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    ..we need to do our part to get it to pass the Senate. Sadly, according to this email I received from GOAL, it seems that Senator Brown is not on board with it:

    I vividly remember the day GOAL Executive Director Jim Wallace came into my office and told me that we were going to help then State Senator Brown get enough signatures on his petition to be included on the ballot for U.S. Senate, the "Kennedy Seat".

    At the time I was still a new employee at GOAL and didn't know much about him. That changed rapidly over the next few months as we got out to the clubs, spread the word to our membership, and dared to dream that we might actually have a pro 2A Senator from Massachusetts. Even at our office Christmas party State Senator Brown was still a relative unknown, he came and spoke, shook hands, and told us that he would stand with us, for the Second Amendment. It was great to hear.

    Well, the rest is history, the great debate in which he claimed "it's the peoples seat, not the Kennedy seat." and on to the election day, where finally we succeeded, the most unlikely of states, hired a Republican to represent them, a pro 2A one at that.

    Fast forward 22 months and here we are, wondering why Senator Brown is against H.R. 822 a very pro 2A piece of legislation. Not only has he come out saying he would vote against it, but he's also giving soundbites that seem to be right out of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns playbook. Did you forget about us Senator Brown?

    For this reason, GOAL is asking all of our members to remind Senator Brown that "the people" want H.R. 822 the "National Reciprocity Act" passed in the senate, and we would appreciate his vote on this legislation.

    Please contact Scott Brown's Office in Washington D.C. and urge him to vote in favor of H.R. 822 the "National Reciprocity Act" He can be reached at (202) 224-4543.
    You can also go to Office Information - Scott Brown for additional contact options.
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    I hope that many others will do as you suggest so we can get National reciprocity. I think the votes are there but getting it by the Senate rules will be tough. Perhaps with it being an election year some 'on the fence' Senators will see the benifit of supporting National reciprocity in enhancing their relection chances. I also hope that the gun-owners who have concerns about the proposed law will read it for themselves and see that this is a good law. AND MUCH NEEDED!

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    It seems "Instructors" want this so it can be a revenue generator for them while destroying gun rights for everyone else. Don't ask me just Google for yourselves to find out how a last minute voice only vote added an addendum that will allow a Federal biometric database which will allow the BATFE easy gun grabbing access! It would also make a state like Vermont HAVE to implement a permit system where none is currently needed...Greed smdh
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    I support 822 and Im not an instructor. While I do not personally know Phillip Gain I very much doubt that he or any other firearms instructor on this site supported 822 for monetary gain (no pun intended)or are closet Brady gun-control plants. I would like to read the alledged amendment for myself and what is the EXACT wording of the alledged amendment? Vermonters can still get an non-resident permit from another State if they wish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HueMan:244316
    It seems "Instructors" want this so it can be a revenue generator for them while destroying gun rights for everyone else. Don't ask me just Google for yourselves to find out how a last minute voice only vote added an addendum that will allow a Federal biometric database which will allow the BATFE easy gun grabbing access! It would also make a state like Vermont HAVE to implement a permit system where none is currently needed...Greed smdh
    I believe your talking about the Hughes amendment to the FOPA. That amendmend was also added illegally, I've seen the video and read the transcript for that day. I like to think we scrutinize Congress's actions better today than back in 86 and for that matter an amendment for anything can be added to any bill.

    Observe them closely, but please put the paranoia away people or we might as well not ever have a pro gun bill again with this mentality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HueMan View Post
    It seems "Instructors" want this so it can be a revenue generator for them while destroying gun rights for everyone else. Don't ask me just Google for yourselves to find out how a last minute voice only vote added an addendum that will allow a Federal biometric database which will allow the BATFE easy gun grabbing access! It would also make a state like Vermont HAVE to implement a permit system where none is currently needed...Greed smdh
    First off...when you put the word "instructor" in quotes in that context, you are implying that somehow I am not a real instructor. I take offense at that. I've taken the courses, and have been certified by the NRA to instruct Basic Firearm Safety, Basic Pistol, and Personal Protection. I also have my certification from the Mass State Police as well. I assure you, my credentials are genuine, in order, and available for any of my students to see.

