Thursday, May 24, 2007

YAY! Rudi Switches To The Side Of The Good Guys!

KEENE, N.H. -- Rudolph Giuliani Wednesday sounded open to letting anyone who's not a criminal or mental patient carry a concealed handgun -- even telling a woman who packs a piece in New York that it's OK with him.

Giuliani later backpedaled -- saying decisions on concealed-carry permits are up to the states -- but his answer had been different to Julie Trevor, of Stowe, Vt., at a campaign stop. Trevor told Giuliani she gets nervous every time she enters New York while toting a concealed handgun she got for protection after her house was burglarized.

"It concerns me that I have to worry about that when I go across the New York State border, because of what would happen to me if I got caught with that weapon," which is legal in Vermont, she said. "What would you do to protect my right to carry a concealed weapon?"

Giuliani's days as a crusading anti-gun mayor are behind him now that he's running for president, and Wednesday he staked out a simple test for concealed-carry permits, which are tightly controlled in New York. He asked two questions -- Are you a criminal, and have you ever been institutionalized? -- and to the laughter of the audience, rendered his verdict when she said no to both.

"As far as I am concerned, you can have a concealed weapon," he said. "The Constitution of the United States in the Second Amendment gives you an individual right to bear arms; that individual right is as strong as your individual right to free speech, free assembly, being safe against unreasonable searches and seizures."

Outside the event, Giuliani said his test came from a recent federal court ruling overturning a tough District of Columbia gun ban, which set what he considered "reasonable" limits on gun ownership. He said he believes that individual states should decide who can carry weapons."


Julie Annie still doesn't see anything wrong with stamping null & void to the Constitution just because minorities happen to kill a lot of people with guns and since liberals cant stop THEM, they go after us.

Thanks to The War on Guns.

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