The Editor of the Boston Globe had this to say about a reciprocity gun bill, that is picking up momentum, that would allow Americans who have a concealed carry permit to be legal country wide:
GUNS: This isn’t Salt Lake City:
“Massachusetts should be able to decide for itself who can carry concealed handguns within its own borders. However, that may not be the case for much longer. The US House is on the verge of passing a bill to make all permits for concealed guns reciprocal between states. It would mean that a permit from Utah, a state with notably lax standards for concealed-carry permits, as well as from every other state, would be valid in Massachusetts”. If this bill is brought up in the Senate, John Kerry and Scott Brown — and every other right-thinking senator — should vote against it.
Mark’s Note: The above statement about UTAH ‘lax standards’ is false. Utah has strict criteria to gain a Utah carry permit, it is easily as strict as Massachusetts criteria. I know, I teach it, as well as the qualifications for a Ma. LTC/FID. Obviously the Editor of the Boston Globe has allowed his anti-gun stance to leak out of his mouth before he engaged his brain. Investigative reporting IS dead, has been for a long time, his reporters should have informed him of the facts before he could openly make a fool of himself.
“Massachusetts should be able to decide for itself who can carry concealed handguns within its own borders”. Mark’s Note: Sure. And Massachusetts should be allowed to decide which parts of the Constitution are available to its citizens and visitors and which are not! I have a huge problem with this statement. I pay state as well as federal taxes, as all working Americans do. I am not only a citizen of Massachusetts but of the United States as well. This editor would regulate my, and your freedoms, confine them only to within the state borders wherein we live, really?!
Maybe one of the Globe reporters should look up the Constitution and let the editor read it. He should not limit himself to reading just the Second Amendment, he should read the clause under Article IV section I , Full Faith and Credit, (the reason we don’t need 50 drivers licenses). This ‘editor could also read the Privileges and Immunities clause; States have no rights to deny Privileges and Immunities granted by other states. Concealed carry is a ‘privilege’ granted by your state, right?
“If this bill is brought up in the Senate, John Kerry and Scott Brown — and every other right-thinking senator — should vote against it”. Mark’s Note: I think the editor misspoke, he meant to say ‘and every other left- thinking senator’. I am amazed the liberal Boston Globe is still hanging on with its ‘prepared/scripted’ statements that masquerade as ‘news’, this ‘newspaper’/fish-wrapper could only survive in Massachusetts.
Mark Shean, Submitted 10-29-2011, www.mafirearmsafety.com