License for a right?

To the Editor:

David Titchenal’s guest column in the Nov. 27 Union Democrat was great as far as it went regarding the right to carry.

The 2nd Amendment is clear: “….the Right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

We don’t need to wait to see if the sheriff will issue 261250 (b) (2) permits. You don’t need a permit to exercise a right.

Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319, US 105 states that: “No State can convert a liberty into a license and a fee therefore.” In Marbury v Madison, 5 US, 137, 174, 176 (1803) the court declared, “All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void.”

Carry your pocket Constitution with you along with a reference to the two above Supreme Court decisions and you have your “permit.”

It seems that most legislators have no clue about the Constitution that they took an oath to uphold and defend. Call them out.

John Harless

Sonora

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