Ron Paul: Progressives Should Defend Gun Rights – OpEd

Ron Paul: Progressives Should Defend Gun Rights – OpEd

Ron Paul. Photo by David Carlyon, Wikipedia Commons. Last week’s shooting at YouTube’s California headquarters is certain to add momentum to the push for more gun control. Even before the shooting, YouTube was working to undermine gun rights by banning videos promoting firearms, including videos teaching safe gun usage. As is usually the case, this latest shooting took place in a state with restrictive gun laws. In fact, California’s gun laws may be the nation’s most onerous. California not only registers all firearm purchases, but California residents must obtain permission from their local police before they can legally concealed carry guns. Among the things a Californian must do to obtain permission to legally concealed carry a gun is show “good cause” why the government should allow him to concealed carry. California’s Mulford Act prohibits lawful gun owners from openly carrying legal firearms. This law was passed in the late […]

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