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Do the federal Government control content of driving licenses ? Would that not be the same ?
I agree Government can't even wipe their own behind, But driving a car across state lines works and drivers licenses is not federal control
"When the people fear the government you have tyranny...when the government fears the people you have liberty."
--Thomas Jefferson --
I don't like the idea of a government issue carry license. Look what they have done with public housing, medicare/social security, or so many other things they have "fixed". Not a good idea.
No one is saying the government will issue or have any involvement with the permits. The law merely says if you have a valid permit from your home state another state has to honor it. As mi2az stated, it would work just like a drivers license.
I know I'm opening myself up for a hit, but....
Isn't the 2nd Amendment (a federal document) our carry permit?
Ok... Be nice.... Just feeling out opinions here.
"Without fear there can be no Courage!"
I agree that the 2nd amendment is our right to carry. To bad, the politicians, judges don't all agree.
This relates, btw, to the other thread we have on Red Flag Rules, the use of DLs for IDs instead of for driving purposes only.
Whenever I think about National CCW I keep thinking about the world's scariest phrase.
"Hello, I'm from the federal government, and I'm here to help"
Helpful hints on pushing back and strengthening the 2A:
I like things the way they are.
BTW: That call for donations from Sarah Brady Is mild compared to the usual crap that spews from her mouth.
Don't believe what you hear and only half of what you see!
Just remember: it would be the reps from Illinois and New York City ( the folks with the most national power!) that would be writing the criteria for the permits! They should, they have soooo much experience with handling handgun permits back home! It's a state power, leave it to the states!
Retired Marine, Retired School Teacher, Independent voter, Goldwater Conservative.
Nor do I think a federal law mandating some standard of reciprocity is desirable. A couple of cases in the system now, if they reach SCOTUS, offer the best way. Once 2A is incorporated against the states via 14A, the road will be open to eventual Vermont-style carry everywhere.