Earlier today, the House passed a bill allowing concealed carry permits to be recognized across state lines. It’s a measure that’s been talked about for a long time and quite frankly makes a lot of sense. Here is what just went down.
From Fox News:
House Republicans on Wednesday voted in favor of making concealed-carry permits valid across state lines, scoring a major victory for gun-rights supporters.
But similar Senate legislation still faces an uncertain future, with top Democrats and other gun-control advocates rallying in opposition on Capitol Hill.
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act passed 231-198 in the GOP-controlled House, with six Democrats voting in support.
As usual, liberals are pretending this is the end of the world.
Here’s some more hilarious proof that liberals don’t know how guns work.
The new concealed weapons bill is going to foster more horrendous shootings. It's like eating 2 big macs, 2 fish sandwiches and a chocolate malt everyday and wondering why you have a massive size ass.#NRA #ConcealedCarryReciprocityAct
— Donna Boyd (@donnadiane1970) December 6, 2017
Don’t worry, everyone. The House is about to pass a bill which allows gun owners from states allowing concealed carry to legally have concealed guns in states that DON’T allow it. Hey GOP, tell me more about Federal overreach and states rights. #HR38 #ConcealedCarryReciprocityAct
— Jon Dempsey (@jonnyodempsey) December 6, 2017
In light of the House passing today’s gun bill, a friendly reminder that the NRA is a terrorist organization.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 6, 2017
— Nancy Stein (@nancyleeanne) December 6, 2017
— Scarlet Witch 💥 (@ScarletAvengers) December 6, 2017
Clearly, these people are completely unhinged.
What in the world is going on with Michael Ian Black? Is that a parody account?
Here’s the reality.
I fail to see the difference between a driver’s license and a firearms license. If I am in Texas with a driver’s license from Georgia, I can certainly drive, providing I follow the laws in Texas. I feel it should be the same with firearms licenses, as currently possible between Georgia and Texas through reciprocity agreements. National reciprocity would correct this requirement.
I have said for many years that I should be able to carry anywhere a criminal carries his firearm, which just happens to be about everywhere. National reciprocity would put me one step closer to that goal.
Sure, you can make a state’s rights argument against this (which would be the first time liberals have ever done that) but at the same time, it doesn’t make sense that someone’s right would be taken away depending on what state they are in.
National reciprocity for concealed carry would be the greatest guns rights boost since the ratification of the Second Amendment in 1791.
This is because the rights enshrined in the Second Amendment would recover their fullest expression to date via national reciprocity.
The Second Amendment did not create a right or any particular body of rights. Rather, it was put in place to protect rights that pre-existed in nature, rights that were given by God rather than created by government. (Government cannot create rights, only privileges). Breitbart News reported that Thomas Jefferson used the Declaration of Independence to make clear that the rights we have via nature are “unalienable,” which means they part of the very fiber of our humanity.
In other words, the fact that we were “endowed by [our] Creator with certain unalienable rights” means that any attempt to separate us from those rights is tantamount to separating us from our humanity.
This bill makes a lot of sense but still has to get a version through the Senate.
We will have to wait and see what happens there.
One thing is for sure, liberals have no idea what they are talking about on this issue.