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H.R. 822 – National Reciprocity

12 November 2011, 12:23 pm. 4 Comments. Filed under 2nd Amendment, Congress, House of Representatives.

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!  :?

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4 Comments »

  1. Cindy w.. 12 November 2011, 2:30 pm

    I agree with you.  I have my CCW…..I like the national reciprocity…although I already have most states covered with my home state and my neighboring state.  We do need to keep watch on the government, though.

  2. olbroad. 12 November 2011, 6:36 pm

    Neighboring states…no problem.  But once in a while, I have to drive through Illinois…and that is a tad nerve wracking.  Why is the bluest of the blue states are so afraid of allowing their citizens to protect themselves, and seem to have to highest crime rate?  :evil:

  3. cmblake6. 14 November 2011, 6:20 pm

    We already had a reciprocity. It’s called the 2A. Even the 10th Amendment, granting power to the states in everything not specifically covered by the Constitution, does restrict the states from interfering with those federal guarantees. What part of “Shall Not Be Infringed” is so hard to understand?

  4. olbroad. 15 November 2011, 9:53 am

    Now see, that’s what I always thought….until I lived in Wisconsin for 10 LOOOOONG years.  I learned they didn’t even have a 2A type clause in their state constitution, which lemme tell ya, was a real shocker.   But the idea that the feds gets more control over the states  kind of bugs me.  States have already lost plenty of their power to the centralized gubmint.  And that’s why I have a problem with the bill.  They can just as easily, somewhere down the road, take that reciprocity away.  I just don’t trust ‘em!