Saturday, June 19, 2010

Very Oregon

In Oregon it is illegal carry a gun concealed unless you have a permit.  Not everyone can obtain the permit: only those with a clean enough criminal and mental health history.

To paraphrase, certain people can get a permit to do an activity previously illegal.

As a similar example, Oregon is a state with a medical marijuana permit.  Only those with certain medical needs can obtain the permit, but they are again able to do things previously illegal.

Recently the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that these two permits were compatible as the laws are written.

I wonder if those claiming otherwise will now try to change the laws, or if they will give up?

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