Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Senator Todd Gardenhire for Family Feud Captain?

If you have watched Family Feud recently, you would have seen near the beginning of the show, the two team captains try to guess the answer to the first question. The first one to get the best answer turns to his/her team to find out if they want to play or pass. Usually, the team encourages the captain to play. The captain turns to Steve Harvey and tells what him what they are going to do.

In this situation, the team captain is representing his constituency, his team.

This is a microcosm of a representative republic.

Enter R. Todd Gardenhire.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Packin' heat at NRA 2016 in Louisville?

Not all NRA Annual Meeting venues have historically welcomed peaceable citizens carrying handguns.

This year, with the upcoming meeting in Louisville, KY, it seemed prudent to inquire of NRA about carrying at the meeting.

A question was sent:

from: Liston Matthews
to: amresponse@nrahq.org
date: Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 1:58 PM
subject: 2016 Meeting
Will permitted individuals be allowed to carry at the meeting in Louisville?

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The answer was yes:

AM Response <AMResponse@nrahq.org>
to: Liston Matthews
date: Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 2:38 PM
subject: RE: 2016 Meeting
mailed-by: nrahq.org
Hello Liston,

Thank you for your email. During the 2016 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits, lawfully carried firearms will be permitted in the Kentucky Exposition Center with the proper license in accordance with Kentucky law. When carrying your firearm, always adhere to all Federal, state and local laws.
 Thank you for your continued support of the NRA and we look forward to seeing you in May!
Sincerely,
Helen

So, there you have it. Be sure and check for yourself, as these things are subject to change.

- - - And, to check on the laws between your home and Louisville, go to handgunlaw.us, and download the legal heat app to your phone.

If you are traveling through Illinois, check out THIS BROCHURE. Be wary of Illinois.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Virginia's temporary reciprocity fix

Virginia passed their new reciprocity bill effective July 1, 2016. Questions have been raised about the time period before then, Handgunlaw.us  has provided a link to the Virginia State Police website, which contains this text:

UNTIL JUNE 30, 2016:

Virginia extends reciprocity or recognition to citizens holding both resident and non-resident permits/licenses from the following jurisdictions as set forth below:
Listing of states with which Virginia has Reciprocity Agreements (A formal written agreement exists between the two jurisdictions):  
Alaska
Florida
Kentucky
Mississippi
New Mexico 
North Carolina 
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee 
Texas
West Virginia
Listing of states with which Virginia has mutual recognition (Jurisdictions have informally agreed to honor permits issued by the other):
Arizona
Arkansas
Indiana
Idaho (Enhanced Lic only)
Kansas
Louisiana
Michigan
Montana
Nebraska
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Utah
Wyoming
Listing of states of which Virginia will grant recognition to valid permit holders:
Delaware
Minnesota
Washington
Wisconsin
Although Virginia will grant recognition, these states may not authorize Virginia permit holders to possess a firearm in their state. You will need to contact each state to determine if they will recognize your Virginia permit.

Action to terminate existing agreements and mutual recognition has been delayed to allow the new provisions to take effect on July 1, 2016, making revocation unnecessary.    As a result Virginia’s recognition of permits will remain unchanged until July 1 when the new law becomes effective.

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So, it appears that Tennessee permits will continue to be recognized by Virginia. Go to their website, and decide for yourself.