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AZCDL and H.R. 38 (National Reciprocity)

acdllogo.jpgOver the weekend, The Arizona Citizen’s Defense League issued the following regarding H.R. 38, the House’s Bill, The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017:

A major pro-rights federal firearms bill filed this session is H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. It was introduced on January 3 by Republican Representative Richard Hudson of North Carolina. H.R. 38 has 205 co-sponsors, including Arizona Representatives Trent Franks (R-AZ-8), Paul Gosar (R-AZ-4), Martha McSally (R-AZ-2), Andy Biggs (R-AZ-5) and David Schweikert (R-AZ-6). It has been assigned to the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

As written, if H.R. 38 becomes law it would require any state that allows people to carry concealed firearms to recognize permits issued by other states or allow a person to carry without a permit if they are “entitled to carry a concealed firearm in the State in which the person resides…” (i.e., Constitutional Carry). Where you would be able to carry when visiting other states is still subject to their laws.

If H.R. 38 becomes law it appears that, as a resident of Arizona, you would be able to carry in any state that allows concealed carry, with or without a CCW permit, since Arizona issues permits and is also a Constitutional Carry state.

H.R. 38 contains provisions that place the burden of proof on each state to show that a person discreetly carrying a firearm did not comply with their laws. It also provides for the award of attorney’s fees and damages to victorious plaintiffs. However, the proposed federal law does not prevent you from being arrested in states that refuse to recognize your right to carry. It only means that, if you can get your case to federal court, the law is more apt to be on your side.

A final caveat about H.R. 38, or any similar bill, is that once national reciprocity is covered by federal law, future congresses could potentially amend it with virtually insurmountable permit issuance requirements in order for a state to qualify for reciprocity under federal law.

As written, and without modifications, AzCDL supports H.R. 38.

In case you haven’t signed the White House Petition urging President Trump to follow through with his promise to push this legislation, you may do so at the following link:

 

Terminus Obamanum

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We’ve suffered eight long years to see this day come. Time to encourage our new President to start healing the damage done to America by the Obamination. Time to restore our CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC to its former greatness.

The Better Half and I listened and watched the Inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th POTUS this morning and approve of the speech that he gave afterward. We applaud his invocation of God as a key to going forward.

A note about animations

We removed the sidebar countdown timer and have converted all the Flash™ animations to static and linked images in the blog template. Some animations remain in archived posts, but the HOME and ABOUT pages have had them removed.

Election 2016

hashtag-vote.pngWhen The Better Half and I moved to Arizona, one of the first things we did after establishing residence, was to get our Arizona driver’s licenses. At that time, we were asked to register to vote. Well, we were both disillusioned by the insider antics and backroom shenanigans of both major parties, that we registered as independents, or as Arizona puts it, “no party affiliation.”

Our status remained as such until this year. In 2016, there was going to be a Republican primary challenger to the Senate seat held by John McCain by Kelli Ward, an Arizona State Senator with way better conservative credentials than DC insider McLame. We both changed our party affiliation to R, just for the primary. As it turned out, the dirty PAC money behind McCain smeared and cajoled Kelli during the campaign. She lost, but by a way narrower margin than the McCain machine had hoped. According to a recent Kelli Ward email:

  • We were able to earn 40% of the vote in a 4 way race.
  • More votes were cast for me on Election Day than for any other candidate, including Mr. McCain - including votes in Maricopa County.
  • We won 5 of 15 counties and had more votes outside of Maricopa and Pima Counties than McCain.
  • We raised more money last cycle than any other insurgent candidate.
  • Over 235,000 Arizona voters selected me to be their next US Senator.
  • We were outspent at a rate of about 10 to 1.

That same email from Dr. Ward declares her intention to run for the Senate seat now held by Jeff Flake (good name for him) whose politics say he is like a “John McCain, Jr.” TBH and I may again cross over from independent to R for that primary as well.

We still don’t know how the elections will turn out next week. We have already voted by absentee ballot and instead of skipping the item where McCain was running against liberal Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick, I wrote in “Kelli Ward.” My conscience wouldn’t let me either abstain or vote for the lesser of two evils. I see on a group on FecesBook™ that many others wrote in Dr. Ward as well.

Expect Massive Fraud in November

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Now, I cannot attest to the accuracy of the statements in the image above, but if just one or two are correct, we can expect to be railroaded again come November. I would do some research to back this up, but

  1. I’m too tired
  2. The WiFi is sort of slow tonight
  3. I’m on vacation from retirement.

Besides, the events listed in the image seems like they could be accurate considering the way most politicians and their operatives game the system and then lie about it. Just sayin’.

Image modified from one that The Better Half found on the FecesBook® thing.

BREXIT

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Well, the international political bullshit has come home to roost, thanks to the United Kingdom (Great Britain) having voted to secede form the EU. The impact to us was substantial, but not devastating. Our investments are weighted away from high risk and we still appear to be in pretty good shape, considering. As we continue to invest, we will be getting bargains at the now discounted rates.

Some pundits in the UK think that the Obamination may have tweaked the British electorate the wrong way by having gone to London last month (at taxpayer expense, of course) and insisted that they vote to stay in the EU - or else. I guess they don’t like some moron from the new world telling them what to do, so a backlash happened.

Our government isn’t the solution to anything - it’s the problem! And I mean a problem in the bipartisan sense. :evil:

UPDATE: 26 JUN 16 - I found this interesting graphic relating to the effectiveness of the Obamination’s power of persuasion over the British electorate:

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Liar Liar

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The Better Half and I went shopping (like tourists) in Old Downtown. We saw a sign in a gift shop that inspired me to create this timely graphic for one of the most prolific liars in U.S. history. Clickable image.

Sheriff Joe Invites You To WCC

Western Conservative ConferenceSat., Feb. 22, 2014 !

Like CPAC — for the Western United States Phoenix Convention Center, All Day

Second Amendment Luncheon, Emcee: Alan Korwin

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Roast, featuring The Cartridge Family Band and a dozen dignitaries

Pre-event activities start 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21.

Via Alan Korwin:

Celebrities include: Rock star Ted Nugent, film star Steven Seagall, media personalities Neal Boortz, Rusty Humphries, Herman Cain, WSJ Editor Steve Moore, Accuracy in Media’s Don Irvine, Sheriff Richard Mack, Trevor Loudon, plus a gaggle of federal and state politicians (listed on the website, a long list, Matt Salmon, Russell Pearce, Bob Corbin, more), they will join the conference for breakout sessions with insider news on what’s happening in Congress and at the state level. Lots of real face time with people you can’t otherwise get to. Itinerary on the website: http://www.westernconservative.org

The Second Amendment Luncheon (starts 11:45 a.m.) features Congressman Trent Franks, one of the leading gun-rights advocates in Washington, Robbie Barrkman, the owner of Robar, and a few surprise guests. I’ll be the emcee for this part. You can attend the luncheon only, or other parts selectively, like the Sheriff Joe Roast, if you wish. Check the schedule.

The evening dinner banquet will include a no-holds-barred roast of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” with a long list of dignitaries risking their skins, led off by The Cartridge Family Band with a few musical assaults we’ve written just for Joe (”We claim Harmonic Immunity,” the band declared from an undisclosed location in a heavily armed fortress).

This is one event you do not want to miss. See the full schedule, list of guests and sign up at the website. http://www.westernconservative.org

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