Senate Defeats Concealed Carry Amendment
July 22, 2009
The U.S. Senate voted today against allowing people with concealed carry permits in their states to carry guns in all other states that have concealed carry laws.
The proposal got 58 votes, while 39 senators voted against it. However, under an agreement made on the proposal, it needed 60 votes to pass.
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mtarte @ 7/24/2009 8:11 AM
It is unfortunate that the senate did this. How many law enforcement officers are there in this country compared to legally armed citizens? Who among us has reponded to or read about a citizen holding a suspect at gunpoint or defending themselves from attack? The reason people need a CCW is that for the police to truly be able to protect every one, there would need to be 300 million cops. With rare exception, those states that have a shall issue CCW law for its citizens have a lower crime rate than those states, like California that balk at the thought of an armed citizenry. How many gangbangers would take on some citizen if they suspected that citizen may be armed?
carters @ 7/24/2009 2:37 PM
I totally agree mtarte, I know a number of CCW holders and they are without exception, very vocal supporters of LEO's and our efforts...
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