Schumer Threatens Filibuster Over Concealed Carry Reciprocity
New York State – -(AmmoLand.com)- New York Sen. Charles Schumer announced Friday that he would do all it takes to prevent Bill S. 845 — a bill that will establish concealed carry reciprocity amongst the majority of US states, from passing the Senate including a filibuster.
“To say that someone who gets a license in another state can then take their gun into Central Park or into Eisenhower Park without any checking with local law enforcement is appalling and could affect our safety,” Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a recent interview.
Schumer, estimated the amendment has the support of about 55 senators and pledged a filibuster to prevent a vote on the amendment if necessary.
In typical gun banner rhetoric Shumer is portraying this bill as trampling the existing gun laws of states like NY when the fact is this bill clearly spells out that all concealed carry holders when visiting a state other than their own would be bound by gun laws of that state.
This bill will do nothing more than allow CCW holder from other states the confidence to know that any state with reciprocity will honor their CW permit from their home state.
Residents of New York should ask the Senator to support their second amendment rights and their right to self defense and either Vote for or at least do not impede the process of this bill through the Senate.
Sample Letter ———————————————————————————
Please support the Thune/Vitter amendment to the Department of Defense authorization bill. This amendment will protect the right of citizens to carry firearms outside of their home state without violating the rights of the other states. Thus, the reciprocity language masterfully protects the principle of federalism while also promoting Second Amendment rights.
If you find that you can not support this bill I ask that you do not hinder the process in fairness to the citizen of New York state that believe in the right to self defense of themselves and their family.
A person’s right to defend himself and his family should not end at the border of his state.
I urge you to vote for the Thune/Vitter concealed carry amendment and to oppose any modifying actions that seek to weaken their amendment.
Please contact Charles Shumer on his Senate website: http://schumer.senate.gov/new_website/contact.cfm
or on the NRA-ILA website: http://www.capwiz.com/nra/dbq/officials/