Pay attention to the West Virginia *Democratic* Primary, too.
The Democratic primary in West Virginia will likely give us some interesting data on how badly coal is going to hurt Hillary Clinton.Read More »
In the course of reading this subtly bitter (and thus subtly entertaining) story (via Instapundit) about the effective collapse of the anti-gun movement on the grassroots level, I came across this passage: “In November the Republican House approved a measure that would require states to respect concealed carry permits issued by other, less restrictive states; it now awaits action in the Democratic-controlled Senate, where its fate is uncertain.” This refers to HR 822, which passed in the House with bipartisan support and is now awaiting action from Judiciary in the Senate. As people reading this probably know, reciprocal respect of other states’ right-to-carry laws is a hot topic: it recently came to the forefront when a Tennessee woman got arrested for trying to check in her firearm at the 9/11 Ground Zero site. I should also note in passing that Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s (INDEPENDENT) attempt to smear said woman by claiming she was also in possession of cocaine backfired: the woman didn’t have any. But she’s still facing several years of jail time – no, really – for a ‘crime’ that more enlightened portions of the United States of America decriminalized some time ago*.
But that’s a different post – although conservative/Republican groups should take note that New York City is not a safe tourism/convention destination for their members under Mayor Bloomberg – the real question is what the Senate plans to do about restoring civil liberties. Particularly all those Senators from Shall-Issue states (i.e., states where firearm possession is a right to be exercised, and not a privilege to be granted).
Yup. There are fourteen Democratic-held Senate seats from states that have Shall-Issue laws on firearms ownership. That is enough to win a cloture vote, even assuming that a certain Senator from Massachusetts continues to oppose HR 822 (the Ladies from Maine are a good deal more reliable on this subject); which would then put this issue on the President’s desk, all nice and stinking. Which is why none of the Democrats above want to talk about the issue; and why we should not allow them to get away with staying silent…
Moe Lane (crosspost)
*Reading those above articles…wow, New York politicians really don’t like tourists very much, do they? I mean, here we have a woman about to go to jail for years because NYC thinks that it can dictate Constitutional law, and Peter Vallone is going around calling the woman names and laughing at her. And he’s one of the people who wants to let her go.