The situational ethics of gun lovers:
The House showed its utter disregard for public safety in November when it approved the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, which would take away the authority of states to decide who is allowed to carry a concealed and loaded handgun within their borders.
That's right, all those Constitution-thumping, states'-rights-defending Conservatives do a complete about-face when it comes to people going out in public armed. Even people who are underage and poorly vetted:
For example, New York, New Jersey and other states that bar individuals under 21 from obtaining a concealed carry permit would have to honor permits from states with no age requirement.
One of the main reasons states should be able to set their own standards for issues like this is because they vary so much in demography, geography, political ideology, and a slew of other characteristics that set them apart from each other. Like Arizona, for instance:
Today is the day gun-rights advocates have had in their sights for a long time. Starting today, Arizona residents at least 21 years old can carry a concealed weapon without a permit.
In the crazy world of pro-gun activism, this makes sense. The more people going out in public armed to the teeth, the better, and anybody who thinks that's not a good idea is either a wimp or a communist.
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