So when a government attempts to step on that premise, We the People have a problem.
To the rescue, to set things right again, comes Ken Cuccinelli:
Cuccinelli files brief in Maryland gun caseThe state of Maryland, as you may know, is controlled by liberals. Liberals who have a stranglehold on its citizens' interests in protecting themselves, their property, their loved ones.
By Jim Nolan, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli — hoping to be elected governor of Virginia in 2013 — has filed a brief in a Maryland gun case that is bound to hit the target with firearms enthusiasts in Virginia.
Cuccinelli's office last week filed a "friend of the court" brief on behalf of Virginia and 13 other states in support of a federal district court ruling that struck down a Maryland law. It grants handgun carry permits only to people who can prove a "good and substantial reason" that they face a specific or imminent threat to their personal safety beyond that of ordinary citizens.
Maryland has appealed the decision in Woollard v. Gallagher, which is being heard in the 4th U.S. Court of Appeals.
Cuccinelli's brief argues that Maryland's "good and substantial reason" requirement to obtain a handgun carry permit for self-defense outside of the home "impinges on the constitutional rights of its citizens."
The brief also argues that Maryland cannot justify the broad restriction because it has "less-restrictive alternatives" available to address safety concerns, and argues that research shows "right-to-carry laws do not result in criminal violence."
Virginia gun-rights groups expressed support for Cuccinelli's intervention in the case.
"The attorney general is espousing what the vast majority of states (41) have in place — a legal way for all law-abiding citizens to bear arms with minimal or no government interference," said Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League. [link]
Here's to General Ken Cuccinelli for taking the good fight to them.