This is a discussion on New Right To Carry Law Introduced 06/04/06 within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet...!news!politics...
A national concealled bill it does overstep the constitution because it expressly gives any gun control to the states. The main problem I have with gun control period revolves around the fact that the feds try to regulate it when it is prohibited, this wouldn't be any different. If they can permit it they can take it away.
Then there's the aspect of standardizing the rules. I wouldn't want to jump through the hoops that Iowa has for their residents. Not that I couldn't qualify but as a Federalist I don't like the idea of standardizing of anything because it doesn't allow a state or locale to tailor laws to fit their jurisdiction.
I'm not saying I wouldn't like to be able to carry if I go to DC, I'm being consistent with the constitution and how the Founders saw this country. I just have some serious misgiving about congress overstepping the constitution, even if it is to my benefit
"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
They are left in full possession of them."
Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." ~Alexander Hamilton