Charles L. Cotton wrote:It's most definitely an uphill battle, but it's a battle we must wage. It's time for everyone to call and write their Senators, including Cornyn, and emphatically but politely demand that the Senate not merely vote on H.R.38 as it stands now, but that it pass H.R.38.
Sent to his website just now (and I'll make my phone call next):
I am writing you this note to express my strong support for HB 38, the National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. This is an important measure, and will help protect 2nd Amendment rights of legal gun owners with a license to carry as we travel freely across our country.
Yes, I believe states' rights are paramount, but states' powers are not absolute: they cannot violate the basic rights enumerated within the constitution (which includes ALL of the rights denoted within the Bill of Rights).
We, the proponents of this legislation, live in fear of traveling from state to state while carrying or transporting our legally owned firearms. We have proactively passed extensive background checks, have been fingerprinted, and statistically, we are among your most law-abiding constituents. I hope you will consider this as you vote "Yes" for this bill, so it can be sent to the President for his signature.