This is a BIG deal for those of us that live in the little crappy states in the upper-right. I'm fully permitted for the Peoples Republic of Massachusetts where I live. It's quite easy to cross state lines on the way to somewhere in these little states. VT is pretty chill but NY? no friggin way. Want to guess what state I HAVE to cross to get to the rest of the entire country?
This, from the NRA, sounds logical and clarifies it for me, but would a Chicago or NYC cop let you go without a lot of red tape?
"Yet under H.R. 38, states would maintain complete control of the standards by which they issue their own concealed carry licenses. And property owners, whether public or private, would maintain discretion over the carrying of firearms on their own premises. The primary effect of the bill would be that a handful of anti-gun states could no longer arrest and prosecute travelers simply for crossing into their territory with an otherwise lawfully carried concealed handgun. "
OK, so the only unclear part for me is the "anti-gun states could no longer prosecute"...but I'd also heard that it does not change states' individual rules regarding concealed carry.
To the point - I live in Maryland (Der Peoples Republik), and it is nigh impossible to get a carry permit. However, this new law may open doors for people like me to get non-resident permits from nearby states - would that, through the reciprocity ruling, allow me to carry in Maryland? Or does that get into the "won't change individual states' rules" part of it?
Honest question. I'm one of those who would really like to be able to protect my person and property...
"A qualified individual must: (1) be eligible to possess, transport, or receive a firearm under federal law; (2) carry a valid photo identification document; and (3) carry a valid concealed carry permit issued by, or be eligible to carry a concealed firearm in, his or her state of residence."
I'm thinking the "be eligible to carry a concealed firearm in, his or her state of residence" means not materially prohibited, so outside of age and criminal record restrictions, you're good to go.
Don't trust the NRA on the legislation. They're supporting more gun control law. Gun Owners of America and National Association for Gun Rights are good though. One of my Texas senators has even joined the enemy. Cornyn needs to go.
>>>>I'm thinking the "be eligible to carry a concealed firearm in, his or her state of residence" means not materially prohibited, so outside of age and criminal record restrictions, you're good to go.
Kind of . . . .
Some states are "may issue" . . . they have discretion if a person otherwise meets the requirements. . . while other states . . are "shall issue" . . . they grant the permit absent any reason not to.
Some folks are Grandfathered universally because of unusual circumstances during prior service to the U.S.A.
Most of these folks seldom talk about firearms or their background with them.
A friend of mine has a National Carry Permit issued by a judge because he does business in two different states. I had never heard of such a thing but evidently, if you carry money across state lines a federal judge can issue you a permit.
I'm thinking about kicking it old school with a pre A1 style 1911.
Cimarron imports a decent clone.
It has a lowered ejection port and modern feed ramp and throat, but the frame is correct. Some other details would need addressed, such as the hammer, grip safety, and thumb safety. Easy fixes. Modern reliability in an old style at a moderate price seems good. It's a Phillipine import.
My concern with buying a mil spec 1911 is that it's what my own started out as that over several years morphed into an enhanced combat style pistol with a fancy match barrel and other modern amenities. This one will be as original 1911ish as can be for days when I want to reminisce about the days when men were men and getting the web of your hand ate up was just part of the experience.
I've got one enhanced and one modern...one needs to be old school.
Colt put out a beautiful replica, but I just couldn't convince myself to part with the outlay required.