VA open carry in parks OK
Virginia's Attorney General has ruled (pdf) that the State agency regulating its parks was without authority to promulgate a rule forbidding open carrying.
This will be important if the DOI ever gets around to ruling on NP carry relative to state law.
Posted by: Robin at September 30, 2008 12:02 PM
HOORAY! Now lets go for Open Carry for intrastate, interstate, and maritime travel!
Posted by: Don Hamrick at September 30, 2008 12:05 PM
Don't celebrate just yet.
VCDL is saying its unclear whether the AG opinion paves the way, or the parks rule has to first be removed. VCDL is recommending no OC in state parks until the question is settled.
Posted by: Virginian at September 30, 2008 04:19 PM
Bob McDonnell kicks ass. Virginia has a great AG.
Posted by: Jeff at September 30, 2008 05:12 PM
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), October 1, 2008, has a new article on the Second Amendment. If anyone has a subscription to JAMA and can get to the full article online please send the article to me. Thank you.
"THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, POLITICS, AND PUBLIC HEALTH"
By Lawrence Gostin, JD
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
October 1, 2008
Vol. 300 No. 13, pages 1575-1577
Posted by: Don Hamrick at September 30, 2008 06:38 PM
Thanks to the person emailing the JAMA article to me.
The article is just what I thought it would be -- another anti-gun article with the health issue spin.
I want to see a pro-gun sociology article on changing social norms by eliminating the most flagrant gun control laws.
Gun control laws and concealed carry laws only serve to appease those who are "afraid" of the mere sight of a gun. When fear overrides constitutional rights and human rights then we have niether.
Posted by: Don Hamrick at October 1, 2008 06:18 AM
Dr Paul Iganski BA (Goldsmiths) MA (Man) PhD (LSE) is currently supervising four full-time doctoral students. One of them is Christy Allen.
Christy Allen is funded by the UK Government Overseas Research Studentship [ORS] Award).
Living the Second Amendment: An Ethnography of Gun Rights Activism in the United States. (2008)
The Second Amendment IS Homeland Security: American Gun Rights Activism post September 11, 2001
w w w[DOT]ess ex[DOT]ac[DOT]uk/sociology/postgraduates/6_allen[DOT]pdf
REMOVE THE [SPACE] IN "ess ex"
w w w[DOT]springerlink[DOT]com/content/dlxv6l1my40vmkrp/
I don't know about this guy:
Department of Sociology
University of South Carolina
Posted by: Don Hamrick at October 1, 2008 12:14 PM