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Posted: 3/10/2006 5:52:08 PM EDT

SUPPORT NATIONAL RIGHT-TO-CARRY RECIPROCITY BILL

GET INVOLVED JUST CALL YOUR REPRESENTIVE AND LEAVE A MESSSAGE WITH TH PUBLIC RELATIONS SEC THAT YOU SUPPORT THIS BILL AND WANT TO SEE THEM VOTE IN FAVOR OF IT

U.S. Representative Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) recently introduced H.R. 4547-a national Right-to-Carry (RTC) reciprocity bill that would honor state carry licensees nationwide. The bill would allow any person with a valid carry permit or license issued by a state to carry a concealed firearm in any other state if they meet certain criteria. The bill would not create a federal licensing system; it would simply require the states to recognize each other's carry permits, just as they recognize drivers' licenses.



For more information on the bill, please visit www.nraila.org/Issues/FactSheets/Read.aspx?ID=189.




Please be sure to contact your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121, and urge him or her to cosponsor and support H.R. 4547!
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 10:34:33 PM EDT
SOunds good (assuming no absurd riders are attached) when's it going up?
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 11:30:28 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:47:28 PM EDT
I just emailed my Reps and Senators
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:51:32 PM EDT
Thanks for posting it.

Bump
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:55:46 PM EDT
What about the guys in VT and AK where a permit is not needed to carry? Do we have to get permits? Or will my citizenship be enough? Would the laws concerning whens/wheres etc. be governed by the state that the license is issued in, it the state that the weapon is being carried in?
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 4:39:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:
What about the guys in VT and AK where a permit is not needed to carry? Do we have to get permits? Or will my citizenship be enough? Would the laws concerning whens/wheres etc. be governed by the state that the license is issued in, it the state that the weapon is being carried in?



The law as written would allow VT and AK residents to carry in all 50 states. It has a clause the makes it valid to carry if you personally are eligible to carry in your home state without a permit.

It's a good thing.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:21:52 AM EDT
More like legal to carry in 45 states. States that forbid CCW have "criteria" that wouldn't let you carry there.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 6:58:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MisterPX:
More like legal to carry in 45 states. States that forbid CCW have "criteria" that wouldn't let you carry there.



Not true. The proposed Federal law establishes the "criteria." If you meet them (basically have a valid CCW, or come from a state that does not require a permit to carry and meet that state's requirements to legally carry), you can carry in all 50 states.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 11:14:49 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/13/2006 11:47:05 AM EDT
Danger, Danger, Danger! If the precedent is established that the federal government can mandate that states must recognize other states permits then it is established that the federal government has the authority to also prohibit the act. That is a simple rule of law that many fail to recognize, and has a lot of potential for problems down the road.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 12:20:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:
What about the guys in VT and AK where a permit is not needed to carry? Do we have to get permits? Or will my citizenship be enough? Would the laws concerning whens/wheres etc. be governed by the state that the license is issued in, it the state that the weapon is being carried in?



Florida offers a nonresident CCW permit. Problem solved.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 12:22:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By darm441:
Danger, Danger, Danger! If the precedent is established that the federal government can mandate that states must recognize other states permits then it is established that the federal government has the authority to also prohibit the act. That is a simple rule of law that many fail to recognize, and has a lot of potential for problems down the road.



That's true, but it already IS established that the feds can prohibit the act -- they DO prohibit the act (see: federal gun free school zone law, carry in federal parks law, carry at post office, etc.)

What needs to happen is the law ALREADY ON THE BOOKS which says states need to reciprocate on legal documents needs to be enforced. You know, like your driver's license.

Link Posted: 3/13/2006 6:27:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By darm441:
Danger, Danger, Danger! If the precedent is established that the federal government can mandate that states must recognize other states permits then it is established that the federal government has the authority to also prohibit the act. That is a simple rule of law that many fail to recognize, and has a lot of potential for problems down the road.



Not true. This is Congress exercising its powers under Article IV, Section1. Please read CAREFULLY what this Constitutional provision has to say:


Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. And the Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.


It is NOT a positive grant of police powers to the Congress, but a very limited power to make what is legal in one state uniformly recognized by all others.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:33:30 PM EDT
sound to good to be true. Cal. will not pass this
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:15:41 PM EDT
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