    Secondly, as an NRA-certified instructor, I can already teach in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, Virgin Islands, and probably a number of foreign countries too, if I were so inclined. HR 822 does not make a bit of difference in my income.

    As someone who travels to visit family all over the place, it would be NICE to not need Utah and Arizona permits to "keep me legal" while carrying during my travels. Not to mention the stupidity of needing ME, NH, CT, and RI permits just to get around New England. Or having to borrow a firearm if I take a shooting course in upstate NY.

    Vermont could do exactly what Arizona does. ANYONE (resident or not) may carry without a permit in Arizona. But ANYONE (resident or not) can obtain a "shall issue" Arizona permit for reciprocity purposes. ANYONE in a "constitutional carry" state has the option of obtaining a nonresident permit from a variety of states, at no huge cost.

    The "biometric database" is a bunch of hooey. Let's examine the text of the amendment:

    1 SEC. 4. GAO STUDY OF THE ABILITY OF STATE AND LOCAL
    2 LAW ENFORCEMENT TO VERIFY THE VALID3
    ITY OF OUT-OF-STATE CONCEALED FIRE4
    ARMS PERMITS.
    5 (a) IN GENERAL.—The Comptroller General of the
    6 United States shall conduct a study of the ability of State
    7 and local law enforcement authorities to verify the validity
    8 of licenses or permits, issued by other States, to carry a
    9 concealed firearm.
    10 (b) REPORT TO THE CONGRESS.—Within 1 year after
    11 the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller
    12 General shall submit to the Committee on the Judiciary
    13 of the House of Representatives and the Committee on
    14 the Judiciary of the Senate a written report which con15
    tains the results of the study required by subsection (a).
    Basically, the GAO (Government Accounting Office) gets to study how easy or hard it is for state and local law enforcement to verify that someone's permit is valid. How difficult is that? It literally takes one phone call or radio call in most cases.

    After a year, the GAO has to report its findings to Congress. While it is remotely possible that they may recommend a "national biometric database," it isn't all that likely. And even if it WERE recommended, it would have to come up for a vote, then the funding would have to be approved; it's not an automatic given.

    Don't believe everything that GOA or NAGR or whomever tells you. I don't trust those people one bit, not with the daily sleazy emails they spammed me with for months. The NRA has a far better-proven record, and can afford better attorneys, than GOA or NAGR or whoever.

    So if you want to be a 2A purist, holding your breath and stamping your feet, and not accepting SOME progress in the right direction in lieu of the whole ball of wax...BE MY GUEST...and be ready to unload and lock it up every time you venture out of Massachusetts.

    Oh, and hope you don't get stopped in NY or NJ, where the federal law is considered an "affirmative defense" for a traveler passing through who is arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. (As oppposed to keeping the traveler from being charged at all, like in any reasonable state.)

    HR 822 is not perfect. But it fixes a lot. And it's not the "trojan horse" that those idiots at GOA/NAGR are making it out to be.
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    PS - one more note about that "biometric database." LET ME ASSURE YOU that when you get your fingerprints taken for a purchase or permit acquisition...those prints don't just sit on a card in the police station. I'll guarantee you they are scanned in short order and sent right to CJIS in Clarksburg, WV. I grew up near there, and have friend working there who are scanning in bunches of fingerprints on a daily basis.

    Don't fret about there being a "national biometric database" created. It's already there. And you're already in it.
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    You're welcome to come to MI. We already accept carry permits from all states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Gain View Post
    ..we need to do our part to get it to pass the Senate. Sadly, according to this email I received from GOAL, it seems that Senator Brown is not on board with it:



    You can also go to Office Information - Scott Brown for additional contact options.

    And these 2 douchebags:

    Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., and Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., wrote President Barack Obama last week urging him to issue a veto threat against the bill. Passing the bill "would jeopardize public safety and would be an insult to states like New Jersey and New York that purposefully have strong gun ownership laws," they wrote.

    Rep. McCarthy amendments aim to stop H.R. 822, National Concealed Handgun Bill - Long Island populist | Examiner.com

    We all need to contact the Whitehouse and let Maobama know he must pass it....but would he listen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santa View Post
    Vermonters can still get an non-resident permit from another State if they wish.
    Why should they have to?
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