Sunday, March 3, 2013

Civil Rights

Looks like the Maryland Senate will be keeping the fingerprinting requirement when you register/buy a pistol here. 

~sigh~

One day, in the future, I'd like states like mine, California, New York, Illinois, and Massachusetts to be ashamed of their civil rights restrictions now the same way Jim Crow states in the south are now abashed at parts of their history. 

Deny a man a gun with onerous fingerprinting and licensing restrictions, seen in the same light as deny a man a vote with literacy tests and poll taxes.

Maybe some day.

Even today you get, "That guy from Mississippi has a good point, but, remember, his state used to have separate water fountains, so anyone's opinion from there is still suspect. You know what I mean..."  And I'd like to hear one day, "That guy from Maryland has a good point, but, remember, his state used to keep a pistol registry, so anyone's opinion from there is still suspect.  You know what I mean..."  From regular people.  

3 comments:

Bob said...

Well said!

Old NFO said...

Another reason NOT to spend $$ in MD... And I wonder if that will happen in our lifetimes???


Bubblehead Les. said...

Well, Maryland WAS a Slave State until after the Civil War.......