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    CCW Reciprocity Amendment - Please support(merged)

    Below is email I received today from GOA. Please contact your elected reps and ask them to support this.

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    Senator Vitter To Offer Concealed Carry Reciprocity Amendment
    -- Action needed right away!

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
    Gun Owners of America

    Tuesday, May 13, 2008


    Senator David Vitter (R-LA) has filed a pro-gun amendment to HR 980, and it
    could be voted on as early as tomorrow!

    This amendment would protect the right of citizens to carry concealed
    weapons (outside of their home state) in states that allow concealed carry.

    Sen. Vitter explains that his amendment does not violate the rights of
    states as it "does NOT establish national standards for concealed
    carry, nor
    does it provide for a national carry permit."

    In other words, the Vitter amendment specifically says that state laws
    concerning specific types of locations in which firearms may not be carried
    shall be followed. "My amendment will not federalize concealed carry
    permits but simply requires concealed carry permits to be recognized in
    other states that allow concealed carry permits," Vitter said.

    This is a real reciprocity provision which grants citizens the
    "full faith
    and credit" protection that is guaranteed in Article IV of the
    Constitution.
    Section 1 of this article says:

    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.

    Vitter says that this constitutional provision authorizes the Congress to
    pass legislation forcing each state to recognize the "public
    Acts" of other
    states. So if states are not willing to recognize another state's laws,
    Congress has the authority to pass laws to require recognition of those
    measures.

    It's just like with driver's licenses. If certain states refused to honor
    the driver's licenses of citizens in other states, Congress could pass
    legislation (under Article IV) to require every state to honor all licenses.


    ACTION: Please urge your Senators to vote for the Vitter amendment to HR
    980 to protect the right to carry concealed firearms outside of your home
    state.

    You can visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
    GOA Legislative Action Center to send your Senators the pre-written
    e-mail message below. And, you can call your Senators at 202-224-3121 or
    toll-free at 1-877-762-8762.


    ----- Pre-written letter -----

    Dear Senator:

    Please support the Vitter amendment to HR 980. This amendment will protect
    the right of citizens to carry firearms outside of their home state without
    violating the rights of other states. Thus, the Vitter language masterfully
    protects the principle of federalism while also promoting Second Amendment
    rights.

    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 Vitter concealed carry amendment.

    Sincerely,


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    Take Action!

    Senator Vitter To Offer Concealed Carry Reciprocity Amendment
    -- Action needed right away!

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
    Gun Owners of America


    You can visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
    GOA Legislative Action Center to send your Senators the pre-
    written
    e-mail message below. And, you can call your Senators at 202-224-3121
    or
    toll-free at 1-877-762-8762.
    Last edited by rocky; May 13th, 2008 at 11:10 PM. Reason: dupe message removed

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    Done, thanks for the link!
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    Oh yea, done! I'd love to walk into NY/NJ concealing without feeling like a criminal.

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    I've done my part, *crossfingers*

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    Done, I have Chuck and Hillary so I'm sure thats going far

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    Wow, the web site really made it easy. Hope it passes.

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    Question

    I don't know do all LEOs want to unionized? That what HR 980 does.

    Check out this link:

    H.R. 980: Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2007 (GovTrack.us)

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    While I like the idea of being able to conceal carry where ever I go, I am not sure the government needs to dabble into our rights any more than they already have? I fear something like this might affect the current carry laws in states such as Florida and Texas, who have very good concealed carry laws, by making them less friendly in order to comply with a majority of other states inorder to recieve reciprocity.

    What if something like this took away the individual states ability to set its own carry laws?
    I am consistently on record and will continue to be on record as opposing concealed carry.
    - Barack Obama Chicago Tribune, April 27, 2004

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