The Annoyed Man wrote: . . . I'm not going to make a stink about this to my representative or senator, because once is a fact of law, I can use it to bludgeon them into giving my rights the same respect they give their own. . . .
We're shortening the list of places we can not carry. When I first got my CHL back in the nineties, there was a long list of such places that included churches and amusement parks and hospitals. Now it looks like a big one, colleges and universities, is about to come off the list.
From the other end, we're shortening the list of people who can not carry in places on that list. A while back it was decided that it's ok for judges to carry in those places. I haven't heard of a lot of judges getting into drunken gunfights because they were allowed to carry in bars. Now we're going to let state legislators carry there.
We're moving towards the goal of allowing all CHLees to carry pretty much anywhere a LEO can carry.
We've made it so that everyone (who can legally possess a handgun) can carry in an automobile, with or without a license. More progress.
Maybe we'll get to the point that we don't have to have the state's permission, in the form of a license, to exercise our 2A rights.
So while it makes me a little hot under the collar for our employees to set themselves up with a right to self defense which the rest of us do not enjoy, I think in the long run it can be seen as another step toward freedom.