© By Othmar Vohringer
The Sunday Gazette Mail reports that two more American states, Delaware and North Dakota, have added West Virginia to the concealed handgun reciprocity list. According to Managing Deputy Attorney General Tom Smith the signed agreement with Delaware should be back any day now.
Once the deal with Delaware is final, West Virginians with valid concealed weapons permits will be able to legally carry a hidden gun in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia under written agreements between West Virginia and those states.
While each day more American states recognize the inherent right of citizens to protect themselves against criminals and oppose the sweeping gun control plans of the federal government. Here in Canada, especially Ontario, legal gun owners have become the target of Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair and his rabbit anti gun boss, Toronto Mayor David Miller.
With broad sweeping statements and outright lies the pair blames legal gun owners for gun crimes. Since the day Harper became Canada’s Prime Minister he’s working on the abolition of the multi-million-dollar mess, called Firearm Registry. Miller and Blair, in an effort of scare mongering people, go public with statements that the Conservative government wants to abolish all gun control. Nothing could be further from the truth. Harper only wants to get rid of the gun registry that has terribly failed and costs taxpayers millions.
In a statement Police Chief Blair bragged that he assigned over 1,000 officers to the task of checking up on legal gun owners. In his mind that is how violent crime can be lowered. Of course we all know that the real problem of violent crime are the courts. The courts consistently refuse to punish criminals, often turning criminals back onto the streets before the ink on the police report is dry.
Having grown up in Switzerland I have learned at a very early age in life that when citizens are given the tools to make use of their God given right to defend themselves against criminal’s, crime will go down. Because as my father once said, “A criminal may not value your life but he sure as hell values his own. Knowing that he [the criminal] is likely to loose his life will make him think twice before committing a crime.” Which echoes a statement made by the late Swiss State President, “An armed society is a safe, free and polite society.”
Taking away the means of defense or even the tight to defend will not make for a safer society. Quite the opposite. There is nothing more appealing to a criminal then a defenseless victim. add to that the morally corrupt courts that seem to be more concerned with a criminals rights then that of the victim and it not difficult to figure out why crime is on the rise.
It seems that more and more American states understand that and begin to act upon, despite federal efforts to take guns away from legal gun owners.
Othmar Vohringer Outdoors
Founding Member of Outdoor Bloggers Summit
Tags: Gun Control, Concealed Handgun Carry, Toronto, Concealed Handgun Reciprocity list