Friday, June 15, 2012

"Shadow War On The Second Amendment" - David Keene

David Keene, the President of the NRA, is also the former President of the American Conservative Union. Thus, it is only natural that he should be at the ACU's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Chicago recently. He moderated a couple of panel discussion which Sebastian discusses here.

He was interviewed for NRA News by Cameron Gray. Among the things Keene discussed were what he termed as the shadow war on the Second Amendment. This war includes the use of regulatory restrictions at the state and local level, the fight over concealed carry permits in may-issue states, the role of certain sheriffs in denying permits, etc. While the interview is wideranging, I found this particularly interesting.

1 comment:

  1. Don't know if he covered it, but I'd also add judicial nullification of pro-RKBA laws. The Massachusetts courts were notorious for this WRT to duty to retreat in your own home in the '80s (resulting in at least 2 illegitimate convictions, most especially a duty to leave your sleeping daughter to the tender mercies of a home invader), and in the last decade the Missouri courts have nullified our Castle Doctrine :-(.