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Defeat H.R. 822

Posted on the 13 October 2011 by Mikeb302000
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Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee will take up a very dangerous piece of legislation, H.R. 822, the "National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act." The bill, which was drafted by the NRA, would force law enforcement to recognize concealed handgun permits issued by other states, including states with extremely weak regulations concerning screening and training. This would allow individuals with concealed handgun permits to carry loaded handguns even when they do not meet the standards for obtaining a concealed handgun permit in the state they are visiting!
Law enforcement groups including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Police Executive Research Forum and the Major Cities Chiefs Association have been spoken out forcefully against H.R. 822. But President Barack Obama has been silent to date on the legislation. Yesterday, Philadelphia Police Chief Charles Ramsey (who testified against H.R. 822 in Congress) created an online petition urging President Obama to "oppose H.R. 822 before it arms more dangerous people who may have no gun training or may have been convicted of a violent crime." In just one day, the petition has already garnered more than 3,700 signatures! The short-term goal is 25,000 signatures by November 10th.
Help reach this goal by clicking here to add your name to the petition! And please share the hyperlink for the petition with your family and friends via email and social networks (i.e., Facebook Twitter, etc.).

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