Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Brady Campaign Lying About Nat'l CCW Reciprocity

From their latest E-mail alert:

On Tuesday, September 13, a U.S. House Subcommittee will hear testimony on gun lobby legislation, H.R. 822, which would force Illinois to allow dangerous individuals from out-of-state to carry loaded guns in your community. The bill appears to be on the "fast track" and the full House Judiciary Committee could vote as early as next week.
Except that's not true. the text of H.R. 822 specifically states:

‘(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--

‘(1) has a statute that allows residents of the State to obtain licenses or permits to carry concealed firearms; or

‘(2) does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms by residents of the State for lawful purposes.

So you can't carry in a state that (currently) prohibits it. So was this deliberate or just a robo-emailer adding in whatever state the recipient was from? Either way, they goofed. And they are REALLY crapping themselves over this bill.

H/T to 45Superman.

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1 comment:

hans said...

I'd love to see this pass. New Jersey (ostensibly) has a permit system, but they haven't issued to a non LEO since the fifties. It would bring me great joy to see the PSH ensue in the spineless, gutless, prickless politicians lairing in this festering hellhole.