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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:43 AM

Senate GOP Wants George Zimmerman To Be Able To Carry A Concealed Weapon In Nearly Every State

Senate GOP Wants George Zimmerman To Be Able To Carry A Concealed Weapon In Nearly Every State
By Ian Millhiser on Mar 22, 2012 at 11:30 am

Last month, African-American teenager Trayvon Martin was killed by what increasingly appears to be a vigilante “fixated on crime and focused on young, black males.” At the time of his death, Martin carried a a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea — his killer, George Zimmerman, armed himself with a 9mm handgun and a concealed weapon permit.

Yet, even in the wake of this tragedy, Senate Republicans continue to push a reckless effort to force every state to follow the nation’s laxest gun laws:

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and 28 other Senate Republicans on Tuesday introduced a bill that would allow people authorized to carry concealed weapons in their home state to do the same in other states that allow concealed carry, without requiring a federal permit.

The Respecting States’ Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, S. 2213, is meant to ensure that the Second Amendment rights of people are not infringed upon when they travel between states. But rather than set up a federal permitting process for concealed weapons, the bill would essentially require states with concealed-weapons permits to honor the permits of other states.

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/217249-senate-republicans-propose-inter-state-concealed-weapon-bill

MORE:
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/03/22/449966/senate-gop-want-george-zimmerman-to-be-able-to-carry-a-concealed-weapon-in-nearly-every-state/

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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:45 AM

1. and to shoot if the imbecile feels threatened.

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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:46 AM

2. The NRA is behind these god-awful stand your ground laws...

Disgusting.

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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:35 PM

3. Since inciteful personalizations are de rigueur, Jermaine Owens lives in all 50 states too

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