In a cruel turn of Second Amendment events, Representative Jon Hansen (R-25/Dell Rapids) alleges that a carbon sequestration pipeline company is sending armed guards with its surveyors onto a landowner’s property without the landowner’s permission:
Being really bad at journalism (remember the blog he launched in 2021? Yeah, Hansen barely does, either), Hansen doesn’t tell us when the picture was taken (“currently” is a vague term, possibly referring to yesterday, June 6, or possibly referring more broadly to the current state of law, which says companies applying for PUC permits for projects that will use eminent domain may enter private property where the project will happen without landowner permission, and which Hansen and his fellow defenders of freedom have consistently failed to change), where the picture was taken (I have to go to Hansen’s fellow young radical conservative Greg Price to read that the photo came from McPherson County, though how “Philly guy” Price knows that location is unclear), whose property was invaded by armed corporate goons (was it Jared Bossly, whom Summit Carbon Solutions alleged threatened their crew’s lives and who dressed up for Fox Business Monday to show video his wife took of not apparently armed dudes in a “random unmarked pickup with Louisiana plates” illegally entering his farm shop?), or who the corporate invaders were (wouldn’t be hard to take another picture and get license plates and corporate logos on the trucks).
I agree with Representative Hansen that this corporate invasion of private property is not freedom; it is tyranny. But I find it ironic that Hansen is now crying about his Iowa Republican friends’ use of the Second Amendment to defend their unfortunately legal right to intrude on the property rights of South Dakotans who have been duped by Hansen and his party into believing that Republicans and guns will protect their freedom.