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Fulcher Defends Special Gun Perk

State Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, has written an op-ed piece defending his vote to retain his elected-official privilege to carry a firearm without a concealed-weapons permit:

I am thankful for this opportunity to clarify my statements during a recent debate over a “concealed carry" bill in a senate committee.  Law abiding citizens have a right to bear arms. But that right has been eroded by government rules and special interest groups who want to see every tragedy as an excuse to take away our 2nd Amendment rights. I refuse to give up any further erosion of this right, and I will resist any effort to do so. This includes eroding those rights by adding requirements back on state officials and judges. I resist giving up any further freedoms to the government, including the right to carry concealed weapons that elected officials and judges have had since 1906. I not only believe in the right of all people to defend themselves, but I believe people are inherently responsible in how they do so. That is one reason why I have a 100% rating with the National Rifle Association. More here.

Question: Are you buying what Fulcher's selling?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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