Republican Hypocrisy Regarding Concealed Weapons

  • creature

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    Nov 08, 2011 1:23 AM GMT
    House Republicans are set to pass The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, which currently has 245 co-sponsors. The bill forces states to recognize the concealed weapons permit of other states. So states with tougher laws on the issue would have no chance but to accept a permit from another state where the law may be more lax.

    So much for states' rights.

    This law was drawn to my attention because Republican Senator Scott Brown said he would vote "No" on the law once it reaches the Senate floor for a vote.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/07/scott-brown-nra-national-rifle-association_n_1080707.html
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    Nov 08, 2011 3:06 AM GMT
    But, but... these are the same Republicans who are fighting repeal of DOMA, which is the Federal government law allowing states to REFUSE another state's granting of gay marriage? But here they want to force states to accept lax gun ownership rules from other states?

    For certain laws states rights apply between the states, but not for others? I don't recall that fine print in the US Constitution.
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    Nov 08, 2011 3:14 AM GMT
    creature saidHouse Republicans are set to pass The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, which currently has 245 co-sponsors. The bill forces states to recognize the concealed weapons permit of other states. So states with tougher laws on the issue would have no chance but to accept a permit from another state where the law may be more lax.

    So much for states' rights.

    This law was drawn to my attention because Republican Senator Scott Brown said he would vote "No" on the law once it reaches the Senate floor for a vote.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/07/scott-brown-nra-national-rifle-association_n_1080707.html


    LOL, Since when do liberals care about States Rights?

    The bottom line is if people own weapons then they should be able carry them. I own a gun for protection. Thank God I live upstate and not in the city.
  • KissTheSky

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    Nov 08, 2011 3:27 AM GMT
    I've always wondered why these pro-gun Republican Congressmen (which is almost all of them, cowering in fear from the NRA) don't really follow through and allow guns in the Capitol building, where it would be THEIR asses on the line, instead of all the little people.
    But when it comes to their own safety, they don't want a gun within 100 yards.

    More conservative hypocrisy.
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    Nov 08, 2011 4:40 AM GMT
    CHRISTOPHER34 said
    LOL, Since when do liberals care about States Rights?

    I dont know.. conservatives sure dont!(see above The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act)

    What a moronic statement by you.
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    Nov 08, 2011 11:40 AM GMT
    CHRISTOPHER34 said
    creature saidHouse Republicans are set to pass The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, which currently has 245 co-sponsors. The bill forces states to recognize the concealed weapons permit of other states. So states with tougher laws on the issue would have no chance but to accept a permit from another state where the law may be more lax.

    So much for states' rights.

    This law was drawn to my attention because Republican Senator Scott Brown said he would vote "No" on the law once it reaches the Senate floor for a vote.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/07/scott-brown-nra-national-rifle-association_n_1080707.html


    LOL, Since when do liberals care about States Rights?

    The bottom line is if people own weapons then they should be able carry them. I own a gun for protection. Thank God I live upstate and not in the city.


    This isn't infringing on your right to bear arms. It's just that states have different rules for carrying concealed handguns, yet this law would partly nullify a state's standards by forcing them to accept another state's permit.

    Justice Scalia suggested in District of Columbia v. Heller, there is no constitutional right to secretly conceal a firearm from the people around you. In Scalia’s words, “[f]rom Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose. For example, the majority of the 19th-century courts to consider the question held that prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons were lawful under the Second Amendment or state analogues.”

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/10/20/348966/nra-follow-nations-laxest-concealed-carry-laws/

    On the same site, it mentions that Florida has doled out over 1,700 concealed carry permits to those with a history of criminal histories, arrest warrants, domestic violence injunctions and misdemeanor convictions for gun-related crimes

    Under National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, those same people could be allowed to carry concealed weapons in states that take a tougher stance in regards to concealed handguns.
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    Nov 08, 2011 11:50 AM GMT
    I disagree with concealed carry as an idea... we should all openly carry our weapons.

    When our society was a more armed society, a gentleman carried his weapon in the open wherever he went. This was a token of good faith. Only thieves and brigands concealed their weapons.