Skip to comments.NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting
Posted on 04/24/2014 6:56:00 PM PDT by dontreadthis
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already issued still apply when the gun owners travel across the country.
"Right now it takes some legal research to find out where you are or are not legal depending on where you are," said Guy Relford, an attorney who has sued communities for violating an Indiana law that bars local gun regulation. "I don't think that's right."
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Federal gun laws are seldom a good thing. If you’re responsible enough to carry you should be responsible enough to research and familiarize yourself with the laws.
This sounds more like a standardized reciprocal-rights initiative at the state level.
The Second Amendment is a Universal Gun Law, isn’t it?
I have to agree.
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I respectfully disagree. I should be able to carry anywhere in this country I want to without having to memorize a labyrinth of regulations.
If you are licensed, you should be able to carry anywhere, anytime, in the open in a holster.
I understand where you are coming from, but I have been traveling down the eastern seaboard this past week, and there is no way I could just carry. It is too complicated.
But I do understand the problem with Federal legislation, but the federal legislation should say: If your state says you can carry, you can carry anywhere with no restrictions.
The problem is all the wheeling and dealing it would take to get it done.
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Make it a federal issue and Obama gets to make the laws, with his pen if he has to. After him, Hilary might just be the person making the rules about your carry rather than your local legislator.
I’d much rather fight this state by state and avoid those places without reciprocity.
In an ideal world, the viewpoint would be: it is your right to carry by default.
In the real world, you are sadly correct, I would have to agree.
oh, ok, go ahead...
Like gay marriage licensees are forced to be honored by lib judges.
Doesn't seem to be working very well.
Have you tried carrying a gun around NYC?
Try it and you will see what I mean.
I understand the point you make, and I agree.
But if we were a country guided by a constitution that states adhere to, then if you are a member of the union adhering to the Constitution, that should be the document that determines the right to own a firearm.
In reality, we can agree that since our Federal government doesn’t follow the Constitution, allowing them to set the rules without state interference at this time would not work.
But that doesn’t mean it is right. We should be forcing our Federal government to adhere to it, then it wouldn’t be an issue.
But we can agree, at this time, it is.
some laws are more universal than others
it’s the new way
Thanks Algore; the debate is over; yes?
Its called “The Second Amendment”.