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Marsy’s Law 2.0 Still Has Many Serious Problems

Marsy’s Law 2.0 (SJR102) was introduced on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, and it corrects some of the major problems with the original Marsy’s Law proposal (SJR101) by removing entirely the ambiguous and undefined right to “reasonable protection from the accused.” It also adds “or the right to keep and bear arms under Section 11, Article […]

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Six Problems with “Marsy’s Law for Idaho”

1. It creates broad new rights which do not apply to all people. The “Marsy’s Law for Idaho” proposal (SJR101) would create an entirely new constitutional right “to reasonable protection from the accused and those acting on behalf of the accused throughout the criminal justice process.” This right would be extended only to a “crime victim,” […]

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Among Other Problems, “Marsy’s Law for Idaho” is Backdoor Gun Control

The backers of “Marsy’s Law for Idaho” claim that their proposal to modify Idaho’s Constitution will “provide additional rights to crime victims.” On the surface, this may sound like a good idea, but it has several dangerous flaws, including the bypassing of our constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms. First, let’s take a […]

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Why Gun Owners Must Oppose ‘Red Flag’ Laws!

Have you ever seen the movie Minority Report? In the Tom Cruise thriller, several people called “precogs” can see into the future and determine who is going to commit murder. However, before the murder takes place, the police go and arrest the individual and lock them away for life. The individual didn’t actually commit the crime and […]

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Acquitted Bundy Defendants File $60 Million Lawsuit Against Corrupt Prosecutors, FBI & BLM

— Published with Permission of TheWashingtonStandard.com — There is good news today, though it would only be sweeter if the individuals who engaged in the lawlessness that they engaged in were actually held accountable rather than the taxpayers they are supposed to serve. Nevertheless, a $60 million lawsuit was filed on behalf of two men who faced […]

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Police State Nightmares Courtesy of Luke Malek

It was February of 2014, and Rep. Luke Malek was back to his old tricks, pushing Idaho to become even more of a police state, fighting against criminal justice reform by actively engaging in over-criminalization. For him, it was nothing new; he had been here many times before. In fact, in 2013, his dastardly proposal […]