Friday, July 24, 2009

I Emailed Senator Thune

Here's what I wrote:

Dear Senator Thune,

May a non-constituent offer congratulations for your amendment?

I realize that it could not invoke cloture, but 58 votes is a triumph, and you should be proud of that.

May I also offer a suggestion for a similar amendment?

Require all Federal enclaves (District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, etc.) to honor concealed-carry licenses from the 50 states. This would avoid the "states rights" and "federalism" arguments. Since the Heller decision applies to Federal enclaves only, at the present time anyway, there seems to be no impediment to requiring Federal enclaves to honor CCW licenses issued by the 50 states.

And thanks again for your principled stand on this issue.

Turk Turon

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