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Saturday, June 24, 2017

National Reciprocity: GOP Reps. Must Adopt ‘America First’ Not ‘Congress First’

National reciprocity legislation has been sitting in Congress since January 3, 2017, and we have heard of a growing roster of co-sponsors but little else. Then suddenly, following the June 14 attack in Alexandria, numerous Republican Congressional members were consumed with national reciprocity.

But the problem is that many House members now focused on national reciprocity are consumed with special carry privileges for Congress; carry privileges the common man will never enjoy.

For example, Breitbart News reported that Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) put forward post-Alexandria legislation that will give congressmen “the ability to attempt to qualify for a concealed carry permit – either through their home state or a training program created by the United States Capitol Police (USCP).” And for those who acquire a permit, the bill will:

Direct the USCP to grant Members of Congress the ability to concealed carry in nearly every conceivable scenario – including federal parks and buildings, the national mall, to and from their offices, at schools and military bases – with only a few limited restrictions. These would include National Special Security Events, other areas under the direct jurisdiction of the Secret Service and commercial airliners.

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5 comments:

Concerned Retiree said...

I am just waiting to see their actions. This will tell if they are representing the "People" or themselves. Also I want to see how the Politians from Maryland vote. That will show if they agree with Maryland's restricted laws or disagree.

Anonymous said...

If they push thru special privileges for themselves and leave national reciprocity to die in committee, they are even bigger scumbags than I previously imagined.

Anonymous said...

They will push this through faster than tax reform, healthcare, etc. Why not, they are exempt from everything else we endure.

Anonymous said...

Americans first. No holds barred. They vote this in for themselves only, there will be many voters carrying their values to their Congressmen! I will be one of them!

lmclain said...

TWO SETS OF LAWS.
Right in your face and they couldn't care less what you think.

Their safety and security? Nothing is off the table. There personal safety is paramount and whatever it takes is what we will do.
THAT is for the Masters.
At the same time, these slimy, two-faced, hypocritical, alcoholic, lying, cheating, stealing, holier-than-thou, Nazi's want to tell YOU that YOUR personal safety is NOT as important as theirs and you'll have to fend off attackers with mean words.
AND, they present their position and reasoning as perfectly logical.
PLEASE start the hanging.