WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The House of Representatives deserves the thanks and commendation of law-abiding Americans for passing today H.R. 822, the proposed National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011, by an overwhelming vote of 272 to 154,” gun law expert John M. Snyder said here. He is the Gun Dean, according to Human Events.
“This bill, if enacted into law, would allow an individual with a permit to carry a concealed firearm issued by a state to carry in other states,” he explained. “The Senate should take up this measure as soon as possible and give it swift and positive consideration.”
“It’s an idea whose time has come,” Snyder added. “Studies show that where CCW legislation is enacted, rates of violent crime take a precipitous downturn. People with drivers’ licenses issued by a state can drive an automobile throughout the country. There is no good reason for preventing people with state-issued CCW licenses from carrying concealed around the country.
“The opposition to this proposal comes on an ideological basis and not a factual one. It’s time to overcome anti-gun die hard politicians and mainstream media personalities. It’s time to enact this and other gun rights legislation into law. It’s time to begin rolling back some of the anti-gun legislation enacted into law by Congress and some state legislatures over the last several decades.”
Snyder said, “The issue is coming to a head as public opinion surveys indicate support for unreasonably restrictive gun legislation has been declining over the last half-century or so. Support for the individual Second Amendment civil right of law-abiding American citizens is at an all-time high. So is the purchase of firearms and ammunition.
“The gun rights movement has been and continues to be on the rise. The gun control movement is on the decline, even though it has had the support of much of the mainstream media over the last several decades. This is true even though millions and perhaps billions have been spent to support it. In this country, it’s a loser. The United States is gun country. It’s time for Congress to recognize this.”