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Backwards - Walmart and the DCNR

Postby Eddie Maxwell » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:00 am

Walmart's recent policy of discouraging the open carrying of handguns in their stores and the recent permitting of hunting with the aid of bait have much in common. They both promote criminal activity according to current law.

Although our right to bear arms for defense is "excepted out of the general powers of government" by our Declaration of Rights, our state government has declared it to be a crime to carry weapons concealed. It's also a crime under current state law to hunt with the aid of bait. Our hypocritical state government allows both crimes if you pay their bribe.

Ironically, it was a sheriff who was the defendant in the first case where our state court declared that carrying a pistol concealed is not a part of our right to bear arms for defense, in spite of what our state Constitution declares. His life had been threatened and a friend gave him a pistol for defense. Sheriff Reid was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon.

The Attorney General for the State, argued that it was competent for the Legislature to prohibit the wearing of concealed weapons, that such a law did not conflict with the constitutional provision, which guarantied to the citizen the right to bear arms in the defence of himself and the State. That the statute under which the defendant was convicted, did not impair that right, while it proposed to discountenance by punishment, a practice which had been greatly promotive of violence and bloodshed. (p.614)Every man was still left free to carry arms openly, the only manner in which they could be used for defensive purposes.

In the case at bar, the defendant needed no arms for his protection, his official authority furnished him an ample shield. In this country a sheriff possesses all the powers, which pertained to his office at common law; except so far as they may have been divested by statute, or such as are incompatible with the nature of our institutions. He is the keeper of the peace within the county. He may apprehend, and commit to prison, all persons who break the peace, or attempt to break it; and may cause such persons to be bound in a recognizance to keep the peace. He may, and is bound ex officio, to pursue and take all traitors, murderers, felons, and rioters; he also hath the custody and safekeeping of the county jail; he is to defend the same against rioters, and for this purpose, as well as for taking rioters and others breaking the peace, he may call to his aid the posse comitatus, (p.622)or power of the county, and the citizens are bound to obey his summons, upon pain of fine and imprisonment. 1 Bla. Com. 343; Watson's Shff. 2.

Link: https://guncite.com/court/state/1al612.html

So, now our state government sells permits to commit the crime it described earlier as " ... a practice which had been greatly promotive of violence and bloodshed" while certain people on other hunting forums call those exercising the right to carry openly "attention whores".

And now also, our state government sell permits to commit the crime of hunting with the aid of bait which it has always argued is promotive of the spreading of diseases in wildlife. The pattern is to define a crime and then sell permits to commit the crime. That's called bribery in our current state criminal code and it's designated as a class C felony.

Constitution of Alabama 1901
Article I Declaration of Rights

That the great, general, and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established, we declare:

Right to bear arms.

That every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.

Construction of Declaration of Rights.

That this enumeration of certain rights shall not impair or deny others retained by the people; and, to guard against any encroachments on the rights herein retained, we declare that everything in this Declaration of Rights is excepted out of the general powers of government, and shall forever remain inviolate.

Code of Alabama 1975
Section 13A-11-50
Carrying concealed weapons.

Except as otherwise provided in this Code, a person who carries concealed about his person a bowie knife or knife or instrument of like kind or description or a pistol or firearm of any other kind or an air gun shall, on conviction, be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00, and may also be imprisoned in the county jail or sentenced to hard labor for the county for not more than six months.

(Code 1852, §15; Code 1867, §3555; Code 1876, §4109; Code 1886, §3775; Code 1896, §4420; Code 1907, §6421; Code 1923, §3485; Code 1940, T. 14, §161; Code 1975, §13-6-120.)

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