Sen David Vitter’s Gun Bill Targeted by Critics

Sen David Vitter's Gun Bill Targeted by Critics

Sen David Vitter's Gun Bill Targeted by Critics

When Sens. David Vitter, R-La., and John Thune, R-S.D, crafted legislation to enable gun owners to carry concealed weapons from state to state, they named it the “Respecting States’ Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.” But in the view of the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence, it would be better named the “Armed Vigilante Act,” pointing to the recent case in which armed neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin during a confrontation. Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder, has said he was defending himself from a brutal attack.

Judiciary Committee member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., picked up on the Zimmerman theme in an April 17 letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, R-Nev., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who chairs the Judiciary Committee, asking that this “dangerous” legislation never see the light of day in the Senate.

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  • Explicitlyrix25

    im gettin tired of the brady campaign. How is it an armed vigilante act? IM A LAW ABIDEING CITIZEN. along with millions of other people the can carry legally. Its just another excuse to take law bideing citizens rights away. We as law bideing citizens need to prtect our constitional rights and get rid of dictators like the brady campain.

  • Explicitlyrix25

    the Bady campaign shouldn’t  be called the campaign to end gun violence. They should be called the campaign to end law bideing citizens rights to carry weapons legally. I myself as a law biding citizen dont commit gun violence! Nor does a million plus other people who carry legally. Take away the law bideing citizens rights to carry while the criminals still can and will have access to guns. Instead of the Brady campaign trying to take away our rights as LAW BIdeing citizens. They need to focus on getting guns out of the criminals hands do something right for a chnge and maybe you can make a difference

  • Cobrawing

    I echo what Explcitlyrix25 has said and well said it was!   The major cities have the ridiculous crime rate they have because they foolishly blundered in  DIS-ARMING  the law abiding citizen in an effort to curb criminal gun violence.   That lunacy did nothing more than give criminals an even brighter green light to seek out more victims.   The big cities have gone in the wrong direction.   They chose the behavior and now they are reaping the consequences of it.   Re-empower the honest citizens again and watch criminals return to being the cowards they naturally are again.

  • talgus

    George Zimmerman bought his 9mm to protect against loose feral dog attacks.  Why is the Brady campaign equating the young Martin to a viscous dog.

  • Derekf900

    Dianne Feinstein is a Communist and so Harry Reid. This is typical of what I would expect from them.

  • KhmAK47

    George Zimmerman was not a CCW holder and he killed trayvon Martin in cold blood. No matter how you want to see it he killed a kid. He gives us gun holders a bad name. He ain’t a man he’s a coward. I hope this law passes it would be great to not have pay more money to want to carry in another state.

    • 1911 grunt

      you should get your news from other sources than msnbc and the root- the ‘kid’ was a 6 ft 2 known thug that just happenend to try to beat-up the wrong man

      • Zimmerman isn’t 6′ 2″

        • 1911 grunt

          read khmak47 post (my post is a reply to his) then read mine again
          make sense now?—–dumbass!

    • lorin

      You still holding to that after what has come out recently? That “kid” was beating on Zimmerman and threatened his life. Sounds like self defense to me.


  • AmericanCitizen

    Every state that allows carry has proved crime drops, Brady group started with FL and has never quit, look at the wonderful Brady states of IL and NY, almost forgot District of Columbia.

  • Lorin

    Senator Feinstein happens to be one of the handful of people who has been given a CCW by the sheriff in San Francisco. Hypocrite doesn’t begin to describe it.