H.R. 990 - National Concealed Carry
By Tom Kampert AZOD Staff Writer
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As Iíve mentioned before, H.R.990, Secure Access to Firearms Enhancement Act, has been tied up in committee since May of last year. The Bill is much like the one recently passed that gives Law Enforcement officers, current or retired, the right to carry concealed weapons nation wide, regardless of state laws to the contrary. H.R. 990 would give that same right to law abiding citizens as well.
Getting H.R. 990 passed and signed into law is actually MORE important right now than the demise of the Assault Weapons Ban. Unfortunately, few people actually know such legislation exists. I only found out about it thanks to Congressman Trent Franks who mentioned his support in a correspondence I received from him.
Ever since learning about H.R. 990 Iíve been working to make sure that it is not allowed to become just another dormant piece of legislation that ultimately dies in committee. Iíve contacted the NRA-ILA, the L.E.A.A, members of Congress and sent letters to 13 major Police Departments here in Arizona requesting their support. But, itís not enough.
Itís not enough because one person, who keeps ďbotheringĒ the powers that be, is only a nuisance and easily ignored. What we need is a massive campaign of letter writing and phone calls to get this legislation moving. Contact you local Police Chief and remind him that many gun owners supported H.R.218 (National Concealed Carry for Police Only) and that itís time to return the favor. Contact your Congressman and ask him to sign on as a co-sponsor. Contact the NRA and let them know that this legislation is of extreme importance to you. Contact the Law Enforcement Alliance of America (L.E.A.A.) and remind them of their promise to support national concealed carry legislation for law abiding citizens.
If youíre reading this and donít live in ArizonaÖ..GREAT! Do the same in your state. After all, this legislation is about NATIONAL CARRY RIGHTS.
Have a great dayÖand remember, the 2nd Amendment ISNĒT about huntingÖ..AZOD
While it's very appealing to think about having a national carry law and all the benefits that you might hope would come from that, I am inclined to agree with Mike. We've all seen how a different political party can come to power and run rampant.
Originally Posted by TN_Mike
However, not being that governmentally savvy, is there anyway that we could get something like this that would simplify the disparity between all the state laws we have now, without giving up the states rights. Thus if a national law were to be repealed, we would fall back to the position we have today.
Maybe that's a political unreality/pipedream. Anyone out there knowledgeable enough to pass judgement?