Liberals Hate This Common-Sense Gun Law (Let’s Hope It Passes)
Citizens in many states have the right to obtain a concealed carry permit for personal protection. But when they travel across state borders, carrying a weapon on their person or in a car or an RV, they are suddenly in violation of the other state’s laws and subject to prosecution. Now, finally, Texas Senator John Cornyn has introduced a bill at the federal level to rectify this inequity. It’s called the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.
With nearly 1.4 million new concealed carry permits being issued each year, it only makes sense that a national reciprocity law be enacted to protect law-abiding holders of CCW permits to cross freely from one state to another without worrying about breaking neighboring state’s gun laws…
Cornyn explained the much-needed law would allow the concealed carry permits to act more like a driver’s license.
“So, for example, if you have a driver’s license in Texas, you can drive in New York, in Utah and other places, subject to the laws of those states,” Cornyn said.
As expected, Liberals are up in arms about the bill. The New York Daily News reports:
A top priority for the National Rifle Association, the measure would force states like New York with relatively strict gun laws to allow individuals who have concealed-carry privileges in their home state to pack heat…
The bill “would create a lowest common denominator that makes the weakest state requirements the law of the land,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, a group funded by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg…
“This bill is a menace to New York and would allow potentially dangerous people from other states to carry concealed weapons in our grocery stores, movie theaters and stadiums, without even notifying the police,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told the Daily News. “It is a nightmare for our law enforcement officers and the community, and I will fight this legislation tooth and nail.”
Under the new Republican majority, and with many rural-state Democrats facing pressure to vote in favor, the bill has a good chance of becoming law. Then President Obama must decide if he will sign the law or exercise his veto.