Gun Dean Commends House for Passing H.R. 822

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.”

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One response to “Gun Dean Commends House for Passing H.R. 822

  1. Here’s the deal with Gun Owners of America, directly from their website in brief:

    – H.R. 822 Destroys Vermont Carry
    – H.R. 822 Undermines Constitutional Carry (ie. Vermont)
    – H.R. 822 Does Not Help Many Residents in “May Issue” States
    – H.R. 822 Takes Expansive View of the Commerce Clause (wonder if that could also be said for healthcare “reform?)

    The GOA site discusses these issues further.

    All good roads are paved with intentions that lead us to somewhere we don’t want to be. The constitution clearly states our 2A rights. D.C. vs. Heller affirmed it. H.R. 822 will benefit almost all of us. But, there’s still a small portion that it does not help.

    Those in Illinois are still up the preverbal creek.

    Currently, Vermont does not require a permit, thus anyone can conceal carry (as long as a felony is not being committed). Now, H.R. 822 will require a physical permit that will have to be issued to legally carry outside of that state.

    The good news is, there is additional work being done by Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) and H.R. 2900, which addresses these issues.

    I do not need permission to worship where I want.

    I do not need permission to say write, and read what I want (yet).

    I do not need permission to peacefully assemble on public property (yet).

    I do not need permission from the government in any of these freedoms.

    What I want to know is WHY do we the people need government permission for a Constitutional right, like the 2nd Amendment?

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