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Drive across America, with your firearm
WND ^ | 9 June, 2012 | NA

Posted on 06/10/2012 4:16:15 AM PDT by marktwain

Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., is a busy man.

The freshman Republican is introducing a critical new bill for gun owners, battling Medicare fraud and trying to roll back what he sees as environmental regulations that will cripple the economy in his district.

First, Griffith is sponsoring a new bill designed to end lots of headaches for law-abiding gun owners. The resolution would allow transportation of a firearm from one state where a gun is legally possessed to another where it is also legal. That means states traveled through between the two states would not be able to charge the gun owner with a crime.

“Some cities and a couple of states have not been paying attention to what we believe the federal law is pretty clear on,” Griffith told WND. “If you’re traveling from one state to another and each of the states on either end allow you to have a gun, that you can transport that gun through the other territory.”

Griffith says a number of responsible gun owners have been hassled for no good reason and at great legal expense. In addition to protecting the transportation rights of gun owners, any jurisdiction that improperly files charges will be responsible for the legal fees of the citizen involved.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; gun; travel
A good "first step" in the fight to incrementally restore our Constitutional rights. It would be nice to make the officials involved individually responsible.
1 posted on 06/10/2012 4:16:25 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Sounds like an AWESOME Representative. Here in Texas, our Republicans (albeit at the state level) are too busy coddling to the governor to even bother learning what conservatism is.


2 posted on 06/10/2012 4:39:44 AM PDT by BobL
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To: marktwain
Yes:) We need to hold Romney's feet to the fire. Mass makes it nearly impossible to drive through their state with a firearm. He has publicly stated that he supports Mass's strict gun laws. That position needs to change.
3 posted on 06/10/2012 4:44:20 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: marktwain

McClure-Volkmer Act


4 posted on 06/10/2012 4:53:49 AM PDT by LFOD (Formerly - Iraq, Afgahnistan - back home in Dixie.)
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To: marktwain

National Concealed Carry Reciprocity is a better idea.

How do you “prove” what state you are traveling to?

What if you have a breakdown in a hostile state and are forced to stay the night?

Can I drive from Pennsylvania through New York on my way to North Carolina?


5 posted on 06/10/2012 4:56:16 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Erik Latranyi; All
You are absolutely correct. However, this is a smaller increment, and *should* be easy to pass. Who could be against it, except for the extremely anti-freedom states like New York, New Jersey, Maryland, California, and Illinois? They are a distinct minority.

For that matter, universal reciprocity should be easy to pass as well, with 49 states having some form of CCW license/permit. The fact that it has not passed shows how committed to the agenda of citizen disarmament the “progressives” are.

6 posted on 06/10/2012 5:07:32 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: Erik Latranyi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firearm_Owners_Protection_Act#.22Safe_Passage.22_provision

in part
One of the law’s provisions was that persons traveling from one place to another cannot be incarcerated for a firearms offense in a state that has strict gun control laws if the traveler is just passing through (short stops for food and gas) and the firearms and ammunition are not immediately accessible, unloaded and, in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment, in a locked container.[7]

An example of this would be that someone driving from Virginia to a competition in Vermont with a locked hard case containing an unloaded handgun and a box of ammunition in the trunk could not be prosecuted in New Jersey or New York City for illegal possession of a handgun provided that they did not stop in New Jersey or New York for an extended period of time.

However Washington D.C., New York, New Jersey, and several other states routinely ignore this provision; arresting, prosecuting, and imprisoning travelers who are complying with this federal law


7 posted on 06/10/2012 5:10:20 AM PDT by tiger-one
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To: marktwain

AMEN!


8 posted on 06/10/2012 5:12:55 AM PDT by Tuketu (The Dim Platform is splinters bound by crazy glue. We need a solvent)
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To: marktwain
"Drive across America, with your firearm"

This headline reminds me of a song called "Don't Forget the Guns" that was meant to be a parody on the second Amendment. As it turned out a lot of gun owners loved it.

The lyrics are a hoot.

9 posted on 06/10/2012 5:28:20 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: Baynative; All

The lyrics are a hoot.

Yes they are. The left is so far out of reality, that a song they consider a parody is considered a celebration of freedom by most Americans. If they did not have the MSM, they would be a sad side show.


10 posted on 06/10/2012 5:37:56 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; CaptainAmiigaf

ping


11 posted on 06/10/2012 6:57:52 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: Erik Latranyi
Can I drive from Pennsylvania through New York on my way to North Carolina?

Route through W. Va, Va. Avoid NY, Maryland, NJ.

12 posted on 06/10/2012 6:58:25 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I too would like to see the NCCR pass. BUT, this is a concept that has some risky ramifications IMO. It comes down to states rights, doesn’t it. If the USG can tell states to recip CCW laws, what else can it force state governments to do? Equalize state income tax? Provide the same min wage? Health care? Talk among yourselves...


13 posted on 06/10/2012 7:01:09 AM PDT by Afterguard
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To: marktwain; Joe Brower

Great idea!


14 posted on 06/10/2012 7:20:30 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Afterguard

“It comes down to states rights, doesn’t it.”

US Constitution, 2nd Amendment. Federal authority.


15 posted on 06/10/2012 8:01:11 AM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

The trouble with national CCW is that Barbara Boxer will write the conditions for the permit.


16 posted on 06/10/2012 8:26:50 AM PDT by Jim Noble
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To: marktwain; harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
In the next few years it's likely I will be traveling to NJ/NY on family business. New Jersey is the state of my birth, but at this point in history it's going to be like being behind enemy lines.

Of course, some might argue that sooner than that the whole area might be a smoking crater, but that's a topic for another thread...

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

17 posted on 06/10/2012 9:21:02 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower
New Jersey is the state of my birth, but at this point in history it's going to be like being behind enemy lines.

I know that feeling. I was born in Maryland.

18 posted on 06/10/2012 11:12:09 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: marktwain

Why do we need another law to reinforce a law signed in 1986?


19 posted on 06/10/2012 12:25:14 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: marktwain; Joe Brower
A good "first step" in the fight to incrementally restore our Constitutional rights.
What get's me the most is that this effort has to be undertaken in the first place.

Perhaps we should be looking into where and when this inalienable Constitutional right was lost (if it ever really was...ignorance is bliss) instead of passing a law to reestablish it.

As the old saw goes...if government gives the right government can take it away.

20 posted on 06/10/2012 2:56:58 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: wastedyears; All
Why do we need another law to reinforce a law signed in 1986?

Because scoflaw states like New York and New Jersey are ignoring the law as it exists.

It is a similar situation to that in Florida, which had a strong preemption law, but not enforcement mechanism. Dozens of Florida cities simply ignored the law until this year, when the legislature put meaningful teeth into the law.

When city officials learned that they could be held personally responsible for failing to follow the law, and they could not use public funds for their defense, they quickly came into compliance.

21 posted on 06/10/2012 3:00:15 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: TheOldLady

FYI ping


22 posted on 06/11/2012 3:49:57 PM PDT by NYTexan
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