Still we have the sort of arguments raised here:
Proposal for State Reciprocity on Table
Suddenly the Big Government folks that want the feds doing everything have become the defenders of "state's rights" when it comes to the issue of reducing confusion on concealed carry laws. The arguments they raise are ludicrous.
Does that make sense in the slightest? You start out with a Pennsylvania resident who is charged with attempted murder. How does the Police Commissar run a place where the guy is on the streets carrying until "eventually" the attempted murderer becomes an actual murderer? Was this "eventual" killing the fault of the gun law or simply police and court bungling?Testifying before Congress on Tuesday, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey told the story of Marqus Hill, a man whose Pennsylvania gun permit was revoked after he was charged with attempted murder."Despite his record, he then used his Florida permit to carry a loaded gun in Philadelphia," Ramsey said. "He eventually shot a teenager thirteen times in the chest killing him on the street."
But the more basic question is the core Constitutional one. How do you justify the recognition of a state's properly issued license by any other state with this language:
"Full faith and credit shall be given in each of these States to the records, acts, and judicial proceedings of the courts and magistrates of every other State."It works for driver's licenses, vehicle licensing, marriage and divorce decrees, and a hundred thousand other enactments.