Denied a concealed handgun permit in your home state because of your criminal and mental health background? No problem. Thanks to the NRA, you'll now simply be able to mail-order a permit from Utah or Florida and you're ready to carry.
Elected officials must consider the awesome responsibility of the jobs they've been entrusted to do. Talk to victims, survivors, and law enforcement about the all too pervasive and underreported tragedy of gun violence. And then do something to halt it.
The only thing as constant as the gun lobby's claim that concealed handgun permit holders are model citizens who never commit crimes is the ever-growing list of killings by CCW holders that prove such claims false.
Those who bluster on about the "public service" provided by concealed handgun permit holders are the first to turn tail and run in the face of demands for detailed information from government agencies on permit holders.
For over two decades a top priority of the gun lobby has been establishing and expanding state laws that allow the carrying of concealed handguns by private citizens. This effort may culminate as early as today.