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Alan Gottlieb on America-Wide Constitutional Carry: Itíll Never Happen
The Truth About Guns ^ | 16 April, 2012 | Robert Farago

Posted on 04/17/2012 8:57:47 AM PDT by marktwain

Referencing today’s post on Glenn Beck and Constitutional Carry, I bumped into the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation at the NRA convention. I asked Alan Gottlieb if he could foresee a day when the entire country enjoyed permitless concealed carry (a la Alaska, Arizona, Wyoming and Vermont). “It’ll never happen,” the gun rights champion stated flatly. “New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii—it would have to get through the legislature, and that just isn’t in the cards.” Never? “Not in my lifetime.” Given Mr. Gottleib’s considerable contribution to our collective gun rights, let’s hope that’s a very long time. Let’s also hope the Supreme Court’s incorporation of the Second Amendment (via the McDonald decision) eliminates local and state laws that trample our constitutional right to armed self-defense.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: banglist; carry; gottlieb; saf
Alan has done a great deal to protect the Constitution and the Second Amendment, but he tends to be well... conservative.. on these issues.

I talked to him a few years ago, and he was rather pessimistic about open carry. I think that events have shown that he was too pessimistic.

1 posted on 04/17/2012 8:58:01 AM PDT by marktwain
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I think he’s right.

I think Constitutional carry will eventually sweep the South, Midwest and Mountain States. I can even see some unfriendly States being forced to allow licensed carry and recognize other States licenses (so someone from Texas doesn’t get rung up on gun charges in New York).

I don’t see unlicensed carry happening in the Northeast or Far West without a Constitutional Amendment that would be extraordinarily difficult to pass, though.

SnakeDoc


2 posted on 04/17/2012 9:05:38 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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I live in Kentucky, a very pro-2nd Ammendment state, but I can assure you constitutional carry will never happen here because the repeal for the need for a permit would mean the loss of fee revenue for government. Sad but true.


3 posted on 04/17/2012 9:21:24 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: marktwain

IMHO, a Federal law requiring both shall-issue and reciprocity between states would be a gigantic step forward, and much easier for the Northeast and Far West to swallow.

A Federal Law requiring reciprocity would be a a wonderful first step.

For a considerable period of time, I think concealed carry will be more socially palatable than open carry and I would far rather have reciprocity than universal open carry.


4 posted on 04/17/2012 9:53:20 AM PDT by CurlyDave
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There are now four states with Constitutional Carry with Wyoming being the latest entry (as of July 1, 2011) with more on the way.
5 posted on 04/17/2012 9:55:08 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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There are now four states with Constitutional Carry with Wyoming being the latest entry (as of July 1, 2011) with more on the way.
6 posted on 04/17/2012 9:55:32 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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Sorry about the double post. Don’t know how that happened.


7 posted on 04/17/2012 9:56:46 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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Alan has been a champ up to this point...

This isn't anything that needs to go through a Legislature. It's already codified in law. Article 6 paragraph 2 and the 2nd Amendment state it quite clearly. Even without the latter 14th Amendment Privileges and Immunities clause.

Shall not be infringed. Keep AND bear. Supreme law of the Land.

LAWS OF ANY STATE TO THE CONTRARY NOTWITHSTANDING.

This is not rocket surgery.

8 posted on 04/17/2012 10:02:03 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: CurlyDave

You don’t need a law. The Constitution already lays it out.


9 posted on 04/17/2012 10:03:47 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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Too bad the Constitution nor “stand your ground” laws will help George Zimmerman.

This was to be a nation where rule of law existed.


10 posted on 04/17/2012 11:31:37 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

cool post

bump


11 posted on 04/17/2012 8:53:38 PM PDT by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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