Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan says that the House will vote down any legislation on expanding federal background checks for gun purchases if it does not include provisions guaranteeing concealed carry reciprocity.
Concealed carry reciprocity would allow permitted handgun owners to carry concealed in all states where the practice is lawfully allowed. The House passed a concealed carry reciprocity measure in December, which was passed to the Senate and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Jordan told Politico’s Rachael Bade that passing a new bill without a reciprocity clause — including the current version of the bill being pushed in the Senate by John Cornyn — “would allow bureaucrats and administrators to take away an individual’s Second Amendment liberties, and something that fundamental you’ve got to have a court make that decision to give due process to American citizens.”
Jim Jordan tells me background bill w/out conceal carry reciprocity is a no go. "Would let bureaucrats take away individual's liberties” https://t.co/tLaRU1RFNN
— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) February 21, 2018
The Cornyn bill is expected to pass the Senate and is allegedly supported by the Trump administration.
Read more at the Daily Caller.
I am all for better background checks, IF, and only if, it will keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. BUT, that is not the reasoning behind the democrats constant push for gun control. Their sole purpose for gun control is so they can continue their reign of corruption and know the citizens are powerless to stop them. Once our government manages to confiscate your weapons, do you think they are going to give up theirs OR their armed body guards? Certainly not. Take a lesson from Austrailia. Austrailia’s government, through the same lies and propaganda we heard daily from the left, convinced their people that guns are the root of all evil. Austrailians fell victim to government gun confiscation. The result? Crime rates did not go down, they skyrocketed. Criminals still had guns and the few that don’t, use knives to overpower and kill their victims. I am 65 years old. At one time I could have fought off an attacker with a knife. Now, I carry a gun for protection. But our government wants to go the way of Austrailia and take it away. The only thing gun laws accomplish is turning innocent, law abiding, citizens into victims.
Yup, stupid Dems will never agree so any bill they sent to congress is DOA.