by: the Common Constitutionalist
Over the weekend, I was perusing the online NRA-ILA newsletter. If you are gun enthusiast, own and/or carry a weapon, or merely a supporter of the Second Amendment and gun rights, I would suggest you sign up for the newsletter.
Most articles interest me, but one in particular seemed intriguing. It is entitled, “5 reasons to support National Reciprocity.”
Although every year I feel I’m a bit closer to becoming a self-taught, “so-called” constitutional expert, I’m still far from it. So I thought, why not read what the real experts had to say on the matter of reciprocity, or the extension of rights and privileges from state to state.
The five reasons, according to the NRA-ILA, are: “1. Exercising a right shouldn’t be contingent upon what state you’re in; 2. You don’t want to be an accidental criminal; 3. Concealed carry permit holders are among the most law-abiding citizens in the country; 4. Reciprocity laws can change frequently with little notice … and 5. Law-abiding concealed carriers can protect YOU in all 50 states.”
To open-minded and reasonable Americans, all five of these points seem factual and have merit. But it is not open-minded and reasonable Americans we have to concern ourselves with when it comes to owning and carrying guns.
Study after study proves these assertions that gun owners and carriers are indeed, with few exceptions, the most law-abiding and model citizens. So what! It is not gun-rights supporters they must convince who the good guys are. It is the rest of society. Yet it is the liberals most on the right continue to try to persuade.