2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thune-Vitter CCW Act did not pass.....

Senate Rejects Controversial Concealed Weapons Measure

Actually a majority of voting Senators agreed to it 58 - 39, but it needed 60 votes to pass. But wait, 58 + 39 = 97, what about the other 3 senators that didn't vote? Well, as soon as they release the vote record I'll find out whats up and how my senators (both of whom I wrote) voted and which of the 100 were absent. THEN I'll decide if I am upset or not.

UPDATE: Vote record is online now (link above) both of my senators from Ohio voted against it, including former Governor (R) George "Rino" Voinovich, but he's from the Socialist Republic of Cleveland anyway so take that for what its worth. Of the 39 "NAYs" all but 2 were democrats, Voinovich and Senator Luger from Indiana (boy with a name like that you figure he would of voted for it). While the "YAYs" were mostly republican, there were quite a few democrats among them. This just goes to show thatgun rights, while mainly a staple of the right, conservative and republican platforms, is big enough to cross political lines as the 2nd Amendment is for everyone.

As for the 3 that didn't vote, one was Senator Kennedy (D-MA) who is out battling cancer, Senator Byrd (D) from West-By-God-Virgina and Senator Mikulski (D-MD). We would of gotten none of those votes anyway.

This vote would of allowed universal recipriocity for CCW permits nationwide, instead of relying on state-by-state agreements by Attorney Generals in each state. Here's a news flash for the folks in the liberal media, the defeat of this bill didn't change those agreements - my CCW from Ohio is still good in 26 states, with more coming on the way...maybe even YOURS!


SuperFrikinAwsome said...

I would have liked to have seen this pass but on the other hand look who is running the show. A donkey.

As much as i loke Fox news. They are still to far right for my taste. However i listen to them the most.

Huey148 said...

I emailed both Senators from Ohio Brown and Voinovich, and at least Brown sent me a reply today

"Dear Mr. Stanford:

Thank you for expressing your views regarding concealed firearms. Please be aware that concealed carry laws are a matter currently determined by state governments.

Any national legislation on concealed weapons would preempt state laws and create a national standard that might not meet the needs of local communities. Law enforcement organizations have spoken out repeatedly against creating national concealed weapons laws that could increase the dangers our police officers face every day. I will work to promote common sense gun safety laws that provide balanced and effective protection for our homes and communities while protecting our constitutional rights.

If any bills on concealed carry laws are considered in the Senate, I will keep your views in mind. Thank you again for contacting me.


Sherrod Brown
United States Senator"

Anonymous said...

Um, let's get real here and remember state's rights. What if I don't want you in my state carrying your gun concealed. Damn that pesky consitition and what the framers met.

I'm a proud NRA, ACLU, Democrat who owns over 50 handguns.

Even I think this measure was unconstitutional.

Huey148 said...

@ Annonymous:

I respect your postion and see your logic. I for one think that the 2nd applies to individuals to begin with and the fact that I have to be licensed to CCW in the first place is on the fringe of being unconstitutional. At least if this had passed it would of forced the door open for citizens in some of our more "enlightened" states to face the issue head on instead of hiding behind higher and lower court rulings and/or ignorning others.

As far as you being a dem, good for you, hope you like your parties candindate in the Oval Office. I for one am not a fan, but then again I didn't vote for him. However, just to prove I am open to ideas no matter what side of the fence they happen to fall on, please see my posts here