The initial reaction of mine was positive, but then after thinking about it, this bill has the same problems that a Federal CCW has. The Feds gain control over what was a state's decision. What would happen to Vermont that has no restriction other than that it is illegal to possess/carry a gun with the intent to commit a crime?
It's just to dangerous to let the Feds stick its nose under the tent! Look at drivers' licenses. There is recognition of all state to state, but the Feds dictate many state provisions of licensing.
The overview of the bill I read didn't mention any additional federal oversight, only that states that offer permits would have to recognize permits from other states. The states would still have their own requirements for their permit process, and permit holders would have to adhere to the laws of the state they are visiting.
Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) opened the hearing by saying the legislation is needed because state laws on right to carry reciprocity are "confusing, vary widely and can subject otherwise law-abiding citizens to frivolous prosecution."* He also argued that permit holders' fundamental Second Amendment rights were at stake, noting that "this legislation recognizes that the right to bear arms does not stop at the state line."[\quote]
That last line interprets to me, "we need Federal legislation to control state legislation". I could be misinterpreting it but that is my initial reaction.
It's mainly a wait and see scenario from this point forward IMO.
I am against any bill that violate the 10th amendment
I am against any bill that does not apply equally to all 50 states
I am against the Feds getting involved in gun control
I am against H.R. 822 and have been since it was introcuced and all other
attempts at this same BS legislation
I am not happy with the state laws of most states but I would rather
put up with them than anything that comes out of Washington.
If you are in favor of this bill then you are either anti gun rights or a
but what's to stop the states from shutting down completely?
I just wish people had the collective balls to relocate out of states where their rights are stripped away.