Reciprocity Bill Making Sparks Among the Gun Banning Media

Reciprocity Bill Making Sparks Among the Gun Banning Media

Virginia Citizens Defense League
Virginia Citizens Defense League

Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- South Dakota Senator John Thune's amendment to the defense authorization bill, which requires inter-state recognition of concealed carry licenses, is causing a furor among the antis.

Anti-gun activists with family links to Virginia Tech, arrogantly presuming to speak for the entire community by calling themselves “the Virginia Tech Families,” published a notice in the Richmond Times-Dispatch today asking Senators Warner and Webb to not support the amendment. Turns out that New York Mayor Bloomberg is behind that effort. Gee, what a surprise.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer must be really having an Excedrin headache about now. He has vowed to filibuster the amendment. Hmmm – he does have the ability to talk for a long time and say nothing, so that might be a real threat.

We need to make sure their anti-gun/anti-self-defense message is drowned out.

Articles on the amendment:

CBS News bedwetting:
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/07/20/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry5175231.shtml

Washington Post teeth chattering:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/19/AR2009071901689.html

Newsday nail biting:
http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vpgun2112985842jul20,0,6583447.story

Here is the bill's full wording.
The amendment, published here in full, would also allow someone with a non-resident permit to carry in any state which issues a permit or license:
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-845

S 845 IS

111th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 845

To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to allow citizens who have concealed carry permits from the State in which they reside to carry concealed firearms in another State that grants concealed carry permits, if the individual complies with the laws of the State.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 21, 2009

Mr. THUNE (for himself, Mr. BARRASSO, Mr. BEGICH, Mr. BENNETT, Mr. BROWNBACK, Mr. BURR, Mr. CHAMBLISS, Mr. COBURN, Mr. COCHRAN, Mr. CRAPO, Mr. DEMINT, Mr. ENSIGN, Mr. ENZI, Mr. GRAHAM, Mr. GRASSLEY, Mr. HATCH, Mr. INHOFE, Mr. ISAKSON, Mr. MARTINEZ, Mr. RISCH, Mr. ROBERTS, Mr. VITTER, and Mr. WICKER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to allow citizens who have concealed carry permits from the State in which they reside to carry concealed firearms in another State that grants concealed carry permits, if the individual complies with the laws of the State.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ‘Respecting States Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2009’.

SEC. 2. RECIPROCITY FOR THE CARRYING OF CERTAIN CONCEALED FIREARMS.

(a) In General- Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 926C the following:

‘Sec. 926D. Reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms

‘Notwithstanding any provision of the law of any State or political subdivision thereof:

‘(1) A person who is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm, and is carrying a valid license or permit which is issued pursuant to the law of any State and which permits the person to carry a concealed firearm, may carry a concealed firearm in accordance with the terms of the license or permit in any State that allows its residents to carry concealed firearms, subject to the laws of the State in which the firearm is carried concerning specific types of locations in which firearms may not be carried.

‘(2) A person who is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm, and is otherwise than as described in paragraph (1) entitled to carry a concealed firearm in and pursuant to the law of the State in which the person resides, may carry a concealed firearm in accordance with the laws of the State in which the person resides in any State that allows its residents to carry concealed firearms, subject to the laws of the State in which the firearm is carried concerning specific types of locations in which firearms may not be carried.’.

(b) Clerical Amendment- The table of sections for chapter 44 of title 18 is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 926C the following:

‘926D. Reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms.’.

SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

The amendments made by this Act shall take effect 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act.

ACTION ITEM: If you haven't contacted your senators to support the amendment, now is the time to do so. We need to drown out the self-defense haters:

http://capwiz.com/gunowners/issues/alert/?alertid=13750856

Let's roll!

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The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) was founded in October 1994 as the Northern Virginia Citizens Defense League (NVCDL). The group experienced enormous growth in membership statewide and was incorporated as VCDL in May of 1998. VCDL is a non-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians and, most importantly, the proposition that the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental Human Right. Visit www.vcdl.org

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    God only knows what the right to defend one's self has to do with Gay issues. Gays are often a target and should consider any bill that allows them to defend themselves a welcome addition.

    Concealed carry permits are only granted to non-felons and this law only applies to the law abiding. The non law abiding do as they wish anyway.

    Call your legislators. Let's support this bill.

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    Rick, please don't be stupid. Look up the facts on CCW holders. You are as uninformed on this issue as the religious right is on the gay marriage issue.

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    Rick W

    Fascinating.

    The idea of gay marriage crossing states lines sends you loonies into a frenzy..but hey if some nut wants to cross state lines and murder their fellow citizens you think thats just dandy.

    No wonder this country is a mess when we put weapons before people.