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LGBT Discrimination Better Protected Than RKBA

The lamestream media told you:

(c/o ACLU of Arizona): "When it comes to earning a living, finding a place to call home, or being served by a business, all people -- including gay and transgender individuals -- should be treated fairly and equally.

"Under the current law in Scottsdale, a person can be evicted from their home, fired from their job, or refused service by a business simply because of who they are or who they love. Please join us for a community forum about nondiscrimination protections in Scottsdale and why they're important for all people.

"Two councilmembers will take part in the discussion and look forward to hearing from residents about sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in Scottsdale.

"The forum is being hosted by Competitive Arizona, a coalition founded by the ACLU of Arizona and other organizations to advance nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender Arizonans."

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Unlike some "rights" that have been discovered in the shadows and emanations of the Constitution, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a "specific, enumerated right" (District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570, 628 n.27 (2008)), spelled out unambiguously in the U.S. Bill of Rights. Firearms are the only constitutionally protected property, along with homes, papers and effects.

Yet a person is routinely and blatantly discriminated against for exercising this right, by outlandish bigotry, exercised with door signs, unethical and illegal policies, ad hoc edicts, low-level government pronouncements and various other infringements that should bring charges against the perpetrators of these civil-rights abuses (but never do). That needs to change. Peaceful people are literally prevented from shopping and even eating due to their creed and private-property ownership. Paraphrasing the announcement above, wouldn't this be a reasonable policy:

THEORETICALLY SPEAKING:
When it comes to earning a living, finding a place to call home,
or being served by a restaurant, all people --
including people legally carrying private arms --

should be treated fairly and equally.

Under the current law in Scottsdale, a person can be fired from their job,
or refused service by a business simply because of what they legally own and possess.
Please join us for a community forum about nondiscrimination protections
in Scottsdale and why they're important for all people.

Two councilmembers will take part in the discussion and look forward to
hearing from residents about right to keep and bear arms discrimination in Scottsdale.

The forum is being hosted by Competitive Arizona,
a coalition founded by the ACLU of Arizona and other organizations
to advance nondiscrimination protections for obediently armed Arizonans.


So what would happen if RKBA civil-rights advocates started showing up at meetings like the ACLU LGBT one described above, and when opportunity presented itself, calmly asked why such discrimination is tolerated, overlooked, ignored, especially in the face of such sensitivity to the awful effects of discrimination?

What a wonderful new front to open in the struggle to preserve and strengthen the specific and two-century-old enumerated constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms. I'm not on other lists, please cross post this if you would.

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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