2nd Amendment Is Not a Take-It-Or-Leave-It Proposition

Senator John Cornyn
2013-04-17 15:34:04
THE LONESTAR WEEKLY Senator Cornyn�s E-Newsletter The Lonestar Weekly* **2nd Amendment Is�Not a Take-It-Or-Leave-It Proposition** � � [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Concealed Carry Speech.jpg] [link 1] Click Here to Watch the Video� [link 2] � The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is not merely about hunting, recreational shooting, or marksmanship. Nor is it discretionary. It is not a take-it-or-leave-it proposition. In order to bolster the freedom of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, I offered legislation that would allow Americans with concealed handgun licenses issued by their own states to exercise those rights in other states whose state law authorizes the issuance of a concealed handgun license. If you're driving from Virginia to Texas, you don't have to obtain a separate driver's license for each state you drive through. But you do�have to obey the speed limits and other laws of the state in which you are driving. If this legislation�becomes the law of the land, someone with a concealed carry permit in Texas would no longer have to worry about obtaining a separate one when he or she travels across the country. For all of us who are worried and concerned about these episodes of senseless gun violence, I think we can actually find a solution, not by encroaching on the�freedom of law-abiding citizens who are exercising their constitutional rights, but by focusing on the areas where we can actually make a�difference. News Releases* *April 17: Cornyn Introduces National Conceal-Carry Reciprocity Legislation [link 3] April 16: Cornyn Addresses Boston Bombings on Senate Floor [link 4] April 15:�Senators Cornyn, Cruz Announce Bipartisan Committee to Fill Texas Judicial Vacancies [link 5]* *April 11:�Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees to Meet with Local Officials on Central Texas Salamanders [link 6] April 11:�Cornyn: Solutions, Not Symbolism on Gun Violence [link 7] April 10:�Cornyn: President Obama's Budget is "Irrelevant"� [link 8] April 10: After Kaufman County Killings, Cornyn Introduces Bill to Improve Prosecutor Safety [link 9] April 10: Cornyn Statement on the White House Budget� [link 10] April 9:�Cornyn Extends Sympathies to Victims of Lone Star College Stabbing [link 11] April 9:�New Cornyn Bill Aims To Reduce Wait at Ports of Entry [link 12]* � Social Media* Sen. Cornyn regularly updates his profiles with the latest news and developments from around Texas and Capitol Hill. [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/twitter.gif] [link 13]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/instagram-logo-icon.jpg] [link 14]�� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/facebook.gif] [link 15]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/youtube.gif] [link 16]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Flickr.png] [link 17] Texas Times Column* *March 18: Honoring Montford Point Marine Calvin Curtis [link 18] February 28: A Moment Bigger Than The Game [link 19] February 20: Texas Treasure Returns to the Alamo [link 20] February 5: Honoring Members of our Greatest Generation [link 21] January 28: Remembering the Crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia [link 22] December 14: Tales of Christmas Past In Texas [link 23] November 20: A Message of Thanksgiving [link 24] September 14: Cowtown On The Open Seas: Commissioning the USS Fort Worth [link 25] August 29: A Texas Town with an Abundance of Books [link 26] August 10: Back To School On The Texas Frontier [link 27] � �� ���* ���*��*

2nd Amendment Is Not a Take-It-Or-Leave-It Proposition
 

 
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The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is not merely about hunting, recreational shooting, or marksmanship. Nor is it discretionary. It is not a take-it-or-leave-it proposition.

In order to bolster the freedom of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, I offered legislation that would allow Americans with concealed handgun licenses issued by their own states to exercise those rights in other states whose state law authorizes the issuance of a concealed handgun license.

If you're driving from Virginia to Texas, you don't have to obtain a separate driver's license for each state you drive through. But you do have to obey the speed limits and other laws of the state in which you are driving.

If this legislation becomes the law of the land, someone with a concealed carry permit in Texas would no longer have to worry about obtaining a separate one when he or she travels across the country.

For all of us who are worried and concerned about these episodes of senseless gun violence, I think we can actually find a solution, not by encroaching on the freedom of law-abiding citizens who are exercising their constitutional rights, but by focusing on the areas where we can actually make a difference.

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