Sacramento-area pilot punished for YouTube video

Sacramento-area pilot punished for YouTube video

From the story:

Three days after he posted a series of six video clips recorded with a cell phone camera at San Francisco International Airport, four federal air marshals and two sheriff’s deputies arrived at his house to confiscate his federally-issued firearm. The pilot recorded that event as well and provided all the video to News10.

At the same time as the federal marshals took the pilot’s gun, a deputy sheriff asked him to surrender his state-issued permit to carry a concealed weapon.

A follow-up letter from the sheriff’s department said the CCW permit would be reevaluated following the outcome of the federal investigation.

Does anyone see a problem with this?  Obviously there are freedom of speech issues here.

There is another important lesson for us all.  They asked him to surrender his state-issued CCW permit!  What was his crime?  The pilot’s natural right to defend himself does not vanish because he is critical of the government.  This is why we are strong advocates for Constitutional Carry.

The permit process itself gives an indication that this is not a natural God-given right of self-defense, but rather a right that originates with the government and is bestowed upon the citizen.  As this story demonstrates, if the government gives something, it can also take it away.

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