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  •  Nationwide permit to carry would be a poison pill (7+ / 0-)

    Some blue state senators would not support a bill that included that. NY passed a very strict permit law. It was challenged in court and upheld. The Supreme Court refused to take the case.

    •  Yeah -- that's bringing in a whole other level of (3+ / 0-)

      controversy, whereas some things (like background checks) have that 90% level of support.  It could well be an effective way to sabotage the bill.

      --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

      by Fiona West on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 10:21:18 AM PDT

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    •  Poison Pill? It would end resistance from me. (2+ / 0-)
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      noway2, FrankRose

      And many others. I'm willing to bet even the NRA would stop resisting if Reciprocity was added to the bill.

      •  Well, we do keep hearing that nobody has a problem (2+ / 0-)
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        FrankRose, Texas Lefty

        with "responsible" gun owners(!).  Since data shows that those with carry permits are amongst the most "responsible" and have already submitted to a background check that FAR surpasses anything being proposed by the current legislation, national reciprocity should be a gimme, let alone a non-issue.  The fact that it is being so strongly objected to is a massive indication of insincerity and signals lack of honesty on the part of the restrictions proponents.

        (!)[sarcasm]Of course what goes, often times, unsaid is that a "responsible" gun owner is one who is willing to capitulate to any and all anti demands, e.g. AWB, magazine capacity, registration, insurance, etc.[/sarcasm]

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