Archive for September 23rd, 2011
Imagine traveling from your home to Massachusetts, and not being able to buy a newspaper or stay at a motel because you’re from out of state.
The ACLU would be up in…well, maybe not “arms”…but they would sure take issue with the violation of your First Amendment rights.
When it comes to the Second Amendment, though, your right to keep and bear arms is often checked at the state line. And it hardly raises an eyebrow among civil libertarians.
Criminals obviously don’t care if they cross state lines to commit a crime, but honest citizens are often required by law to leave behind their self-defense firearm when traveling.
Pro-gun champion Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) recently introduced a concealed carry recognition bill to address this situation.