Skip to comments.Scott Brown on National Right-to-Carry Legislation
Posted on 04/06/2012 10:53:50 AM PDT by pabianice
Thank you for contacting me regarding the National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 822). I value your input and strive to keep you updated on the important issues facing us today.
On February 18, 2011, Representative Cliff Stearns introduced the National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act. This legislation would allow any person with a valid state-issued permit to carry a concealed firearm in any state that issues concealed firearm permits, or that does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms.
As you may know, I support the individual right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I also believe that individual states should be allowed to decide what constitutes safe and responsible gun ownership so long as it does not violate that basic constitutional right.
Under the proposed House legislation, a national concealed carry reciprocity amendment would obligate states like Massachusetts to recognize the concealed carry permits of other states, even if the bearer of that permit does not meet the requirements established by Massachusetts to receive such a concealed carry permit. I believe that the people of Massachusetts are best positioned to decide what is best for Massachusetts. Therefore, if H.R. 822 or similar legislation comes before the Senate, I will vote no.
Again, thank you for sharing your views with me. Should you have any additional questions or comments, please feel free to contact me or visit my website at www.scottbrown.senate.gov.
Sincerely, Scott P. Brown United States Senator
I do support States Rights, not sure if this would fall under that.
He’s a masshole from MA (like Mittens). He’s antigun (like Mittens). The surprising thing would be if he were PROGUN
Should anyone expect any better from the other Masshole who’s presently aspiring to an even higher office?
As a Bay State native who’s been a Texas resident since 1984, I tell folks around here that Massachusetts hasn’t produced a true conservative since the last Ice Age, regardless of which letter in parentheses follows their name...
I'll helpfully refer you to the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the US Constitution. If Massachutsets has to honor the drivers licenses of other states and Massachutsets expects Texas to honor their phony "gay" marriage licenses then MA has to honor Florida CCW permits.
“I can’t stand that lying jackhole.
I’m sorry I even voted for him. Should have stayed home that day.”
Beg to differ sir, and THANK YOU for voting for him. He deserved the seat for the comment ‘It is the People’s seat’, and he did give the Democrats much pain . . . for a while. That said, he has probably served his purpose at this point, and certainly hasn’t given much reason to re-elect him. I won’t be donating to him this time either.
The difference between a Democrat and many, if not most, Northeastern Republicans is the degree of their liberalism. Often, the difference is barely noticeable.
Congress does not have a general police power to override state laws on CCW. If they pass this law, CCW in New Hampshire will become much more difficult to obtain.
The only area they have this type of jurisdiction is in the District of Columbia, and they specifically did not include DC in this unconstitutional law.
I was caught last year in a flash mob at the National Zoo, and let me tell you, DC is one place where CCW is an absolute necessity.
Encourage Congress to establish CCW in DC, and keep their nose out of state’s business.
Yeah, I’ve been watching that develop. Not a pretty picture and I do not envy your dilemma. Hang tough. You are in a tough place up there.
Falls under the “full faith and credit” clause. Both states issue a permit for the same activity, both states respect the other’s permit as equally valid, trusting that whatever one state’s certification process is, the other state has a comparable process wherein if someone is so permitted in one state it is presumed they’d get the permit in the other state as well. If you’re driving your wife in another state, the legitimacy of both your driver’s permit and marriage is not questioned in that state (though grounds for getting permission for either may be arguably and substantially different). Likewise if you have a carry permit from one state, another shall presume you are not a disallowed criminal and are competent in its use, despite whatever barriers either state throws up against licensing.
I guess they don't let you drive in Massachusetts if you don't have an MA driver's license.
I guess they won't recognize any warrant from another state if you flee there from another state.
They may not have to honoor the MA gay marriages. Lots of the state laws explicitly say they will not recognize any gay marriages or anything akin to gay marriages (gay marriage by another name), period. And they haven’t been overturned. WI has such a clause in our law.
We already have a national right to carry. It’s recognized in the Second Amendment. The problem is that not enough of us simply refuse to be denied our God-given rights.
Unfortunately, there are so damned many in the Republicrat ranks the I get rankled.
Are Blacks still slaves in Massachusetts?
Can Blacks vote in Massachusetts?
Is cruel and unusual punishment allowed in Massachusetts?
Does the IRS collect taxes in Massachusetts?
The closest in recent times was Ed King, a Democrat. Before him, you have to go all the way back to Calvin Coolidge.
I think it does, though I don't agree with him. I also live in a state (NY) that would probably vote the same way. It's a different world up here. I stay because it's home and my friends and family are here.
That's a decision that entails much Barbra Streisand.
I know Scott personally, and that is not quite so.
I was working in my garage when Scott jogged up, introduced himself as a Republican, and said, "I'm running (literally) to every home in our district to ask you to vote for me for MA Representative."
When I asked where he stood on defense, he said, "I'm an officer in the National Guard, I support the Second Amendment -- and I carry. What else do you want to know?"
Compared to MA liberals, he looks conservative. Compared to real conservatives, he looks liberal.
I no longer support Scott, and I'm sorry I encouraged him to run for national office.
Yep, compared to liberal MA, Brown looks fairly conservative. Compared to REAL conservatives, he looks liberal.
He is actually a "Mugwump*"
*"Mugwump": A smelly bird that sets on the fence -- with his mug on one side and his wump on the other...
Most police carry and the vast majority of them are anti-gun. Sorry, being an officer in the Nation guard doesn't make him pro gun any more than being senator form IL and then President makes you progun.
Are you deliberately being a dumb@$$ -- or is that your natural state?
His National Guard intro had nothing to do with his RKBA answer; it merely introduced him as pro-military.
The LEO occupation requires carrying - and some LEOs prefer to have a monopoly on carrying. Scott Brown, as an individual citizen, personally chose to carry in MA -- as did I.
Personal discussions with Scott (and his in-State voting) convinced me that he actively supported RKBA in MA..
However, his current position places his allegiance to his Commonwealth's laws above the national rights of individuals. I know he is wrong.
No State (or more local) law should trump the individual right guaranteed by the Second Amendment. Because RKBA is protected by the National Constitution, no lesser laws should infringe upon it, and all should honor it equally.
To me, Scott is saying, "I have my MA LTC; the rest of you from other States can take a hike."
Viewed from within MA, that is a pro-gun position. Viewed from other States, it is anti-2A -- and is supportive of State infringement of RKBA. MA is discriminatory: it is "may issue". Individual town police chiefs call the shots -- and many chiefs simply refuse to issue LTCs...
As I said, Brown has fought for 2A rights of MA residents, but he now wants to put MA TOWN POLICE CHIEFS above the US Constitution -- and that is where we part ways.
As illustrated in my graphic, he looked good when compared to "my" district's US Senator, Chappaquiddick Teddy, and US Representative, Bahney Fwank...
Obviously, I am happy to be out of the "Masshole", and am very glad to be safely back home in "God's Country"!!!
Viewed through the lens of the US Constitution, Scott has shown himself to be far too liberal for me to support for national office. I no longer can vote on him re State office... And, as I clearly said: I no longer support Scott Brown for any national office
GFY. If you think that anyone is going to read past that you're an idiot as well as an ahole.
It served its purpose as a barrier for small minds...