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