An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
I have been looking over this bill, H.R. 822, and I’m finding myself a bit concerned.
‘Sec. 926D. Reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms
‘(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the law of any State or political subdivision thereof, related to the carrying or transportation of firearms, a person who is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm, and who is carrying a government-issued photographic identification document and a valid license or permit which is issued pursuant to the law of a State and which permits the person to carry a concealed firearm, may carry a concealed handgun (other than a machinegun or destructive device) that has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce, in any State, other than the State of residence of the person, that–
Sounds pretty good, right? Well, I’m all for reciprocity, but I have an issue with a national list of CCP. Isn’t it bad enough that the state already has such a list, and news agencies freely publish that list? I don’t think I like the Feds being involved in our 2nd Amendment rights. “Certain concealed firearms”? What if they decide my little Walther P22 shouldn’t be on that ‘certain firearms’ list? Or my itty bitty 5 shot derringer? There is nothing to stop them from listing all sorts of carry weapons. Not to mention, they could make it almost impossible to get a permit. What government giveth, government can also taketh away!