On Wednesday of this week, a federal court ruled that the ban on interstate handgun sales is unconstitutional. The court advised that by failing to provide specific evidence to show the relationship between the ban and illegal sales in light of the Brady Act, the ban does not adequately address safety concerns, and is thus a burden to Second Amendment Rights. While this matter is likely far from over, this is a huge, positive decision in regards to the national discussion on gun rights.
John Cornyn, the senior senator from the Lone Star State is introducing a bill for national concealed carry reciprocity. The bill makes no changes to any standing state gun laws of any kind. It would simply allow a CHL holder to cross a state border and have that license honored by any state in the US, eliminating the necessity to be licensed in each individual state. This is a fantastic bill, one that would make everybody’s lives (including law enforcement’s) easier. We encourage all of our listeners to let your representatives know that they should support this bill.
The Georgia Senate has introduced three anti-gun bills to this legislative session. The first, Sen. Emanuel Jones’ SB 67, would prohibit the carrying of firearms in public buildings. Senate Bill 68, also a bill introduced by Jones, would add a training component to the application process for obtaining a weapons carry permit. Both of these acts are designed to dissuade gun carriers from carrying or using guns, but the last bill is by far the most egregious. SB 73, Introduced by Sen. Steve Henson, would allow anyone to be detained by law enforcement in order to investigate whether or not that individual has a weapons carry permit. Currently, Georgia license holders must have their valid weapons permit on them at all times when carrying, but they cannot be detained for the sole purpose of determining whether they have a license. SB 73 would change that law to allow law enforcement to detain anyone they want for pretty much no good reason.
Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder recently commented that his biggest failure as AG was not enacting some sort of gun control measure. He cited the will of the American people and Congress’ inability to act as reasons for his failure. What he did not mention is that when Democrats ran on anti-gun sentiments, they lost. Big time. Holder’s biggest failure, it turns out, was being out of touch with the American people.
Finally this week, we bring you a gun self-defense story. This one has a happy ending, and could be seen as a public service. A woman in Van Zandt County, Texas, shot and killed a home invader. A man by the name of Christopher Ray Foster was attempting to force his way into the side door of a house when the homeowner fatally shot him. Foster was a suspect in an arson fire in the area, as well as a registered sex offender for assaulting a child in 1999. While we hope no one ever has to use deadly force, if it was going to be used, good thing it was on that scumbag.