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I receive an interesting email the other day. The writer said that since I hadn't posted about National Reciprocity that I might be interested in their videos of the pros and cons.
Unfortunately the reason I hadn't posted is that I felt the vote on the amendment was a sham. The Democrats had no intention of ever letting this pass. They just wanted to look pro-gun for their constituents. By setting it up to require 60 votes to keep it from being withdrawn they were able to have more Democrats vote Yes and still keep it from passing.
I've heard several comments bordering on hysteria about this law. The usual statement is along the lines of 'oh my god. now you can carry a loaded gun into a bar and get drunk'.
I'll try to make this simple.
1) The law does not allow you to carry a gun into a bar. It allows you to carry a concealed weapon, if you already have a permit, into a restaurant that serves alcohol. Said restaurant must derive at least 40% of it's income from the sale of food. 2) You may not drink while carrying a weapon.
Now this law only applies to law abiding citizens. Previously these individuals were required to leave their weapons either at home or in their car.
Criminals were already: 1) Carrying guns into bars. 2) Drinking alcohol while carrying. 3) Getting drunk while carrying. 4) Endangering law-abiding citizens who had no means to protect themselves.
Now, can anyone present a rational argument as to why this new law creates a new and deadly environment?