NYT: Wearing Guns, and Support for Ron Paul, on Their HipsSubmitted by AnCapMercenary on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 10:06
"...The other was attending a court hearing to answer charges he faced stemming from a confrontation with sheriff’s deputies in which he was subdued with a Taser.
He said he had been reaching for a small copy of the Constitution that he keeps with him; the deputies said he appeared to be going for the other thing he carries on his person: his .45-caliber pistol, according to an account of his arrest in the local paper."
LOL! The Denizens of Pahrump, NV = My kinda People.o)
“This country is becoming a police state,” he added. “If Ron Paul doesn’t get elected, we’re history.”
How True, How True indeed!
Wearing Guns, and Support for Ron Paul, on Their Hips
By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
Published: February 2, 2012
PAHRUMP, Nev. — On rare occasions, when a brave — or foolish — local official here proposes banning firearms from government buildings or meetings, he is met with howls of protests by sidearm-wearing residents who pack public hearings. Shocked tourists on the way to Death Valley periodically call the local sheriff’s office to report someone wearing a pistol in plain view. That is their right, they are told.
This is a town — unincorporated, to be sure — where many folks have little need for much government, whether manifested by permits, stop signs, gun regulations or anything that would threaten Pahrump’s brothels. That goes for surrounding Nye County as well, which is more than twice the size of New Jersey but is home to only 44,000 residents, mostly in Pahrump.
This is the heart of Ron Paul country, the one county in Nevada that the 76-year-old congressman from Texas carried in the 2008 Republican caucuses, and a place that wears its libertarianism proudly...