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Stop The National Carry Permit

Yes, Mr. Trump has a permit.

Yes, he supports the RKBA agenda (at least now where he sees his bread is buttered!)

BUT, a National Carry Permit?

NO.

Alan Korwin (the uninvited ombudsman, author of Page Nine and many gun law books) presents the argument:

The last thing you ever want is to have the federal government issuing national — or any — firearm carry permits.

The feds do not have this power. The feds should never have this power.

Your right to have a firearm anywhere in America should never depend on getting “papers” from any government, much less the federal powers in Washington, D.C.

If you have a gun — constitutionally protected private property — and you aren’t doing anything inherently wrong, that should never be a crime. There is no victim. No one is harmed. No actual crime is committed. The idea that you need a wallet card to be somewhere you have a legal right to be is preposterous.

Too many gun owners, including some leaders of the gun-rights movement, sincere but totally misinformed and misdirected, are salivating for our permit-carrying president elect to issue some sort of national carry plan. It cannot, must not, better not be a national permit in any way shape or form.

Over 20% of these United States have enacted ‘Constitutional Carry’, that is law-abiding citizens may carry firearms without the need for permitage.

Is there blood running in the streets in these States?  No, in fact crime is down.

Let’s cut to the chase, instead of pushing for more federal control and bureaucracy, let’s make The United States ALL Constitutional Carry!

Simplicity.  And less federal intrusion.  What a concept!

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

13 thoughts on “Stop The National Carry Permit

  1. Thank you. My thought keeps being “We don’t need papers! There should be no papers involved!” I shouldn’t have to get excited about a state passing Constitutional carry because that’s not a STATE issue. The whole USA already HAS Constitutional carry – it’s just being refused.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | January 7, 2017, 9:05 am
  2. While PH is right – and ’tis a consummation devoutly to be wished – it will probably not happen unless Rand Paul becomes President Pro Tem of the Senate.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | January 7, 2017, 9:35 am
  3. Fed fingers in any pie will certainly ruin it. It will be overbudget, be in the shape of a triangle and have pieces of glass in it.
    (if some congressman has an Uncle in the glass business)

    Don’t most of the “Gun Free Zones” have their roots in the .gov? If so, lets get rid of those first.

    Posted by KM | January 7, 2017, 2:33 pm
  4. Currently the law that is being put forth makes it so if your State has Constitutional carry you will be able to carry in all the other states without that pesky piece of paper. So if all the States go Constitutional carry than you have your wish. On the other hand, it also has provisions for people in States that have oppressive .gov to get an out of State license, say Utah or Florida, and carry back in their home State. Now, all this could change, but I think it’s a pretty good go at getting as many people able to carry as possible.

    Posted by Brass | January 7, 2017, 3:51 pm
  5. It’s not a national carry permit. It’s nationwide reciprocity (like DLs) so a Texas permit will be honored in Florida (for example).
    As far as I know, all the Constitutional Carry states except Vermont (ironically, the first one) have provisions to issue permits, so, say, an Arizonan can carry in Texas on his Arizona permit.
    The idea of the resident of a Constitutional Carry state carrying without a permit in another state based on his DL showing residence in a Constitutional Carry state, sounds fetching, but realistically, is a small-town cop in North Carolina going to know if Missouri is a Constitutional Carry state or not?
    If I lived in a Constitutional Carry state, I’d spring for the permit. It’s cheap insurance.

    Posted by Old 1811 | January 7, 2017, 5:02 pm
  6. I’ll take a stab at slaying the 800lb gorilla – Constitutional Carry (or possession for that matter) should probably be the norm as per the 2nd Amendment. That would also ‘work’ with nationwide reciprocity. The ‘gorilla’ is STILL those states, like say Noo Joisee, that have extremely restrictive State laws (we can argue whether that is an infringement, or not another day) – most folks would have a REAL issue since ‘civilians’ (read non-LE) are not allowed to possess hollow-point ammo there. And they also ‘think’ a Ruger 10/22 is an ‘assault rifle (eye roll)’. It’s bad enough for most mere mortals to keep track of which states currently recognize a person’s license in their home state. I for one don’t even want to have to worry about the state specific laws even IF they ‘recognize my LTC.

    Posted by GomeznSA | January 7, 2017, 7:59 pm
  7. All I want is for the fed.gov to tell the states that they have to honor my NC permit, just like they honor my NC drivers license. We can work on the rest later.

    Posted by lpcard | January 10, 2017, 4:53 am

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