So in my opinion, since my state doesn't offer reciprocity and the others surrounding it are of the same mind, essentially pinning me and my right to carry to the confines of this State border, I turn to the federal government to help fix what I consider wrong.
I have the utmost sympathy for those living in places run by socialist thugs! I've been blessed in never have been in that situation - like I said - most of what we deal with are federal laws. In my case, I want my State to side with it's residents and NULLIFY federal laws. And many here forget that many/All ? States have State constitutions on firearm issues. I know Idaho Statutes spells out the CCW issue very well:
18-3302. Issuance of licenses to carry concealed weapons. (1) The sheriff of a county, on behalf of the state of Idaho, shall, within ninety (90) days after the filing of an application by any person who is not disqualified from possessing or receiving a firearm under state or federal law, issue a license to the person to carry a weapon concealed on his person within this state. For licenses issued before July 1, 2006, a license shall be valid for four (4) years from the date of issue. For licenses issued on or after July 1, 2006, a license shall be valid for five (5) years from the date of issue. The citizen's constitutional right to bear arms shall not be denied to him, unless one (1) of the following applies....................................
CAUTION: Federal law and state law on the possession of weapons and firearms differ. If you are prohibited by federal law from possessing a weapon or a firearm, you may be prosecuted in federal court. A state permit is not a defense to a federal prosecution.
(17) The attorney general is authorized to negotiate reciprocal agreements with other states related to the recognition of licenses to carry concealed weapons. The Idaho state police shall keep a copy and maintain a record of all such agreements, which shall be made available to the public.
Can opposing states or the federal government decide that each individual must buy health insurance or any other product for that matter? What limits them from doing that? Is it that perhaps they weren't delegated such powers in the Constitution?
What limits the power of the federal government?
Last edited by American Made; November 19, 2011 at 07:21 AM.