Saturday, November 19, 2011

States rights

Republicans in Congress are happily pushing the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, which means essentially that a concealed carry card issued in one state will be valid is all other states.  On one hand, that seems like kind of a good idea.  Lots of folks travel from state to state, and might want to have a fire arm, for whatever reason.  It would suck to do all the right stuff in your home state, and get tagged in another state more or less inadvertently.

ut, in the irony (or perhaps its hypocrisy) department, a federal law overriding choices of the various states sure doesn't seem to fit into the Republican narrative of being all for states rights.  Upon reflection, it's definitely in the hypocrisy department.  Kind of like Idaho Republicans who champion local control, but won't let cities have local option taxes.

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