Skip to comments.Gun Owners Seek End to State Barriers to Concealed Weapons
Posted on 04/11/2012 8:25:22 AM PDT by marktwain
Ryan Jerome took his .45-caliber Ruger with him to Manhattan last September and thought he understood the city's weapons laws when he carried his loaded handgun on a side trip to the Empire State Building.
But Jerome, who is from Indiana, soon found himself in a legal tangle that he said illustrates the confusing array of gun laws in the U.S. and the need for uniformity.
"How can the city of New York override your rights under the Second Amendment of the Constitution?" said Jerome, 29, who pleaded guilty last month to a misdemeanor weapons possession charge as part of a plea deal with the Manhattan District Attorney's office.
Jerome's case is one of several widely publicized gun arrests that have prompted a new push for federal legislation requiring states to honor one another's concealed weapons permits. Jerome's lifetime co n cealed weapons permit in Indiana carried no weight in New York, which does not recognize other states' licenses.
A similar Manhattan case involved a Tennessee woman who was arrested for carrying a gun near the World Trade Center memorial. Both she and Jerome were originally charged with felony gun offenses carrying prison terms of three and a half years.
Proposals for reciprocal arrangements among states, which are now percolating in Congress, would address a common complaint of gun advocates and their chief lobbying group, the National Rifle Association, which holds its annual conference in St Louis, Missouri, this week.
But they are sharply opposed by proponents of stricter gun laws.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has branded the reciprocity proposals the "George Zimmerman Armed Vigilante Act," a reference to the incendiary Florida case in which neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman claimed self-defense when he shot dead an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin, last month.
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Dear New York State,
It’s called the “Full Faith and Credit Clause” of the US Constitution. If you want your phoney baloney “gay” marriage licenses honored in other States you must honor CCW permits issued by other States. Period.
Every one of which is a violation of the Second Amendment. What part of "shall not be infringed" do they not understand?
>> “How can the city of New York override your rights under the Second Amendment of the Constitution?” said Jerome, 29, who pleaded guilty last month to a misdemeanor weapons possession charge as part of a plea deal with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. <<
How? Because so many have already “pleaded guilty... to a misddemeanor weapons possession charge” for so long that they have allowed those “authorities” to usurp the very basic God-given rights supposedly “guaranteed” to us by the U.S. Constitution.
You want to see someone who helped them take away your 2nd Amendment right, Mr. Jerome? Look in the mirror.
“I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” James Madison
“Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer.”
—Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776
“the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Plain English, it’s a RIGHT there should be no permits required to keep and bear in any of the 58 states by any Us citizen regardless of what state he chooses to be in and NO federal, state or local tax on firearms or ammunition. I do believe that some citizens commit certain acts that lead to a loss of certain rights or privileges such as right to firearm ownership and voting.
How about once they figure out gun portability, they move on to health insurance portabiltiy?
My goodness, how un-American is that?????
I never go to New York. My business buys and sells nothing in New York. I urge all my business associates and friends to boycott New York. Same for Illinois.