Hudson A-Okay with gun-grabber alliance

Richard Hudson — portrayed so aggressively as a friend of the 2nd amendment — is surprisingly not alarmed at the combining of his concealed carry reciprocity bill with a package favored by gun-grabbers:

The first procedural vote on legislation combining a popular concealed carry reciprocity bill with a ‘Fix NICS’ bill was held on Wednesday, and key player Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) is defending combining the two pieces of legislation against attacks from conservative stalwarts that are cautioning against the move.

Hudson pushed back against some gun rights advocates concerns about the move in an interview Tuesday:

“I’m not sure where Massie is coming from. He says that he discovered late Friday night this plot from leadership to combine the bills, but we whipped a combined bill on Thursday, so it’s been public knowledge.His basic claim is that federal agencies will determine who ought to be on the NICS list, they’ll be able to expand the categories.
But federal statute specifies what the categories are of folks who are federally prohibited from possessing a firearm, and it also says that only a judge can categorize someone mentally unfit to possess a firearm – it can’t be done administratively, it can’t be done by a doctor, it only can be done by a judge.
So there are protections in statute that prevent what Massie is claiming could happen.
We’ve got the votes in the House; this is going to pass Wednesday. I feel like this is the best chance we’ve ever had to see this into law. If you look at it, Senator Cornyn had an amendment in 2013 for constitutional carry and it got seven Democrat ‘Yes’ votes that are still in the Senate.”

We detailed the concerns of conservative stalwart Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky) about Hudson’s bill HERE.

[…] Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) is the Chairman of the House Second Amendment Caucus and a vocal opponent of combing the two pieces of legislation due to worries of the implications of the NICS-Fix portion.
 
He posted a video to his Facebook page Tuesday explaining why he thinks combining the two bills is dangerous, due to shortcomings within the Fix NICS portion.
“Although this [Fix NICS] bill was introduced in the Senate by a Republican, it has as its co-sponsors Diane Feinstein and Chuck Schumer. That gives me a little bit of cause for concern; reading the bill gives me even more cause for concern. […] They say they’re doing this because it will have a better chance of passing in the Senate…well folks if you think that Diane Feinstein and Chuck Schumer, two of the most anti-gun senators in congress, are going to suddenly want to improve your Second Amendment because they get some some legislation they’ve co-sponsored attached to it, then I think you should think again.
[…]I didn’t come here to vote to put any more restrictions on your right to keep and bear arms, and I’m personally afraid that’s what this Fix NICS bill does.”

[…] With support from the Establishment leadership behind the combination effort, it is likely, as Hudson said, that the motion will get a favorable vote in the House Wednesday. Marrying the two pieces of legislation may be an easy way for the Swamp to kill Hudson’s National Concealed Carry Reciprocity bill, which is popular among conservatives, Republicans, and even a few Democrats.

Like Massie intimated, do you think Diane Feistein and Chuck Schumer are really going to fight for reciprocity just to get their NICS Fix? Perhaps, or maybe it will kill reciprocity and Democrats can turn around and tar Republicans for failing to pass what they’ll frame as a common sense improvement on background checks.[…] 

3 comments for “Hudson A-Okay with gun-grabber alliance

  1. 8th District Conservative
    December 8, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Your driver’s license works in every state, so why doesn’t your concealed carry permit? Just like your
    privilege to drive, your Second Amendment right does not disappear when you cross state lines. However,
    conflicting state codes have created a confusing patchwork of reciprocity agreements for concealed carry
    permit holders.
    Without nationwide reciprocity, a North Carolina resident cannot travel to Delaware without having to reroute
    their trip to avoid driving through Maryland. In addition, a Pennsylvania resident who is a concealed carry
    permit holder consistently worries about making a wrong turn, ending up in New York, and breaking the law.
    Even the most careful and knowledgeable concealed carry permit holders find it difficult to navigate the
    current maze of state and local concealed carry laws.
    Many Americans utilize concealed carry as their Constitutional right to self-defense, and we must guarantee
    that right is not infringed upon.
    Solution
    To ensure that our Second Amendment right does not disappear when we cross state lines, Rep. Richard
    Hudson (NC-08) introduced the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 with strong support by major proSecond
    Amendment groups. This legislation will:
    ? Ensure that valid concealed carry permits issued in one state are valid for carrying concealed handguns
    in other states that recognize their own resident’s right to concealed carry;
    ? Allow those from constitutional carry states the ability to carry in other states that recognize their own
    resident’s right to concealed carry;
    ? Put the burden of proof clearly on the state to show that an individual carrying concealed did not
    comply with the law, thus protecting law-abiding gun owners from onerous civil suits;
    ? Provide legal protections against states that violate the intent of this bill, making attorney’s fees and
    damages available to victorious plaintiffs in civil suits, as well as to defendants who prevail in criminal
    cases; and
    ? Allow individuals who are carrying concealed to do so in the National Park System, National Wildlife
    Refuge System, and on lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Army Corps of
    Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation.
    Each state retains the authority to determine regulations for carrying within their borders, as well as for the
    carry permits or licenses that are issued under their law.
    This legislation prioritizes the rights of law-abiding citizens to concealed carry and the ability to travel freely
    between states without worrying about conflicting state codes.

  2. Mike Monroe
    December 8, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    So let me get this straight…the NRA and Gun Owners of America were fully supportive of combining concealed carry reciprocity with the background check stuff, and all but 2 Freedom Caucus members voted FOR the bill, and it’s somehow anti-Second Amendment? Does this mean Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan and the NRA are now anti-Second Amendment RINOs?

    I saw that Breitbart even called this bill the greatest guns rights boost since the ratification of the Second Amendment in 1791. Does that make Steve Bannon and Breitbart anti-Second Amendment too?

    http://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2017/12/05/hawkins-national-reciprocity-greatest-since-2nd-amendment/

    • GUWonder
      December 9, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Wait until they strip out the reciprocity part in the Senate and leave only the gun control part.

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