Monday, January 09, 2017

Carry Reciprocity Coming ?

In 1833, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story wrote, “The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.” Those words are every bit as true today.

That’s why it’s important that Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) has now introduced the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which requires states to recognize each other’s concealed carry firearm permits, though citizens must abide by the laws of whatever state they’re visiting. “Our Second Amendment right doesn’t disappear when we cross state lines, and this legislation guarantees that,” Hudson said in a statement. “The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 is a common sense solution to a problem too many Americans face. It will provide law-abiding citizens the right to conceal carry and travel freely between states without worrying about conflicting state codes or onerous civil suits.”

Conservatives are normally hesitant to create federal law that overrides state law. But in this case, it’s gun grabbers who are hiding behind the principle of federalism. We don’t believe states like Illinois, for example, are abiding by the Second Amendment, and many constitutionalists believe the Fourteenth Amendment “incorporates” all the Bill of Rights against the states. In other words, Illinois can’t infringe on the Second Amendment rights of its citizens or of the residents of other states whose concealed carry permits are void upon crossing its border. Several deep blue states — California, New York and Oregon among them — do not recognize any other state’s permit.

Consider a driver’s license, on the other hand. Any state’s driver’s license allows its holder to drive in any other state, subject to the laws of the state in which he or she is driving. Concealed carry reciprocity already works in a similar manner for states that allow it. It’s time a right actually enumerated in the Constitution worked the same way. [Patriot Post]

There will be, of course, the usual reaction.  However, the way things are going in our increasingly lawless country, as people become "victims" of random attacks, that will inevitably mount, so too will acceptance.

By the bye.  I just heard on One America News that not only did Cally voters not vote to strike capital punishment, they voted to speed up the execution process.  Their oxen having been gored, so to speak.


oldvet1950 said...

Not sure I want this to happen unless there are uniform rules for the CCW. Right now several states allow illegals to get DLs; are their standards for a CCW just as stringent??? The guy that shot up the Ft. Lauderdale airport had a CCW but was undergoing psych evals - why wasn't his permit yanked by the state? I'm for people control - not gun control!

Rodger the Real King of France said...

I think we are all in agreement there. No proof of citizenship, no permit. Prison record for violent crime/drugs: no permit. Can't speak English- sorry. Women who don't look good on the range-out.

Wait. I got carried away. I'll defer further comment.

Anonymous said...

Wayne, your heart is in the right place, mostly, but you just don't seem to see that national carry and permitless carry just enables the law abiding, not the lawless, who are by definition ALREADY ARMED!

Illegals? yup, already breaking the law.
Gangbangers and douchebags? Yup, them too.
Nutbags like the church shooter, the movie shooter, and the airport shooter? Yup, already got em, already using em.

Us law abiding flag waving patriot types....?

Sheesh, how hard is it?

Anonymous said...

The second amendment has no 'exceptions'.
Everyone except x, because commonsense.
Let's add y, because commonsense.
When you are z...commonsense.

No exceptions. Crazy guy? Help him. Ex-con? Don't let him out if he's dangerous.

Anonymous said...

News is that DJT offspring is going to push to legalize suppressors. It just gets better and better every day. Still, I feel better having my CCL coming from Florida, great state of, rather than the big central authority. Not good when the wind blows back the other way. -Anymouse

Billll said...

There's a bit in there about the carrier being allowed to carry as long as he/she does it according to the local requirements, so if you have a CCW from Colorado and travel to New Jersey, you can carry as long as your magazine is 10 rounds or less and none of your ammo is hollow point. You may also need a New Jersey issued permit to own a pistol.

JimB said...

Sorry Billl you're wrong about NJ.. Mag limit is 15 rounds and you need a permit to buy not own a pistol. I live in NJ and hope reciprocity is coming soon.

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