It’s not new news that the ATF changed its ruling on shouldering the Sig brace. It’s not new news that the ATF has changed its ruling on the import of 5.45mm 7N6 ammunition. And it’s not surprising that the ATF doesn’t have its act together to stay consistent on anything. Continue Reading
Several months ago I wrote about my support for states issuing concealed carry licenses (see Why my state is doing me a favor by requiring a concealed carry license). A few days ago I heard about a bill currently before the New Hampshire state senate that would repeal the need for a carry license, and I became a bit concerned. As the current CHL (concealed handgun license) situation in my state stands, we have a reciprocity agreement with several other states so that my license to carry is recognised in multiple other states. My concern was that the new law would cause the state to stop issuing carry licenses.
I can already hear people screaming at me that “Requiring a license to carry a firearm is illegal!” and “The right to carry is constitutionally assured.” And let’s not forget everyone’s favorite: “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!” Please, hear me out before you start ranting about how I’m the problem with America today…
There is currently a bill before the New Hampshire state house, HB1589, that would require criminal background checks for all sales and transfers of firearms. Supporters of these so called “universal background checks” claim that they will stop criminals from getting firearms and will keep the public safe. The problem is, criminals don’t obey current laws, so another law won’t stop them. James Holmes passed a background check for the weapons he used. Adam Lanza stole his mother’s rifle. The shooter at Virginia Tech was able to pass a background check and legally purchase the two handguns he used. The very incidents that are used as “proof we need to do something” would not have gone any differently with the laws that are currently being pushed.