oohrah wrote:I can't believe what I'm reading! The ACLU exists solely to protect the Bill of Rights (yes, that includes the 2nd Amendment), you know, those amendments that protect the individual from the majority. This is the same group that is defending your right to keep and bear arms.
The "sanctuary city" bill went too far IMO ,because it gives the police near "papers please" powers. This bill will legitimize the profiling of honest citizens.
I support the basic intent of the bill that if you are illegal, you are a criminal, and should be handed over to the Feds, but the state is trying to tell local jurisdictions how to do their jobs.
In 37 years of being a legislative advocate for gun owners, I know of only one time when the ACLU supported a Second Amendment issue. That was in 2007 when we passed the Motorist Protection Act (HB1815). The ACLU employee who wrote the supportive article/report was later fired. The national organization diligently avoids taking a pro-Second Amendment position, at least to my recollection. I'd be interested in any information you have to the contrary. The ACLU claims to support all civil and constitutional rights, but that's not true. They pick and choose the rights they want to support and are conspicuously MIA when they disagree with a constitutional right.
The ACLU article/warning is full of false information and outright lies about constitutional rights. People who enter the U.S. in violation of our laws are not "immigrants," they are criminals. The job of law enforcement is to apprehend criminals and any elected official or law enforcement head that refuses to do so is unfit to hold their position. Equating illegal aliens to "immigrants" is an insult and disservice to millions of people who entered the U.S. lawfully, often after waiting for years to do so.