We don't treat constitutional rights this way

Since when do we ask the police to pre-approve our right to defend ourselves?
But how do you determine who the good guys are? You can start by asking the cops, which New York and California do before granting any concealed-carry permits. In California, local police must confirm that applicants are not only felony-free but also of "good moral character." New York requires applicants to provide character witnesses and a mental health history -- and to have a "special need for self-protection."
What if they don't approve of our "moral character" -- perhaps because they don't like black people?

This entry was published Sat Jul 27 21:43:39 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2013-07-28 07:35:34.0. [Tweet]

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