Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.

Store

Attorneys general, all Democrats, from 17 different states have sent a letter to Congress demanding that they cease moving forward on legislation that would allow citizens with concealed carry permits to lawfully carry their weapons in every state in the Union.

From WBOC 16:

The top prosecutors from states including New York, Pennsylvania, Iowa and California sent a letter to congressional leaders in both parties on Sunday warning that federal reciprocity proposals being debated on Capitol Hill “will lead to the death of police officers and civilians, the proliferation of gun traffickers, and acts of terrorism and other mass violence.”

take our poll - story continues below

Should incarcerated criminals have the right to vote?

  • Should incarcerated criminals have the right to vote?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Keep and Bear updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

“With the worst shooting in American history fresh in our memory, we urge you and your colleagues to reject these ill-conceived bills,” write the attorneys general in a letter organized by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman…

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which already has more than 200 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives, “remains the NRA’s top legislative priority,” said Jennifer Baker, a spokeswoman for the NRA’s lobbying arm. The measure, if approved by Congress, would allow people with concealed-carry gun permits in one state to bring their guns into any other, regardless of whether that state has tougher requirements for obtaining permits.

Baker said the current “patchwork of state and local laws” creates confusion that “often leads to law-abiding gun owners running afoul of the law when they exercise their right to self-protection while traveling or temporarily living away from home.”

The Democratic attorney generals argue that concealed-carry reciprocity would empower gun traffickers, terrorists and other criminals. And they say it would help criminals avoid permit requirements altogether should they assert residence in one of the 12 states that allow gun owners to carry a concealed weapon without a permit…

The letters’ authors also include attorneys general from Massachusetts, Oregon, Virginia, Rhode Island, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Connecticut, New Mexico, North Carolina and the District of Columbia.

These leftwing anti-freedom politicians believe that such an act would open a new loophole for criminals intent on trafficking weapons. Though their logic is flawed, as concealed carry permit holders in every state are forced to pass rigorous background checks and meet other minimum basic requirements. Their belief that criminals could “avoid permit requirements altogether should they assert residence in one of the 12 states that allow gun owners to carry a concealed weapon without a permit,” is nonsense as well. The law clearly states that the person must be federally eligible to carry said firearm and that they must have proof that they are from a state which allows owners to carry concealed without a permit.

Here’s the text of the bill, i’ve highlighted the most pertinent part:

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms.

A qualified individual must: (1) be eligible to possess, transport, or receive a firearm under federal law; (2) carry a valid photo identification document; and (3) carry a valid concealed carry permit issued by, or be eligible to carry a concealed firearm in, his or her state of residence.

Additionally, the bill specifies that a qualified individual who lawfully carries or possesses a concealed handgun in another state: (1) is not subject to the federal prohibition on possessing a firearm in a school zone, and (2) may carry or possess the concealed handgun in federally owned lands that are open to the public.

All of these qualifiers taken together should be enough to ease any reasonable person’s mind, but of course, these are Democrat politicians and therefore they are anything but reasonable.

However, there is one overriding consideration that should preempt this entire conversation… this bill is redundant and should be irrelevant. Why? Because there is already in place a national “reciprocity” law that should allow law abiding citizens to carry a concealed firearm… it’s called the 2nd Amendment.

 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

Become an Insider!

Enter your email address below to stay in the loop and read our latest and greatest updates!

Send this to a friend