Skip to comments.Boxer to Introduce Common-Sense Concealed Firearms Act of 2011(Barf Alert)
Posted on 01/24/2011 4:14:28 AM PST by marktwain
Washington, D.C. January 22, 2011 U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today announced that next week she will introduce the Common-Sense Concealed Firearms Act of 2011, which would require all states that allow residents to carry concealed weapons in public to have minimum standards for granting permits.
Senator Boxer said, "The tragic events in Tucson earlier this month are a reminder of why we need common-sense gun laws. This measure will establish reasonable permitting standards for Americans who wish to carry concealed firearms. According to a recent poll, more than 60 percent of respondents believe there should be a reasonable permitting process for those who wish to carry concealed firearms."
Senator Boxer's legislation would require all states that allow residents to carry concealed weapons to establish permitting processes that would include meaningful consultation with local law enforcement authorities to determine whether the permit applicant is worthy of the public trust and has shown good cause to carry a concealed firearm.
Currently, two states do not permit residents to carry concealed firearms, while three states, including Arizona, allow residents to carry concealed firearms in public without a permit. The other 45 states require residents to obtain permits to carry concealed firearms, but the majority of these states would not meet the standard set in this bill.
Senator Boxer plans to introduce the legislation when the Senate reconvenes next week.
Infringement by any other name is just as unconstitutional.
I wonder if they include police in their "nobody needs etc." category.
Those are good. I think you’ve somewhat missed the boat because yours actually have at least a thread of connection to the issues you raised. The Democrats often don’t.
marktwain was complimenting Barbara Boxer, not being rude to her as you stated when you said, “Stupid is a compliment when you speak of Barbara Boxer.”
Of course not.
But the visual attack ads against RINOs will be too hard for them to resist. Any RINO who stands against a mag ban will be shown between Cho and Laughner as a psycho killer.
“Congressman Schmuck agrees with Cho and Laughner that anybody should be able to buy a 33 round magazine.”
WE’ll be lucky if we get to keep the mags past 10 rounds that we already own. New mags past 10 rounds will be illegal to make, buy or sell in just a few months. Bet on it.
Trav, are you now into manufacturing hi-cap mags and trying to get a buying frenzy started? I’ll take a case.
Politically you always need a thread of truth in everything thrown out. Take “The affordable health care act”. Well, it's related to health care isnt it? maybe just not affordable.
This ploy has been used by hundreds of anti-gun chiefs of police in MA to deny issuing any CCWs.
” The RNC vision of rapid response is to defer until the next election cycle, and tell us what masterful plans they have if only well support them. Then, after we do, NOTHING, again! “
Reasonable? It’s pretty unreasonable in Nebraska already if you ask me. $175.00 for the mandated class to teach what any idiot should know about guns, plus another $100.00 to apply for permit.
Nope, got all I need. But I think the grabboids will be smarter this time, and pick off mags, and not go for a big AWB type bill. They’ll peel off high cap mags, with no sunset, and they’ll do it with RINO votes. Our brave RINOs will not be stand being compared to Cho and Loughner, photo by photo. I think this is 100% certain. RINOs who vote against the mags will say, “We’re not coming after your gun! (Just those evil massacre making mags.)”
Oh no seriously?? That's not good...
Those who wish to get a permit may still go through the classes, and be eligible for reciprocal carry permits in other states.
Loughner had not gone the permit route.
I wish we had a universal carry. Will never happen here in Cali.
The way I see it, CCW’s is an attempt at national registration. Do not surrender your prohibited hi-cap mags. Disassemble them. Spread the parts and pieces through out the house and property. Get them out of the safe or gun closet.
I don’t know if they’ll go for a total ban including existing mags. It would be much easier to pass a bill outlawing new manufacture, import, buying selling etc.
If they tried to outlaw possession, including the ones we own, they’d be creating millions of well-armed felons overnight. They might not want to take that step.
Or, they might.
I was originally commenting on what the Article said, not what marktwain said. I could only respond to post #1.
The horse is dead, so let's stop beating it.
I think you are a bit over pessimistic. How about a friendly wager? If such a bill passes by 1 January, 2012, I will buy a case of your new book, Castigo Cay. If it doesn't, you ship me a case of autographed copies for free.
Seems like a win-win to me. We could have B4Ranch or another prominent freeper judge who wins.
while three states, including Arizona, allow residents to carry concealed firearms in public without a permit.
The key to Boxer's “common sense” legislation is that it forces all states to institute a may issue system in order to carry a concealed weapon. This gives some police chief or sheriff the ability to deny you a permit by whim, and plenty of incentive (because of perceived liability) to deny it. Most people who are given this authority do not have the fortitude to grant permits to any law abiding citizen, and they end up granting them only to well connected people and cronies.
“while three states, including Arizona, allow residents to carry concealed firearms in public without a permit.”
More are coming. I predict that two more states will adopt Constitutional Carry by the end of 2011.
Sounds good to me. Let’s just refine the terms of the hypothetical bill.
In what Bizarro world is THAT “common sense”.
It is hard to do parody anymore.
“I already have a Federal Permit to carry...”
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.
Nice, I have a natural right to bear arms granted to me by my Creator, in addition to the ‘Federal Permit’ that recognizes this right. ;)
Shouldn’t someone ping the mod?
Boxer and common sense should not be used in the same sentence.
But high cap mags over 10 rounds will be banned by 2012 and forever after. Count on it.
“I think you are a bit over pessimistic. How about a friendly wager? If such a bill passes by 1 January, 2012, I will buy a case of your new book, Castigo Cay. If it doesn't, you ship me a case of autographed copies for free.
Seems like a win-win to me. We could have B4Ranch or another prominent freeper judge who wins. “
“Sounds good to me. Lets just refine the terms of the hypothetical bill.”
I think the criteria is if future sales of magazines of more than 10 rounds are banned to citizens other than government agents after 1 January, 2010, in a bill passed by the Federal government, and signed into law. Is that what you meant?
I included all of the above for B4Ranch, and so we can refer to it in the future without going to multiple posts.
I don't think they can get it through Congress.
After 2012, not 2010. Future sales of new magazines. The law might not go into effect on Jan 1, but it will be passed before then.
The Rats will find 50 RINOs who will not want their photo between Cho and Loughner on the MSM and Rat ads.
“Congressman Smith thinks that maniacs should have 33 round massacre magazines for their Glocks. He is voting against the ‘Gabby Gifford Gun Safety Act To Keep Massacre-Maker Magazines From Maniacs law’. Call Congressman Smith, and ask him why he thinks madmen should be able to kill 33 innocent victims as fast as they can pull the trigger on their pistols. Tell Congressman Smith that responsible sportsmen don’t need 33 bullets to shoot a target, or defend themselves.”
At least 50 RINOs will not want that attack against them.
Even Dick “Shotgun” Cheney says “we don’t need them.”
Also: for pistols, not necessarily pistols and rifles.