Quote of the day—Alan Gottlieb

We’re one step closer to fully restoring the Second Amendment as it was originally intended. Now, if the Senate can follow the House lead and pass this measure, law abiding American gun owners will no longer have to fear wrongful arrest and even imprisonment for having a firearm for personal protection as they travel from state to state.

Alan Gottlieb
CCRKBA Chairman
December 6, 2017
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]


8 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Alan Gottlieb

  1. I think anyone who believes “American gun owners will no longer have to fear wrongful arrest and even imprisonment” is going to be rudely awakened the first time he is pulled over in California, New Jersey, New York, Hawaii, etc. after this bill becomes law.

    • I agree. This would be a nice political victory, but there would be so many unresolved legal ramifications as to make it useless. Repeal the GFSZA, the restrictions on carrying on Post Office and other government property including military bases, and you will make a bigger difference in my life.

      • The problem with YOUR wants is that nothing follows from them. Getting the rest of the nation able to carry would probably lead to what you want.

    • Unfortunate but true. Passage of this legislation is a “great first step,” in the words of the incremental gun banners, but will very likely result in multiple test cases. As a concealed carrier, you’ll still need to follow the laws of the jurisdication through which you’re traveling. And national reciprocity ONLY covers concealed carry.

      If you’re in a state that will prosecute for inadvertent loss of concealment, be prepared for arrest if the wind blows your jacket up. Be prepared, if you’re in a gun-hating state, to be pulled over with your out-of-state plates, to check your compliance with magazine capacity laws, etc.

      I could see California busting out-of-staters for “importing” guns that aren’t on their approved guns list, even. None would be legal, of course, but the cost to defend yourself could be high.

      • No doubt that the states like New Jersey will adopt very specific scripts that concealed carriers must follow in any contact with law enforcement. Any deviation from the script will result in a felony charge. Any guess on whether the judges from those states will believe you over the officer?

    • Agreed, the law will be unpopular with the criminal class in certain jurisdictions and they will violate it if they think they can get away with it. But there are aspects of the law which will make such actions more painful for them. See my post for details and additional thoughts on the topic.

  2. I like that he refers to it as a “step”, and refers to “states abusing their authority”. I’d take the latter a bit farther and say “states assuming authority they don’t have”, or “assuming a false authority”.

    This will certainly make the criminal class a little more nervous.

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