This is part 7 of a seven-series tearing apart an article , Busted! 7 Myths About Concealed Carry, Debunked.linked by linked by specacularly ill-informed DFL House candidate Sara Freeman – who deleted a couple of honest, civil and pointed comments from a post on her campaign’s Facebook page in which she linked to an article from a group called “Resist the Gun Lobby”, entitled (deep breath):
The writers of this article either don’t know any better than to change subjects in mid-paragraph, or assume their audience is too dim to know or care.
MYTH 6: Concealed carry reciprocity doesn’t make it any easier to buy a gun.
You can find this myth in action in an oped published in The Hill, by U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson who stated: “For one, nationwide concealed carry doesn’t make it any easier to buy a gun.”
The purported “bust?”
Gun traffickers frequently cross state lines to obtain guns from states with the weakest laws. Concealed carry reciprocity would make it easier for them to do that. It would tie the hands of law enforcement officers who encounter armed, out-of-state residents, who may be trafficking guns.
It would “tie the hands” of law-enforcement, provided law enforcement assumes anyone from out of state with a gun is a trafficker.
But to investigate gun trafficking – a felony, by the way – they have to actually find, not people legally carrying guns, but – this may seem tautological, but trust me, it’s lost on the author and their audience – t illegally trafficking them. Which is a felony, often – as when “selling to felon”) a federal one.
In other words, police will have to do their jobs.
Just as they do now.
Not Your Cops! Our Cops!: “Resist the Gun Lobby”‘s final “myth”:
MYTH 7: Law enforcement officers support concealed carry reciprocity.
In this op-ed by John Lott, published by Fox News, Lott writes, “Police officers have very difficult jobs and put their lives on the line every day. What can we do to help make sure that they can come home to their families? One way is to let law-abiding citizens carry guns.”
And the “Bust”:
Major law enforcement groups, including Major Cities Chiefs Association, Police Foundation, and Police Executive Research Forum, oppose concealed carry legislation.
And I bet the SEIU and MoveOn.Org oppose it as well.
Same basic thing; metro police chiefs serve at the pleasure of universally liberal city governments, so they will bark anti-gun bromides on command. The PERF is even more ludicrous; it’s a left-funded pressure group, of no more independet merit than the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Kinda important, donchathink?
Conclusions: Every gun control group lies, all the time. The people who uncritically believe them are idiots who, in a just world, would be barred from voting, with lethal force if necessary.