Judge Orders Sheriff to Take a Class on the ConstitutionSaturday, July 10, 2010
I’m not a Constitutionalist, but this is a good Saturday funny: somewhere in Iowa, a guy who formerly had a concealed weapons permit and re-applied to get one again, was denied by the county Sheriff who didn’t like his reputation for such dastardly crimes as “protesting, passing out leaflets and writing letters to the editor” of the local paper. A real troublemaker, eh?
A heroic U.S. District Court Judge has “ordered Osceola County Sheriff Douglas L. Weber to issue a gun permit to a resident and to complete a college-level course involving the First Amendment.” Furthermore,
Bennett required Weber take a class that must be a college-level course on the United States Constitution, “including — at least in part — a discussion of the First Amendment.” And Bennet said, Weber must obtain approval from the court before participating in the class. Upon completion of the class, Weber must also file an affidavit with the clerk of court showing successful completion with a passing grade.