Bloomberg hatches scheme to stop national concealed carry

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Anti-gun liberals haven’t let their big loss in 2016 get them down. On the contrary — they’re redoubling their efforts.

In a press release Monday, Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Everytown for Gun Safety announced a $25 million effort to thwart national concealed carry reciprocity:

“Concealed Carry Reciprocity” would make Americans less safe, as states would be forced to recognize the concealed carry standards of every other state, no matter how low (or nonexistent) those standards. In other words, it would make the weakest link the law of the land and force states to allow domestic abusers, convicted stalkers, people with violent histories, and people who lack even the most basic gun safety training to carry concealed guns in public.

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Now we – Everytown and Moms Demand Action, together the counterweight to the NRA – are mounting a full campaign to ensure this dangerous legislation fails again. That means activating our 50-state grassroots network of more than three million supporters to hold their elected officials accountable – and investing financially in this long-term battle all the way through to the 2018 elections and beyond.

As you can clearly see, Everytown’s statement proves (yet again) that anti-gun liberals lack even the most basic understanding of gun laws.

There are currently two concealed carry reciprocity laws waiting in the wings of Congress: Rep. Richard Hudson’s (R-N.C.) H.R. 38 has 187 co-sponsors in the House, and Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-Texas) S.446 has 36 co-sponsors in the Senate.

For Cornyn’s bill to pass, several Democrats would have to cross the aisle and vote with the GOP.

Everytown has already taken credit for thwarting the reelection of Sen. Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire. Don’t let them get the satisfaction of preventing concealed carry reciprocity too. CLICK HERE to tell your congressperson to support the national concealed carry reciprocity act!

  • shamu9

    Freaking Mocky ‘Joo’ Bloomberg! Let him go to Cuba! there, only Military, and Police have guns! That’s the way he likes it.

  • Dan

    Just goes to show more money does not mean more brains. In fact I’m sure most all of your readers know he has more money than brains. The man is an idiot.

  • M40

    It’s funny how New York city and southern California seem to think they run the rest of the country. Most of the media reside in those two places, so it’s no wonder we are bombarded with their views 24/7… and no wonder their senators and reps get undue press coverage.

    If we could simply cede the greater LA region to Mexico, we would be done with the Democrat party for the next hundred years.

  • Grant1959

    I believe in the second amendment and advocate for it but I have some serious concerns over the constitutional carry legislation. This may be news to some but in some of the states that now have constitutional carry, the law says the gun must be unloaded. Now I don’t know about you but I see no point or advantage to open carry an unloaded gun. I also believe that there are some people that should not carry a loaded gun in plain sight. There are people that are unstable and unless specifically trained some people will be more of a danger to themselves. Like the dope that tried firing a 50 caliber Dessert Eagle pistol with out proper control of the gun after the first shot the gun recoiled and the guy shot himself by accident. Also open carry might make a person a target of opportunity for thugs and thieves wanting to steal the gun and unless you are prepared to pull the gun and fire it at someone you may be in trouble by hesitating. There are a number of reasons that I have not purchased a handgun but I am entertaining the idea more seriously now, now that my oldest son is a policeman and can train me on a number of issues. However, If I carry it at all it will be concealed carry.

  • Ture Sjodin

    I would be happy to support LA and Hollywood to mexico initiative

  • M40

    I think you’re confused by some of the laws out there, particularly on the “unloaded” carry stipulations. You might be referring to New Mexico’s carry legislation, which allows a permit holder to carry loaded and concealed, while transport of an unloaded weapon (ie; in a vehicle) does not require a permit. Some states now allow permitless open carry, but require a permit for concealed arms.

    As for the “unstable” people you refer to, you may be citing democrat propaganda and scare tactics that make it sound like criminals and crazies are now rushing out to buy guns. Every state in the US prohibits convicted criminals from carrying, wielding or possessing a gun. Almost all states have legal prohibitions for all manner of adjudicated mental conditions as well. Notice the word “adjudicated”? As with ALL rights, you cannot strip an individual of constitutional rights without legal adjudication, and all the appeals afforded under due legal process.

    Just be careful when citing unvetted “facts” about the gun control issue. There’s a LOT of false information being spread by the anti-gun crowd who (A) don’t own guns, (B) don’t understand guns, and (C) don’t know what the current gun laws are.

    When you hear people citing ideas for new gun control initiatives, think of it in terms of first amendment rights. Replace the word “gun” with the word “Koran”, and the term “gun owner” with “Muslim”… and ask yourself if that measure would be a fair application of federal or state law.

    – National registration of gun owners? How about national registration of Muslims?
    – Tracking the sale of all guns? How about tracking the sale of Korans?
    – License to carry firearms? How about licenses to practice Islam?

    If we treated the first amendment the way we treat the second, we could write thousands of laws restricting the purchase and ownership of Korans. We could legislate how Korans are locked and stored, and when and where they can be carried. We can demand that no criminals or crazies be allowed to practice… and of course we need to keep Korans out of the hands of impressionable young children!
    Mosques wcould likewise be strictly regulated. Mountains of paperwork and attendance records could be submitted on a regular basis to state and federal governments. We could build a huge Muslim database to track them, and form a militaristic enforcement agency dedicated to keeping tabs on them. Sound good?

    Does all of this sound like a dangerous and slippery slope? IT IS. The entire gun control initiative is setting some horrifically dangerous precedents when it comes to government meddling with individual rights. If they can effectively legislate one right into obscurity and ineffectuality, then all the rest are endangered.

  • attli

    I am against any attempts to infringe on my Second Amendment rights. The fascist, bloomberg, can go piss up a rope. I hope he wastes his millions on the lost cause of gun control. The majority of voters are uninvolved or are supporters of liberty. Full faith and credit will happen, and sooner than later.

  • Gary Von Neida

    EVIL ( like the devil himself ) NEVER SLEEPS AS DOES NOT RUST.

  • Robert

    Does not seem that you know much about New Mexico gun laws.
    Law requires a permit to carry a loaded concealed firearm. No law against carrying a unloaded concealed firearm. No law against open carry, loaded or unloaded. There is no law prohibiting the transporting of any firearm in your car, loaded or unloaded , open or concealed.

  • M40

    I’m not from New Mexico. The post I was responding to made it sound like the law there required that people could only carry in an open and unloaded state. Even my cursory perusal of NM law showed that was false.

    My remark was that New Mexico “allows a permit holder to carry loaded and concealed, while transport of an unloaded weapon (ie; in a vehicle) does not require a permit.” Was any of that false?

  • Robert

    No, nothing false but, “while transport of an unloaded weapon (ie; in a vehicle) does not require a permit.” implies that it is illegal to transport loaded without a permit and it’s not.
    So, I reiterate, NM Law requires a permit to carry a loaded concealed firearm. No law against carrying a unloaded concealed firearm. No law against open carry, loaded or unloaded. There is no law prohibiting the transporting of any firearm in your car, loaded or unloaded , open or concealed.
    This one is particularly interesting “No law against carrying a unloaded concealed firearm”. Perfectly legal to carry an unloaded firearm in one pocket and a clip or speed loader in another pocket.