Tuesday, November 15, 2011

National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act

National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act to be voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives this week!

On Tuesday, November 15, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 822, the "National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act." Please contact Representative Pallone and urge him to vote for this pro-gun legislation. This important bill would allow any law-abiding concealed carry permit holder to legally carry a concealed firearm while visiting any state that does not prohibit concealed carry.


Please contact Rep. Pallone as soon as possible and urge him to vote for H.R. 822, the "National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act".

Phone:
Washington, DC (202) 225-4671

Long Branch (732) 571-1140

Email: http://www.capwiz.com/nra/issues/alert/?alertid=55111516

The Facts About H.R. 822, the "National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act"

Unfortunately, but predictably, H.R. 822 continues to be attacked by anti-gun organizations and the media. Regrettably, even some so-called "pro-gun" organizations have joined with the anti-gun Brady Campaign and Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns to try to defeat this pro-gun bill.

This critically important legislation, introduced earlier this year by Congressmen Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) and cosponsored by more than 240 of their colleagues, would enable millions of permit holders to exercise their right to self-defense while traveling outside their home states.

There is currently only one remaining state (Illinois) that has no legal way for individuals to carry concealed firearms for self-defense. Forty states have permit systems that make it possible for any law-abiding person to obtain a permit, while most of the others have discretionary permit systems. (Vermont has never required a permit.)

H.R. 822 would mark a major step forward for gun owners' rights by significantly expanding where permits are recognized. Dozens of states have passed Right-to-Carry laws over the past 25 years, because the right to self-defense does not end when one leaves home. However, interstate recognition of permits is not uniform and creates great confusion and potential problems for travelers. While many states have broad reciprocity, others have very restrictive reciprocity laws, and a few deny recognition completely.

H.R. 822 would solve this problem by requiring that lawfully issued carry permits be recognized in all states with some form of a permit system, while protecting the ability of the various states to determine the areas where carrying is prohibited within their boundaries.

Opponents of the legislation claim that it tramples on "states rights." States, however, don't have rights, they have powers. And while many anti-gun lawmakers who've long pushed national gun bans, national bans on private gun sales, national waiting periods and other federal restrictions have suddenly become born-again advocates of "states' rights" in opposing this bill, several provisions in the U.S. Constitution give Congress the authority to enact interstate carry. Congress also has the power to protect the rights of citizens, nationwide, under the 14th Amendment (please see related article from last week's Grassroots Alert).

Next, despite what a few so-called "pro-gun" activists have argued, this bill would not create a federal licensing or registration system, nor would it establish a minimum federal standard for carry permits. