When we take a good, hard look at the 2nd Amendment, one thing becomes all too clear to American gun owners: Permitting should not be necessary for concealed carry.
The all important amendment, which is very literally the insurance policy against the removal of any other American freedoms, allows U.S. citizens the ability to limit the actions of a tyrannical or out of control government who would wish to impose their will on the people. All other side effects of the right to bear arms are purely windfall, technically speaking, but this particular necessity is powerful enough.
Throughout our history, however, the left has incessantly attempted to curb these American rights in order to bolster their own governmental power. One such move was the advent of concealed carry laws in which American gun owners were forced to register themselves as someone who could be carrying a gun unbeknownst to his or her peers. This invasion of privacy has existed for some time at the state level, creating confusion among those wishing to travel with their firearms. Not all states share the same requirements to be “permitted” to carry your firearm in a concealed condition, leading to a hodge lodge of issues within the reciprocity of each state’s statutes.
Now, more than ever, there has been a push among the American people to streamline the process and eliminate the confusion by installing a system for national reciprocity of concealed carry permits.
The only problem now is that Deep State anti-Trump republicans, such as Mitch McConnell, are quite literally ignoring the problem.
“Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has officially ignored national concealed carry reciprocity for 44 consecutive weeks.
“It was introduced in the Senate on March 1, 2017. McConnell has yet to say a word in favor of the legislation.
“His current silence is simply of continuation of what the common man has come to expect on the issue. After all, on August 13, 2017, Breitbart News reported that national reciprocity was languishing while McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) remained mum on the issue.
“National reciprocity was actually introduced in the House more quickly than it was in the Senate, thanks to Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC). He put forward the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act on January 3, 2017, but it was not until December 6, 2017, that enough conservatives banded together to overcome Ryan’s stonewalling of the measure. It appears conservatives in the Senate will be forced to band together in a similar way to overcome McConnell’s seeming indifference to the measure as well.”
McConnell’s refusal to bend to the will of his constituents has been a frustrating watermark of his time in Washington during the Trump administration, with many conservatives ready to pull the plug on his service as Senate Majority Leader.
President Trump has been successful in the past at budging the otherwise immovable McConnell. Perhaps it is time for yet another tough talk with the RINO’s of Congress.