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  1. Please write your Congressman NOW!!! HR 822 to be voted on - example e-mail

    Message Subject: Please vote for HR 822 with no amendments

    Dear Congressman

    I am writing to urge you to vote for HR 822 so it passes with no amendments.

    As a senior citizen and disabled veteran, my stage in life makes me appear more vulnerable and more likely to be targeted as a potential victim for crime. Carrying a weapon to defend oneself is a right protected by the US and many state constitutions. The protections offered by the US Constitution should not be lessened when one crosses a state line.

    As you are aware, those of us who choose to hold concealed weapons permits are among the most law-abiding citizens in the country. We have unblemished records, have been photographed, had our backgrounds checked, offered character references, and in many instances have been fingerprinted and undergone training.

    Those who claim that reciprocity would lead to more crime disregard the facts and pursue a political agenda based on "feel good" legislation that would do nothing to reduce crime and would infringe on the rights of law-abiding citizens.

    I hope you are successful in passing HR 822. Thank you for your efforts.

    Sincerely,

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    822 does not protect you in Federal Gun Free School Zones unless you have a concealed carry license in the issuing state if you need an amendment carry should be allowed in federal gun free school zones. 2nd Amendment says we can carry anywhere in the US.

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    My rep intends to vote yes on this bill. Our gun rights were lost a little at a time and 822 changes direction to support gun rights. I know many who wish for 'Constutional Carry' everywhere and wont settle for less but it wont happen right away. 822 is a step in the right direction and is very much worth supporting. As far as 822 not covering the Federal Gun Free School Zone I suggest reading entire law and pay close attention to section 3 paragraph (B). it says " A person carrying a concealed handgun under this section shall be permitted to carry a handgun subject to the SAME CONDTITIONS or limitations that apply to residents of the State who have permits issued by the State or are otherwise allowed to by the state". The SAME means what it says. I have discussed this with a lawyer who specializes in firearms laws and he agrees that this paragraph overturns the 'same state requirement' regarding the school zone. Some disagree with me but in the end the courts will decide, not those of us posting on this subject. This bill will pass the House as more than half of the reps have co-sponsered it. It may even pass by a veto-proof majority. The Senate odds are mabye, but its an election year.

  5. While you're asking the Federal government to override a state's right to choose which other states' legally-valid licenses it honors, make sure to ask them to support the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, and override a state's right to choose which other states' legally-valid licenses it honors.

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    It is an election year and 822 will pass in House, as stated Senate maybe and some changes may come out of Senate, I for one will not be the test case for the Federal School Zone. Good Luck hope it flys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Hurtley:242621
    While you're asking the Federal government to override a state's right to choose which other states' legally-valid licenses it honors, make sure to ask them to support the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, and override a state's right to choose which other states' legally-valid licenses it honors.
    Marriage is not protected by the Bill of Rights. Apples and oranges.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Unfettered Might View Post
    Marriage is not protected by the Bill of Rights. Apples and oranges.
    Neither is concealed carry. Whether either should be or not is of course open to debate, but as of now, neither is a Bill of Rights issue.

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    Write your Congressman here... https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Hurtley View Post
    Neither is concealed carry. Whether either should be or not is of course open to debate, but as of now, neither is a Bill of Rights issue.
    Big red blinking neon, flush the toilet and spank you WRONG.

    I see now how you apply your emotion in place of logic, you have earned the "D" behind your name now as far as I'm concerned but if you keep reading I'll show you how I'd like to help you. Carrying is NOT a Bill of Rights issue you say. That statement of yours is the crowning jewel now in your litany of... I'll stop here. I like to think I'm a patient man and as respectful as possible given what I've just read.

    What is the Second Amendment in our Bill of Rights, Ed? "...shall not be infringed". Ring any bells? To bear (have, carry, take with you, have at your disposal) arms (guns of any kind) shall not be infringed (curtailed, limited, made less, transgressed against).

