Under the recently passed House bill, Arizonans who wish to bring their guns to California's public spaces need only carry with them a driver's license or some other form of photo identification demonstrating their residency.
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to protect Americans' Second Amendment rights and to curb gun violence: the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. CCR would force each state to accept the concealed carry standards of every other state, even states that have weak standards or no standards at all. Under this bill, someone who can carry a concealed weapon in Arizona without a permit would be able do the same in California, even though California has strict permit requirements for concealed carry.
Many law enforcement organizations have decried the bill, including, the International Association of Chiefs of Police; the Police Foundation; the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators; and the Major Cities Chiefs Association, which counts the chiefs of police and sheriffs of the 66 largest law-enforcement agencies in the country amongst its members.
Unlike that dope, I've actually read the bill and I've actually spoken to several attorney's who have read the bill and have all agreed that it isn't some anti-gun piece of legislation secretly written by Obama that will add millions of names to the rolls of prohibited purchasers because they missed a credit card payment back in 1982. Nineteen states do not require any gun safety training in order to carry. "This law would force all states to the lowest common denominator". They were among 14 national Republicans to vote no on the bill.
This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms.
But that's a bogus comparison.
Advocates on both sides of the issue agree that should concealed-carry reciprocity become law, it will likely end up in federal court.
"This would really put California in a bind", said Laura Cutilletta, legal director for the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
It would also allow people to carry concealed weapons into federally owned lands, including national parks.
Esty says the background check measure would help ensure mental health and criminal records are loaded into a federal database.
"I find it ironic that we're being lectured to by people from big cities with a lot of gun control measures, but have some of the worst crime in the nation". Last month, a man killed 26 and injured around 20 people in a Texas church sanctuary. Some states deny permits to people who have committed domestic violence or other crimes.