Every single time a new law is passed that would expand gun rights, the same rallying cry goes up from the Gun Control Industrial Complex: blood in the streets, and wild west, shoot-em-up atmosphere. Never mind the dozens of states with existing laws that go further than the one that’s proposed. And ignore the empirical evidence to the contrary. Allowing people to carry guns will inevitably lead to people shooting each other over the slightest dispute or provocation. That’s the usual refrain. And they’ve done such a good job of painting that fictitious picture that a sympathetic state judge in Mississippi has placed an injunction on the implementation of a recently-passed open carry law . . .
From the Associated Press:
A state judge blocked Mississippi’s open-carry gun law from taking effect next week, writing in a Friday ruling that the law was vague and that an injunction was needed to prevent irreparable harm.
“Irreparable harm” being code for “blood in the streets.”
Never — not in one instance ever recorded — has the liberalization of gun laws ever led to an increase in crime in the manner in which it’s always predicted by the gun grabbing community. And yet they continue to beat that dead horse as if it were Seabiscuit running down the home stretch.
For this instance, I think the bill’s Republican sponsor puts it best:
“I never thought I’d live to see a lawsuit filed to say that the Constitution is unconstitutional, which is basically what they’re saying,” Gipson told The Associated Press after the judge’s ruling. “I’m confident that in the end, our Second Amendment rights will be upheld.”
I wonder, could we see an open carry case before the Supreme Court?