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Lobo
06-21-2008, 14:20
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Senator David Vitter (R-LA) is planning to introduce a concealed carry reciprocity bill next week.

Senator Vitter had been working closely with Gun Owners of America to draft and file a reciprocity amendment a few weeks ago, but that amendment, unfortunately, never saw the light of day -- thanks to powerful opponents inside the Senate.

However, Sen. Vitter has continued undaunted and last week sent a Dear Colleague letter to his fellow senators, asking them to cosponsor his forthcoming bill, the "Respecting States Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act."

The Vitter bill treats concealed carry permits much the same as drivers' licenses, where one state's license is recognized in all other states.

In addressing the matter of reciprocity, the first concern of GOA and Sen. Vitter is that it be done constitutionally and that it respects states' rights.

Unlike another senate reciprocity measure, S. 388, Vitter’s bill does not establish "national standards" for concealed carry. It simply says that states that allow concealed carry must recognize the CCW permits of other states.

Vitter's bill also respects the rights of states that allow concealed carry without a permit. Citizens of Vermont and non-license holders in Alaska are allowed to carry concealed without a permit. Under the Vitter bill, these states would be recognized in the same manner as states that do issue permits.

States that do not allow concealed carry at all are not forced, under the Vitter bill, to recognize out-of-state permits. There are currently two such states, Illinois and Wisconsin. While it is deplorable that these states refuse to trust their citizens with firearms, this is an issue that has to be dealt with at the state level.

Citizens should not be forced to sacrifice their right to self-defense at the state line. The Vitter bill will allow more Americans to defend themselves away from their home state.

Action: Please urge your two Senators to become original cosponsors of the Vitter "Respecting States Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act." You can visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center to send your Senators the pre-written e-mail message below.

Here's a link to the GOA website for more info-
http://www.gunowners.org/a061808.htm

Write, call, email, visit your Congresscritter and tell him you WANT this. Spread the word among your family and friends and every website you visit. Action is the only way to win these battles.

NRA_guy
06-22-2008, 06:19
It shouldn't require a law change:

Full Faith and Credit Clause

Article IV, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, commonly known as the Full Faith and Credit Clause, addresses the duties that states within the United States have to respect the "public acts, records, and judicial rulings" of other states.

Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.



Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_Faith_and_Credit_Clause

That, of course, is the root problem with some states passing laws authorizing homosexual marriage. All other states will be forced to recognize and honor the marriage.

Wonder why state issued homosexual marriage licenses and drivers licenses must be honored across the nation . . . but CCW permits are not. :dunno:

para40
06-22-2008, 18:34
It shouldn't require a law change:



Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_Faith_and_Credit_Clause

That, of course, is the root problem with some states passing laws authorizing homosexual marriage. All other states will be forced to recognize and honor the marriage.

Wonder why state issued homosexual marriage licenses and drivers licenses must be honored across the nation . . . but CCW permits are not. :dunno:
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Great post! :dunno:
but I do know there is a liberal and/or a lawyer involved
in it. :steamed: Keep doing the good work, and introduce new ones to carry on the good fight.
Mississippi people are the best! Ya'll are the example! Carry on!