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In Virginia, a citizen can carry any firearm openly without a permit except on private property marked “ No Concealed Weapons.” Prior military can receive a Concealed Carry by submitting a copy of their DD214.
The Supreme Court ruled in United States vs. Cruikshank: “The right to bear arms is not granted by the Constitution: neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence. The Second Amendment means no more than it shall not be infringed by Congress, and has no other effect than to restrict the powers of the national government.”
Protection of individual rights usually entails social costs. This is true of the Second Amendment as it is of the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth. They are protected from the whims of majority rule, they cannot be redefined as life changes. Talking and writing are as central to Americans as they ever were; maybe shooting isn't, but the individual right to bear arms is as vital to freedom as it was in 1792, and the right is still there.
North Myrtle Beach
Talk of closure costs
course league players
As a member of the former Monday men’s league at Whispering Pines, I wish to “thank” our mayor and City Council for forcing our league to change our golf venue. As a group, our league members enjoyed the golf staff, the course maintenance conditions and the hospitality provided by those employed in the snack bar.
With the threat of a course closure we had to make a difficult decision to stay with the premature possibility of a course closure, or relocate. As those who enjoy league play are aware, contracts need to be in place to reserve times and courses for the year. Thus we choose to move.
I realize that not all Myrtle Beach residents (such as myself and many of our league members), are golfers and may feel that $219,000 to $250,000 losses are unacceptable. I question what the costs may amount to if the facility is turned into a recreational area with things like baseball diamonds, tennis courts, soccer fields, lighted driving range, an executive or nine hole course and other types of recreational facilities. I imagine that maintenance, management, employee wages, security, start up costs, records and cost accounting will easily run at a similar deficit.
If the newly proposed art and cultural facility runs a deficit I have a feeling little will be said about it. Again I wish to thank our progressive city leaders for their short-sighted announcement.