Second Amendment Case Focuses On Open Carry Law

Richard Burgess walked into a Wallingford pool hall with a gun and two magazines of ammunition. A bartender said some patrons felt uncomfortable and left. Another scared customer called 911.

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  • BillBoy Baggins

    Ellen, I believe the Tx legislature is considering changing that law, as it should. The open carry of firearms is a strong deterrent to criminals.

  • BillBoy Baggins

    As far as I know, municipalities cannot enact ordinances prohibiting people from carrying guns in plain site. State law preempts any local ordinances that conflict with it because otherwise, there would be a hodgepodge conflicting laws across the state, making it difficult if not impossible, for every person, including law enforcement, to be aware of all of them, much less to comply with them, as we travel from town to town.

  • Paul Mordecai Rosenberg

    In our culture indeed! What about in our law?

    Culture certainly appears to trump law in the politically correct northeast—especially Connecticut—where police are commonly allowed, even encouraged, to break the very laws they’re charged with enforcing, thanks to qualified immunity and the lock-step connivance of prosecutors and judges.

    And while police are assumed and allowed not to know the law, mere civilians are ordinarily refused that privilege by politically motivated courts that are predisposed to kowtow to arbitrary government authority for the sake of expediency—especially where firearms are involved in any way at all . . .

  • Ellen Dahlgren

    "In Connecticut, we don‘t have a culture where people carry handguns openly like might be the case in West Texas or Wyoming,"

    Unlike Connecticut, carrying a handgun openly is illegal in Texas.

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