Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Concealed and Carried

I've been waiting for Mitch to comment on Tom DeLay's attempts to get his Carry privileges restored.
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Rep. Tom DeLay, once one of the most powerful figures in the U.S. Congress, wants his right to pack a pistol restored after the state of Texas revoked his permit following his indictment last year.

The former House Majority Leader's license to carry a concealed handgun was taken away after he was indicted on campaign finance charges, but he has appealed the revocation, DeLay spokeswoman Shannon Flaherty said on Tuesday.
Even if one is willing to argue that the charges are trumped up, the charges still exist. To make an exception for anyone who is indicted of felonious behavior would open the process up to a precedent we may not be willing to accept.

Is this an issue where both the Left and Right can at least agree, that regardless of how we may feel about the validity of the charges, the law is the law, and the rules must be followed consistently if they are to have any merit at all.


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