WASHINGTON – Gun control and gun rights advocates are heading for another clash with a Senate vote on a measure that would allow people with concealed weapons permits to carry those hidden weapons into other states.
Backers, led by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., say truckers and others with concealed weapons permits should be able to protect themselves when they cross into other states. Opponents say the measure would force states with strict procedures for getting permits to accept permits from states with more lax laws.
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Answer by Sonnut at 10:16 AM on Jul. 22, 2009
We need guns to protect ourselves from those who ignore the laws. Before the Taliban took over Afghanistan and put all women under house arrest including female doctors they took away the guns. Do you want to be in a situation where you can't defend yourself from criminals? What if those criminals took over our government?
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Answer by tnmomofive at 11:07 AM on Jul. 22, 2009
There needs to be a national certification process where individuals who are granted the carry permit can have country-wide indemnity related to the permit. I agree that the purpose of the 2nd amendment is to give law abiding citizens the right to protect themselves, family and property. But it isn't the law abiding folks we need to worry about--it is the groups who steal the weapons or come to own them illegally. I believe this is the crux on which the debate teeters. I went through the entire process here in California and can carry if I so choose, but I can't take my gun a pinky toe into Nevada or Arizona (both Wild West States where firearms can be carried as long as not concealed). But again, I am not the threat the factions are worried about. It isn't an easy debate to have. I do believe we won't lose our rights--the Constitution won't be cancelled.
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