Recently, the GOP controlled House of Representatives passed a bill that would recognize concealed carry permits across state lines. Liberals are obviously upset but it’s hard to take them seriously on gun control since they’ve proven they really don’t know much about the subject.
The bill still has to get through the Senate which will be a little dicey with the slim majority that Republicans have but if the bill does get to President Trump’s desk we already know there’s one woman out there who wants to stand next to him.
Check out her story…
From BizPac Review:
Shaneen Allen spent 48 days in jail and faced a long legal battle after she was arrested in 2013 when she told a New Jersey police officer who pulled her over for a traffic violation that she was carrying a firearm and had a Pennsylvania-issued concealed carry permit.
The nurse, and mother of two, faced a prison term and a felony conviction for mistakenly thinking that her Pennsylvania permit would be recognized in New Jersey. Her pardon from the Republican governor freed her from a pretrial intervention program as the ordeal lead her to turn her back on her Democratic past, voting for Trump and advocating for 2nd Amendment rights, Daily Mail reported.
From The Daily Mail:
‘Hopefully I’ll be at the White House next to (President) Trump signing this bill,’ said Allen, who has become a face of the Republican effort to break down barriers to carrying concealed firearms between states. ‘Republicans put their money where their mouth was.’
Allen, a phlebotomist, was driving on the Atlantic City Expressway when she was pulled over for making an unsafe lane change in October 2013.
She told the police officer that she was carrying a firearm and that she had a Pennsylvania-issued concealed carry permit.
‘I thought my license was just like a driver’s license,’ she said.
She spent 48 days in jail before she was admitted to a pretrial intervention program. In 2015, while gearing up for his failed presidential run, Christie interviewed her and eventually pardoned her.
‘When you see the system go wrong in the life of a real person it becomes more compelling,’ said GOP New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur, who met with Allen and voted for the legislation. ‘The woman did nothing wrong and yet her family was thrown into real chaos.’
The best way to turn a liberal into a conservative is to just let blue states do what they do best. Make life miserable for people.
Not all conservatives love the idea of this bill and you’ll find plenty of pieces online from smart people arguing against it.
However, the bill makes a lot of sense.
From National Review:
In today’s economy, it’s not unusual for citizens to live in multiple states over the course of their working lives. However, states often have different requirements that citizens must meet to exercise the right to keep a firearm in their home for self-defense. Some jurisdictions require them to obtain permits, which often can’t be obtained until after they have become residents. Indeed, in New York City, for example, a pistol-permit application must be submitted in person. So for citizens who become gun owners in one state but decide to move to another, the lack of reciprocity means that they must temporarily give up their ability to exercise their right to keep and bear arms in order to exercise their right to travel among the states. As such, viewing the Court’s recognition of an individual right to keep and bear arms in the home in D.C. v. Heller, together with its recognition of a right to travel free of undue burdens, raises an interesting question: Can states condition the exercise of the right protected in Shapiro on the temporary surrender of the right protected in Heller? If the answer is no, citizens should no longer have to sacrifice the security of their households in order to take a job in another state. I am aware of no basis in the Constitution for the claim that a state such as New York, for example, can suspend the gun rights a citizen enjoyed in, say, Illinois — even temporarily — simply because he or she has chosen to work, or enjoy a vacation home, in the former.
Dana Loesch, who knows a thing or two about guns, is a big fan.
Maybe she will be standing next to Shaneen if this thing goes down.
Seems like it will be a good thing for gun owners.
If liberals don’t like it. It’s probably a good policy.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]