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In the early days, all of Dodge City had laws against carrying firearms, gambling and prostitution.
Dodge City, Kansas, formed a municipal government in 1878. According to Stephen Aron, a professor of history at UCLA, the first law passed was one prohibiting the carry of guns in town, likely by civic leaders and influential merchants who wanted people to move there, invest their time and resources, and bring their families. Cultivating a reputation of peace and stability was necessary, even in boisterous towns, if it were to become anything more transient than a one-industry boom town.
The practice was started in Southern states, which were among the first to enact laws against concealed carry of guns and knives, in the early 1800s. While a few citizens challenged the bans in court, most lost. Winkler, in his book Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America, points to an 1840 Alabama court that, in upholding its state ban, ruled it was a state’s right to regulate where and how a citizen could carry, and that the state constitution’s allowance of personal firearms “is not to bear arms upon all occasions and in all places.”
originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: Whoisjohngalt
I’m assuming that “constitutional carry” = the ability to open/conceal carry as long as you for example have a conceal carry in any state.
I know that was the latest push by republicans that some were dissenting on..
So what about states rights??
Does another state not have the right to have different criteria for when they allow someone to carry in public??
Because it kinda reeks of the fugitive slave act which stated that every state was required by law to return any run away slaves to their masters. Reguardless of if that state allowed slavery at all.
And yes it is the same since the constitution originally allowed slavery.
Slavery was 100% the reason “property” was added to the constitution. It was the meet inthe middle term between the free and slave states.
The free states didn’t want slavery in the constitution. The slave states did. So they all agreed to say “property” with it being accepted “property” = slaves.
Plus.. this robs the licensing fees from each state. Since you wouldnt have to apply in both states just one.. which is usually the reason the government rejects things. They will make less money.
Who said anything about crimes?
I see what youre getting at, but this "Gunshow" loophole is not where the vast majority of guns used in crimes are coming from.