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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Re: D.A. charges man for defending himself

The case you are probably thinking of is the Munir A. Hamdan case. This is the case of a cop asking a store owner that had been robbed several times before, if he had a gun in his shop. Mr. Hamdan gladly showed the officers, and they arrested him. He was convicted, but the judge only fined him $1. The case went to the Supreme Court and they overturned his conviction 6-1. Justice David Prosser wrote in the decision:
"If the constitutional right to keep and bear arms is to mean anything, it must, as a general matter, permit a person to possess, carry and sometimes conceal arms to maintain the security of his private residence or privately operated business."

The only Justice to vote against this was Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson...

Here is an old article on the story & here is another.

What we need to see

What we need to see is a brave lawmaker use this case to revive the Concealed Carry law, or as it would probably need to be in Doyle's Wisconsin, another Constitutional Amendment to clarify and strengthen the existing Amendment that says:

“The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security, defense, hunting, recreation or any other lawful purpose.”

--Wisconsin State Constitution, Art. I, § 25

Do we have any strong Conservatives left in Wisconsin?