By Dean Weingarten
I have come to expect the New York Times to denigrate America’s gun culture and the Second Amendment at every opportunity. It’s interesting that they fail to note in their coverage of the Alamo protest that Texas is one of only six states that have banned the open carry of handguns. This small and shrinking minority of states (Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Mississippi recently changed their laws to recognize the constitutional right of open carry), which consists of California, Texas, Illinois, Florida, South Carolina, and New York includes the state where the Times is published . . .
There are strong legislative challenges to the bans on open carry in Texas, Florida, and South Carolina. I wouldn’t be surprised if five years from now, only California, Illinois, and New York still have such bans. Even Illinois is uncertain as the Supreme Court there has recognized the right to carry outside the home. It’s a sign of progress that the ultimate paper of liberal fascism felt compelled to cover a gathering of those who wish to restore the Second Amendment to the status given it before the Kansas Supreme Court created the “collective right theory” in 1905.