The Toomey-Manchin Amendment text is online

The text of the Toomey-Manchin Amendment (neither Senator pictured above) is online for America to scrutinize. Why is it worth reading?

Friday rant time: The compromise proposal is being sold around DC as an amendment to make to S.649 (aka the Obama Gun Control Package) passable by the Senate. is online for you to scrutinize. It's a bit dizzying at first glance but I see some things that make me cautiously optimistic- for example:

(1) Congress supports, respects, and defends the fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

(2) Congress supports and reaffirms the existing prohibition on a national firearms registry.

After further study I'm seeing more passages that are worrisome at first glance and saddening after deeper analysis. For example these stipulations on interstate transport of firearms :

… if, during the transportation-

(A) the firearm is unloaded; and

(B)(i) if the transportation is by motor vehicle-

(I) the firearm is not directly accessible from the passenger compartment of the motor vehicle;

That sounds like a step backwards for those of us who have permits to carry concealed weapons as well as those who enjoy Castle Laws adopted by many states. And that is why I am working on a deep dive into the good and the bad offered up buy the bipartisan suck-ups saviors. Traditional wisdom applies once again here: guns have two enemies: rust & politicians.

The blogosphere is on fire with analysis- GoA is fanning the flames of panic (which is probably good–I'm shocked at how many gun owners can't seem to find time to simply CALL THEIR SENATORS to lobby for not only their rights but the rights of future generations of Americans- PLEASE JUST DO IT FOR THE CHILDREN!!) I also found some insightful analysis at pagunblog, summarized and flavored with my own snark here:

 

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  1. Pingback: Active Federal Gun Control Legislation (April 14, 2013) | kR-15: info and resources for firearms enthusiasts

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