Mike Feuer is the former Los Angeles City Attorney and current California State Assembly member. He’s also rabidly opposed to gun rights, doing everything in his power to infringe on Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. We’re talking permits for ammo purchases, getting rid of The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, an “assault weapons” ban, etc.
Speaking at the Coalition Against Gun Violence’s 22nd Annual Fundraiser, Mr. Feuer railed against concealed carry reciprocity. And tried — well, succeeded I’m sure — to pass a fast one.
In the clip (not magazine) above, Mr. Feuer leads his audience to believe that national concealed carry reciprocity would allow gun owners in states with constitutional carry to carry in any other state without a permit.
As much as I hate permits (a.k.a., government permission slips to practice a Constitutionally protected right), no one is suggesting this. Texas Senator John Cornyn’s bill would require all states to recognize any other state’s carry permit. Anyone without a carry permit would be SOL.
Does Mr. Feuer know this? Of course he does. Initially, he uses the word “permit” when describing the bill. But the idea that national concealed carry reciprocity would require all states to recognize each other’s permits isn’t quite awful enough for his anti-gun narrative.
So he lies and leaves the impression that the bill would mean that gun owners in “free states” could carry a firearm in “slave states” (my words) without a permit.
Expect more of the same if and when the national reciprocity bill ever makes it out of committee. [Bonus points for anyone who somehow manages to listen to the rest of his bloody shirt waving rant and the Q & A.]