A while back I reported on an interesting case: David Bach, an
experienced military officer and alleged "badass", was suing New York
to obtain a concealed-carry permit valid in that state. Bach
lives in Virginia, but regularly travels to visit family in New York,
and would like to be able to protect himself on those journeys by
carrying his personal firearm. New York, of course, would rather
he did not.
Although Bach lost his case, there's a law review article
out suggesting that he should have won. It should come as no
surprise that I agree. He should have won. Even leaving
aside the combination of the 2nd + 14th amendments that should protect
the right to bear arms universally, if a marriage license in Virginia
is valid in New York under the Privileges and Immunities and
full-faith-and-credit clause, so should a concealed-carry license be.
It's an interesting exploration of a little-visited section of the
Constitution, and worth the read if you're interested in that sort of
This entry was published Mon Oct 24 22:27:56 CDT 2005 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2005-10-24 22:27:56.0.