Concealed-carry bill makes sense

No one ever says you leave your First Amendment rights behind when you cross state lines. No one asks you to get 50 driver’s licenses. The Supreme Court has even ruled that gay marriages performed in one state must be recognized in all 50.

Your Second Amendment rights should be no different. A growing movement in Congress thinks so, anyway.

The U.S. House last week passed H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would make concealed-carry permits valid in all 50 states. It makes not only constitutional, but practical sense.

Even though Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., screeched that the bill is “inviting violent criminals to carry concealed weapons,” that’s obviously hokum – by definition, criminals aren’t obeying existing laws. The Washington Post rightly gave her assertion “three Pinocchios.”

 

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