    I like to think I'm open minded and welcome opposing points of view, but saying that gun rights (carry) are not a Bill of Rights issue? Here is a place where latte-philosophy rules, emotions and intentions matter more than "strong country" results, and ignorance of our Bill of Rights or the desire to destroy them exists openly, try it: Marxist (Communist) Discussion Forum / MCDF

    We all know elite communists (marxists, socialists, progressives, liberals, whatever the current label is) want to disarm the populace for better control of them. ...Lets look at what the democrat party says about gun control, shall we?: Democratic Party on Gun Control

    Sir, you may well have been misled by your political party and it's lap dog media. It's likely not your fault. Maybe you can get back in the swing of things and learn of the Bill of Rights, YOUR Bill of Rights, and how to protect them here: http://shop.jpfo.org/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=17 I've purchased these as well to pass them out: http://shop.jpfo.org/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=29 I would rather help you than insult you or embarrass you any further.

    We all started learning somewhere, maybe this is a good day for us both! The Tea Party loves the Constitution, loves our freedom, wants smaller government for a stronger job market and better economy along with a strong military to ensure peace by making it impossible to win against us thereby keeping peace alive for the most part. The Tea Party is nothing more than a grass roots conservative movement. Conservative. We'd welcome a warrior, Ed, like you. You fight for your beliefs, and your beliefs in terms of freedom, from what I've read, puts you more in the conservative portion of the Republican camp or even the Tea Party than in the democrat camp. I did read along the way that you like a strong country, respect our Constitution and desire an economic opportunity for all, right?

    As for 822, I'm torn between reciprocity and States rights...
    1)"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." -Thomas Jefferson.
    2)"Imagine how gun control might be stomped if GOA or SAF had the (compromising) NRA's 4 million members!" -Me. http://jpfo.org/filegen-n-z/nraletter.htm

  11. If you feel that Concealed carry is covered by the second amendment (which I do, by the way,) then you should be in favor of it.

    My comment was based on the fact that Supreme Court decisions currently state that it is not. That's where my "open to interpretation" comes from - my interpretation is that open and concealed carry without a permit should be declared legal at the Federal level.

    The fact that right now, Federal law states that concealed carry is not a "right". Therefore, since it is not a "right" (again, by current law and court decision, not by my belief,) it is something that is legislated. Because, right now it is something that is legislated, and we have this mishmash of laws, I would rather have the Federal government declare at least some continuity between the states. Just as they already do for the privilege that is drivers licenses. If that is the first step toward having carry be considered a Federal right, all the better.

    Next step? Federal "shall-issue" Concealed Carry permits, with consistent laws across the entire country. Apply to the ATF, get your permit, be legal by the same rules *EVERYWHERE*. Then, the same for open carry (not the permit part, the 'same rules' part.) Then, no permits.

    Yes, I should like the Tea Party. But it's been taken over by elements who care only about small personal interests (the Koch brothers, among others,) and isn't grass roots any more. If the people take it back from the special interests, I could support it again. The same is starting to happen with Occupy. I support the general idea, but it's starting to get taken over, and is losing my support in the process.

    I used to be a Republican. But as soon as they decided that legislating personal behavior was more important than allowing personal freedom and fiscal responsibility, they lost me. Now, I'm "small l" libertarian. I would like to make a difference, and unfortunately, that means picking one of the big two parties. Right now, the Democratic Party is more open to accepting my beliefs than the Republican Party is. I am openly accepted as a Democrat here. If I were to try to be as involved in the local Republican Party instead, I'd be vilified as a "RINO".

    As for federal power vs. states rights? I'm of the opinion that more freedom is better. If a Federal law guarantees more freedom, even at the expense of a state's rights, then the Federal government should trump state law. If a state law guarantees more freedom, then the state law should take precedence. For example, Oregon has a "Death With Dignity" law that makes physician-assisted suicide legal (under certain conditions.) I vigorously opposed the attempts by the Bush administration to use Federal power to nullify this law. This law allows MORE freedom, therefore it should absolutely not be overridden by the Federal government. HR 822 grants more freedom, therefore IT should override state law.

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