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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Court of Appeals strikes down concealed carry law

Last year, a district court judge found that the concealed carry law passed in 2003 was unconstitutional because it violated the proper procedure for passing a bill in the legislature. It was appealed, and today, the Court of Appeals upheld the judge's decision and also found it unconstitutional. This decision will likely be appealed to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Predictably, supporters of the law are up in arms, but they have nobody to blame but House Republican bill supporters for this one. The have used the ol' bait and switch on many hot-button issues in recent years, including this one. The proper way to pass a bill is to pass it in one chamber, send it over, and then pass it in the other. If one chamber doesn't want to pass it, that's the democratic process. It's good to see the constitution upheld.


At 2:39 PM, April 13, 2005, Blogger rew said...

"Predictably, supporters of the law are up in arms"



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