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Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Right to Bear Arms vs. The Right to be Hysterical About It
A woman in Rochester, New York recently exercised her Constitutional right to be a jerk.
Kimberly Edson photographed a man who exercised his own Constitutional right – the right to bear arms. She placed the photo on a poster in her front yard, “warning” the other parents: “This man carries a loaded gun around your children every day.”
Chilling photo, isn’t it? (Please, note my sarcasm.)
The “scary gunman” in question is Matthew Halleck, a father of two and a legal concealed carry permit holder. He drives his daughters to school, abides by the rules of not going on the property with his firearm, and watches them go across the street.
Edson is outraged.
“Since we don’t have a way to stop him, we felt it was important to notify the neighborhood and the parents that there is an armed man in their presence,” said Kimberly Edson, a Rochester resident who put the sign up. “The first couple days of school he had it very visible, we saw it and were quite concerned,” she said.
Kimberly called the police the day the picture was taken, but they said Matthew has a legal right to carry off school property. Matthew also contacted authorities concerning the sign, and while they briefly took the sign down, it was eventually determined that Kimberly was also breaking no laws. “He has a 2nd Amendment right to carry the gun, I have my 1st Amendment right to say that I don’t like it,” said Edson. (source)