Bill failed passage by 2 votes….2 Republican senators voted against. Lugar (IN) and Voinovich (Ohio)..
Perhaps the constituents of these men should consider making their displeasure known……
Lampposts and rope are a good way to demonstrate this..***
So Sen. John Thune has a great deal of support for his bill to allow CCW permit holders to carry across state lines.
“Offered Monday as an amendment to the defense authorization bill, it would allow people to carry concealed firearms across state lines, provided they “have a valid permit or if, under their state of residence . . . are entitled to do so.” “.
Of course, most big city mayors have opposed this measure.
Chuck Schumer opposes this as well, and, of course, has vowed to filibuster it.
“Clearly, large, urban areas merit a different standard than rural areas,” he said. “To gut the ability of local police and sheriffs to determine who should be able to carry a concealed weapon makes no sense. It could reverse the dramatic success we’ve had in reducing crime in most all parts of America.”
Pay no mind to the fact that gun crime, and crime in general, are highest where draconian gun laws are in effect. And, of course, the statement shows that some government officials believe that there are significant differences in the needs of rural areas vs urban areas. Wonder if they will keep that in mind in further legislation of all kinds that affect us all.
I also wonder what the makeup of the urban areas (supported by many government programs (“entitlements”)) regarding race and culture has to do with the above belief?
Does this mean that the 10th amendment is valid? States rights trump?
You can’t have it both ways…..Unless, of course, you are a senator.
But I digress from the point….
The best part is that the middle of the road Democrats are considering the bill, and may well vote for it.
Divisions in the partisan politics is a GOOD thing, no matter which side of the aisle you are on.
Remember: When seconds count, the police are only minutes away……