Isn't Loise Slaughter a peach? She has zero evidence to back up her claims that concealed weapons increase crime yet she sticks to it. How can anyone give any credibility to anything she says?
How come all the anti's are talking generality's or speculation on what could happen. Nothing based on facts. They challenge the results of every study that has been done yet they have no study's to back up any of their claims.
Alcee Hastings is claiming this bill won't require people to know the laws of the states they travel to. That is a flat out lie. He did eventually get called out on that. He is also saying this bill is going to allow a gun trafficker to cross state lines with a car load of guns. How does this bill allow that?
There is speculation that you can mail order a CPL, no examples of it, no proof of it just rumors of it's existence. How hard would that be to prove if it were true? Can you mail order a CPL today? Now this guy is saying that you may not be able to do it today but what happens if a state decides to not require your presence to get an out of state permit. You can play the what if game all day long. What if a state started issuing out of state driver's licenses thru the mail or internet?
Bobby Scott- "The evidence I've seen shows that if you have a gun you are more likely to kill somebody that's innocent than somebody that's preventing a crime." Where is this research? What study was this? Wouldn't this be easy to back up? Then he says- "Like I said the evidence I've seen shows that the more handguns that you have the more people including innocent people will die." This was then refuted by acknowledging that this fact applies to illegal guns, not to legal guns that this bill addresses.
The vote was interesting, I hope this thing makes it through. Those opposing seem to be opposing more on principle and general anti-gun sentiments than legitimate issues with the bill.