^Most likely so that someone can check to see if the pasted text has been altered in anyway. Kind of a backup, failsafe maneuver. Who do you trust?
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is about to reconsider whether the mere assertion of a need for self-defense is sufficient for a permit to carry concealed firearms.
Who would disagree that these fellows should be allowed to carry concealed weapons? Would you like to meet one? They probably feel that they have a need for self-defense (though some might qualify on the premise that they carry large sums of cash and/or are stalked).
Because NO ONE would read the article if it was just a link
the link is for reference only, and to indicate that I did not write the material, to give the author the recognition for legal purposes and so on
it is an opinion piece that is very true, would you not agree?
I don't follow links for articles, do you?
I could never figure out why folks don't get that,
well most do get it.