URGENT - Gun Insanity
On November 18, we wrote to our Senators asking them to support the Fix NICS Act (S. 2135), a modest bipartisan bill to tighten up background checks for gun purchases nationally. A similar bill (H.R. 4477) was introduced into the House. This seemingly pleasant, reasonable, bipartisan, uncontroversial bill has turned into a Trojan Horse. House Republicans have inserted a poison pill onto the Act: they have attached H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. What is wrong with concealed carry reciprocity legislation? After all, we have reciprocity with driver’s licenses. It is not a parallel situation, however, as there are multiple states which allow individuals to purchase a gun with no background check and to carry concealed weapons without having demonstrated any skill or training. Concealed carry reciprocity would be akin to welcoming drivers from states which give driver’s licenses to untested individuals who have multiple DUI’s, uncorrected vision, and a demonstrable predilection for vehicular homicide. There’s no point in enumerating just how devious and devilish this all this - it’s all glaringly obvious.
1. Call your Member of Congress and say NO poison pill in Fix NICS - pass it WITHOUT concealed carry reciprocity or don’t pass it at all.
2. Call your Senators to say the same thing.