Thursday, October 20, 2011

Update on HR 822

Mayors Against Illegal Guns sent out an email yesterday.  Here is part of what it said:

A coalition of more than 600 Republican, Democratic and Independent U.S. mayors today called on the Senate to reject efforts by gun lobby allies to quickly introduce and pass a measure that would override state laws determining who can carry concealed, loaded weapons in public places.
Legislation to impose national reciprocity for concealed weapon permits – called the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 822) – was marked up by the House Judiciary Committee last week and is expected to be approved by the House as early as next week.  Senators are expected to try to attach a nearly identical measure to must-pass bills now on the Senate docket, including a series of appropriations measures and defense authorization legislation to be considered in the coming weeks.
 The legislation would force nearly every state to recognize permits to carry hidden, loaded weapons issued by any other state, even if the carrier would not qualify for a local permit.  In today’s edition of USA Today, the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition published an open letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid and members of the Senate strongly opposing the Washington gun lobby’s attempt to strip cities and states of their authority to set minimum standards for concealed carrying.
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Local info from CeaseFirePA:

Philadelphia City Council just passed a unanimous resolution opposing the federal "National Right To Carry Reciprocity" legislation being considered in Congress. This morning, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams briefed the Council on the threat posed by the legislation, and joined Councilman Darrell Clarke, who introduced the resolution, calling on Senators Casey and Toomey to oppose the bill.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think its ironic that the mayors against illegal guns is so against law abidng citizens trying to legally carry firearms