Monday, July 12, 2010

Judge rips commie hayseed for rejecting gun permit

A federal judge has lambasted an Iowa sheriff for denying a gun permit to an outspoken government watchdog and anti-abortion advocate whom some in the area considered "weird."

It was wrong for Osceola County Sheriff Douglas Weber to deny Paul Dorr of Ocheyedan a permit to carry a concealed weapon three years ago, according to a court ruling issued Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett also ordered Weber to successfully complete a court-approved course on the U.S. Constitution within five months.

"The court finds a tsunami, a maelstrom, an avalanche, of direct uncontroverted evidence in Sheriff Weber's own testimony to conclude beyond all doubt that he unquestionably violated the First Amendment rights of ... Paul Dorr," Bennett wrote in the decision.

"This is a great reminder that the First Amendment protects the sole individual who may be a gadfly, kook, weirdo, nut job, whacko and spook, with the same force of protection as folks with more majoritarian and popular views," he added.

One of the reasons we moved from Iowa was the ludicrous "Will-Issue" regard to concealed carry permits. 

Basically it worked like this and don't let anyone fool you into believing it was anything OTHER than politically motivated:

If the Sheriff is a Republican and YOU are a Republican then you get the permit. If the Sheriff is a Democrat and YOU are a democrat then you get the permit.

We happened to live in a democrat controlled county and for me it was a no-go. Number one, I didn't NEED anyone to tell me when I could or could not exercise a Constitutional RIGHT, and B, I sure wasn't changing my political affiliation simply because some backwoods bozo said so. There of course were other reasons for moving to Florida but being free again was sure at the top of the list.

Thanks to Of Arms and the Law for the link.

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