We hear from the Sacramento Press that, “a new law governing churches will be proposed at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, and while proponents say it will give the city a chance to vet houses of worship before they open, opponents say it undermines the First Amendment.” Anyone see a problem? . . .
“We want reasonable regulations,” (City Councilman Kevin) McCarty said. “This doesn’t even regulate them. It just regulates where they’re located.”
Except, of course, it isn’t churches they’re really talking about here. If a city council were to actually try something like this with churches, the ACLU et al. would be all over them like stink on shit white on rice. But for some reason, proposing ways to regulate where gun stores can locate isn’t a problem at all.
I think Gene Hoffman of CalGuns said it best:
“The simple question is can you place a bookstore there?” Hoffman said Thursday. “If you can place a bookstore there, you can place a gun store there. Otherwise it’s a violation of the Second Amendment.”
Or at least it will be a violation of the Second Amendment once that amendment is treated the same as the other enumerated rights instead of like a bastard at a family reunion…where everyone knows he’s there, but no one wants to talk about him.