Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on January 28, 2002

The Chinese man who faced a possible death sentence for smuggling Bibles into China has been sentenced to two years in prison. He may end up being freed right before President Bush visits China next month. The man, Li Guangqiang, has already served 18 months.

The truth is that he should never have been arrested in the first place. China has signed all sorts of treaties in recent years, including those pledging to allow people religious freedom, in an effort to gain acceptance in the international community. Of course, then they turn around and violate the treaties, and there is no outrage from democratic governments. European governments raise a ruckus because they think we are treating terrorists in a less than cushy fashion, but say nothing when a Christian is jailed for smuggling Bibles. Why? Because there's 1 billion Chinese that we'd like to buy our products.

Well, they can buy all of our products, except the Bibles.


To be clear, it's still a 1A violation even as they supposedly intended it. But their rush to pass it made it encompass all sorts of stuff.

The judge should not take them at their word that they will "fix" it. The judge should issue the preliminary injunction we requested.

16-year-old Lola Fitzgerald has been racking up skeet shooting championships in and out of her home state. Now a new California law has shut her out of the sport and is threatening her Olympic hopes. https://thereload.com/the-california-gun-law-dashing-young-female-champions-olympic-dream/

In a just world, SB 918 and its New York counterpart would make the Supreme Court* say: "well, we tried to let you keep shall issue, but you morons just couldn't help yourselves, so now constitutional carry is the law of the land".

*Hopefully it doesn't need to go to SCOTUS.

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