Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Liberty and the Rule of Law

It was a victory for both in the Granite State today.

CONCORD, N.H. -- Someone found mentally incompetent to stand trial in New Hampshire still may be competent to own guns, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

The court overturned a Concord District Court ruling in which a man was denied his weapons after being found mentally incompetent to stand trial on theft, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges for an outburst at Division of Motor Vehicles headquarters in Concord three years ago.

Quite the contrast to our "progressive" neighbor to the south, where one's right to own a gun can be taken away by non-elected political appointees for such crimes against humanity as losing a rented Blockbuster video, or for having loud neighbors, or for not keeping one's car registration up to date with the correct address, or for...

Well, you get the idea.

Remind me, again, which of the two above-referenced states has the significantly higher rate of violent crime. Because, I already have a pretty solid theory going as to which one has a significantly higher rate of legal gun ownership.