Concealed Carry Renewed: Second Amendment advocates have no fear of Obama’s bully pulpit

ccwThe top legislative priority for gun owners in the previous Congress was passage of a national concealed carry reciprocity bill. The measure sailed through the House on a bipartisan 272 to 154 vote only to die at the hands of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who refused to bring it to the floor. Since President Obama won’t waste an opportunity to exploit the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the measure is being brought back to life.

Rep. Marlin Stutzman, Indiana Republican, earlier this month proposed a law to give anyone who can legally carry a concealed weapon in his home state the right to do so in another. Citizens of Arizona, Vermont, Wyoming and Alaska, where permits are not required, wouldn’t have to obtain one to take advantage of the reciprocity.

“If we’re going to talk about gun laws, let’s make sure both sides are presented to the American people,” Mr. Stutzman says. “This is nothing disrespectful to Newtown or other shootings. This is more for law-abiding citizens — who have a right to carry in their states — to eliminate confusion so they have their Second Amendment rights protected and recognized.” The National Rifle Association supports this legislation.

Illinois was the last state in the union refusing to recognize the right to bear arms, but an appeals court in…

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  • John Spencer

    I’m all in favor. I’m all in favor of change too in California’s stupid laws that freely allow anyone living twelve miles up the road from me to walk down my road carrying a concealed weapon (with a CCW issued by their very reasonable sheriff), whereas my gun-phobic sheriff won’t allow me and my neighbors the same protection.

    • Black Rain

      Fire your sheriff, pretty simple. Must be a big crime org in your neighborhood.

  • edro3111

    Trouble is John, you live in a different “country” than the rest of the US. God Bless you folks in California. I hope you eventually ride the b*****s out of town on a rail!

    • Greggie

      Love to see that happen but the cost for high speed rail is too cost consuming!! HA!

      • Black Rain

        Judist Barry is going to help with high speed rail system. He is sending a lot of taxpayer dollars to getter done.

  • buckofama2010

    Why do the words “shall not be infringed” confuse the brainless leftists so much?

    • bobalo59

      Its not that it confuses them so much as it pisses them off. They need the control that the Second Amendment prevents. So they have to eliminate it, or make it so difficult to obtain a gun that its basically null and void. Then all their lovely socialist doctrines can take effect without so much as a whimper.

  • http://www.facebook.com/adrian.vance1 Adrian Vance

    The lines are drawn on this critical issue. When do the riots begin?

    Come see us at The Two Minute Conservative, http://tinyurl.com/7jgh7wv and when you speak ladies will swoon and liberal gentlemen will weep.

  • TEXAS DEPUTY

    The Second Amendment, alone, should authorize all eligible American citizens to carry a concealed firearm without the need for a CHL. New York law was so unreal that they prohibited out of state law enforcement officers from carrying a firearm in New York! Now there are some people that want to deny retired law enforcement officers from carrying a firearm, even though federal law 18 USC 926 allows them to carry any where in the United States!…

  • Stealth

    If Harry Reid suddenly died….I would do a spanish tap dance on the rim of a Coca Cola can!

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