Arkansas’ concealed carry law that banned legal resident aliens from obtaining licenses to carry concealed carry weapons.
Second Amendment Foundation Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb called it “yet another victory in [the] effort to expand 2nd Amendment protections in the U.S.” Unfortunately, he did not note that the victory will not be complete until the oligarchy recognizes that the only permit needed is the 2nd Amendment itself.
The suit that led to Brooks’ ruling was filed by Martin Pot (pronounced Pote), a citizen of the Netherlands who has lived in the U.S. since 1986. Arkansas law allowed Pot to own weapons and keep them in his residence but forbade him from obtaining a CCL, which prevented him from “legally” carrying a pistol for his protection when he left his home.
Of course, concealed carry laws are more about maintaining a steady revenue stream for the States than anything else. Only law-abiding citizens bother to go through the hassle of obtaining a permit and paying the fee.
Criminals, being criminals, don’t bother with superfluous laws.