Long overdue. Naturally, the gun pansies are freaking out:
Gun owners would be allowed to carry concealed weapons around the country under new legislation in the Senate. The Senate’s No. 2 Republican, John Cornyn, will reintroduce a gun rights bill Thursday that critics warn is dangerous.
The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would allow gun owners who have a concealed carry permit in their home state to bring their firearms in any other state with concealed carry laws.
“This operates more or less like a driver’s license,” Cornyn told The Hill. “So, for example, if you have a driver’s license in Texas, you can drive in New York, in Utah and other places, subject to the laws of those states.” Cornyn, a Texas Republican, said this would “eliminate some of the ‘gotcha moments,’ where people inadvertently cross state lines” with guns they are legally allowed to carry in their home state.
But gun control groups say the bill poses a significant danger for society at a time when lawmakers should be strengthening background checks to address recent shootings.
Baloney — if it’s not “strengthening background checks,” it’s something else. Anything, to roll back the Second Amendment. But since the Supreme Court has ruled that the 2A is “incorporated” into the states’ constitution, they’re going to keep losing even as they keep trying.