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Old 07-17-2009, 03:43 PM   #1
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From: Puget Sound, Wa.
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National Concealed Carry Law Amendment #S. 845

Senators John Thune and David Vitter are the sponsors of S. 845 -- a
bill that will establish concealed carry reciprocity amongst the several

Senators Thune and Vitter offered the bill as an amendment (#1618) to
the Department of Defense authorization bill (H.R. 2647).

This provision will use the constitutional authority allowing Congress
to enforce "full faith and credit" across the country, so that each
state respects the "public acts, records, and judicial proceedings" of
every other state (Article IV).

The benefit of the Thune/Vitter legislation is that -- unlike other,
competing measures -- it would protect the right of any U.S. citizen to
carry out of state (regardless of whether he possesses a permit), as
long as he is authorized to carry in his home state. This is important
because of states like Vermont and Alaska, where residents can carry
concealed without prior approval or permission from the state... in
other words, without a permit!

ACTION: Please urge your Senators to vote YES on the Thune/Vitter
concealed carry reciprocity amendment that will be offered to the
Department of Defense authorization bill and NO on any modifying
amendments. This vote could come as early as Monday, so please act on
this right away!

You can use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at to send your Senators the
pre-written e-mail message below.

Dear Senator:

Please support the Thune/Vitter amendment to the Department of Defense
authorization bill. This amendment will protect the right of citizens to
carry firearms outside of their home state without violating the rights
of the other states. Thus, the reciprocity language masterfully protects
the principle of federalism while also promoting Second Amendment

A person's right to defend himself and his family should not end at the
border of his state.

I urge you to vote for the Thune/Vitter concealed carry amendment and to
oppose any modifying actions that seek to weaken their amendment.

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Old 07-18-2009, 10:40 AM   #2
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From: Spokane
Posts: 371
Doesn't it kinda infringe on the 10th amendment?


Last edited by Kolat; 07-19-2009 at 01:29 AM. Reason: had amendment mixed lol
Old 11-12-2009, 12:25 PM   #3
Joined: Nov 2009
From: Kennewick, WA
Posts: 4
Well in washington we have NO chance of getting that fuckn murry or cantwell to vote yes on anything except more tax's........they have run Boeing out of town......
Old 12-31-2009, 12:51 PM   #4
Joined: Dec 2009
From: Seattle, WA
Posts: 3
I think it's unconstitutional to force states to honor a permit, but at the same time, it's unconstitutional for states to infringe on our 2A rights.

It's my opinion that the right solution to protecting our firearms freedom is to attack and overcome any/all laws that infringe on it, not to pass new ones that violate the Constitution just like the laws they are meant to counteract.

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