This is part 6 of a seven-series tearing apart an article , Busted! 7 Myths About Concealed Carry, Debunked.linked by linked by specacularly ill-informed DFL House candidate Sara Freeman – who deleted a couple of honest, civil and pointed comments from a post on her campaign’s Facebook page in which she linked to an article from a group called “Resist the Gun Lobby”, entitled (deep breath):
Next, they try their hand at clairvoyance – with predictably dismal results:
MYTH 5: Concealed carry reciprocity would NOT override existing state and local gun laws governing where people can carry.
You can see this myth in action in this GunsAmerica article that claims: “It’s important to note that the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 does not tell the states that they have to adopt a certain concealed-carry issuing standard. In other words, the states retain the authority to determine the regulations and process for one to carry in public.”
And the “bust?”
The House version of concealed carry reciprocity would override a host of state and local laws that currently prohibit permit holders from carrying guns in places like bars, daycare centers, places of worship, athletic events, and near polling places. These laws allow private property Anowners to prohibit guns on their property, and enable law enforcement to anticipate where they are most and least likely to encounter armed individuals.
And that “anticipation” – how well is that working for “law-enforcement” and crime victims?
- In Florida and many other states, a concealed handgun license doesn’t authorize the license holder to carry a concealed handgun into a bar.
Which was why Omar Matteen had to use a potato peeler to kill 53 at the Pulse nightclub.
- Administrative regulations in Indiana prohibit the carrying of guns in certain casinos and childcare centers.
Regulations the same as the one that protected the kids at Columbine, Red Lake and the Newgate school, didn’t they?
- Louisiana prohibits the carrying of concealed handguns in churches, synagogues, mosques, and other places of worship, unless special requirements are met.
Which is why nobody was killed by guns in Sutherland Springs (a “gun free zone” under Texas law).
Again – they know they’re speaking to an audience that doesn’t pay attention; to paraphrase Drew Carey, the facts don’t matter.
Part seven is approaching inexorably!
This is part 7 of a seven-series tearing apart an article , Busted! 7 Myths About Concealed Carry, Debunked.linked by linked by specacularly ill-informed DFL House candidate Sara Freeman – who deleted a couple of honest, civil and pointed comments from a post on her campaign’s Facebook page in which she linked to an article from a group called “Resist the Gun Lobby”, entitled (deep breath):
The writers of this article either don’t know any better than to change subjects in mid-paragraph, or assume their audience is too dim to know or care.
MYTH 6: Concealed carry reciprocity doesn’t make it any easier to buy a gun.
You can find this myth in action in an oped published in The Hill, by U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson who stated: “For one, nationwide concealed carry doesn’t make it any easier to buy a gun.”
The purported “bust?”
Gun traffickers frequently cross state lines to obtain guns from states with the weakest laws. Concealed carry reciprocity would make it easier for them to do that. It would tie the hands of law enforcement officers who encounter armed, out-of-state residents, who may be trafficking guns.
It would “tie the hands” of law-enforcement, provided law enforcement assumes anyone from out of state with a gun is a trafficker.
But to investigate gun trafficking – a felony, by the way – they have to actually find, not people legally carrying guns, but – this may seem tautological, but trust me, it’s lost on the author and their audience – t illegally trafficking them. Which is a felony, often – as when “selling to felon”) a federal one.
In other words, police will have to do their jobs.
Just as they do now.
Not Your Cops! Our Cops!: “Resist the Gun Lobby”‘s final “myth”:
MYTH 7: Law enforcement officers support concealed carry reciprocity.
In this op-ed by John Lott, published by Fox News, Lott writes, “Police officers have very difficult jobs and put their lives on the line every day. What can we do to help make sure that they can come home to their families? One way is to let law-abiding citizens carry guns.”
And the “Bust”:
Major law enforcement groups, including Major Cities Chiefs Association, Police Foundation, and Police Executive Research Forum, oppose concealed carry legislation.
And I bet the SEIU and MoveOn.Org oppose it as well.
Same basic thing; metro police chiefs serve at the pleasure of universally liberal city governments, so they will bark anti-gun bromides on command. The PERF is even more ludicrous; it’s a left-funded pressure group, of no more independet merit than the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Kinda important, donchathink?
Conclusions: Every gun control group lies, all the time. The people who uncritically believe them are idiots who, in a just world, would be barred from voting, with lethal force if necessary.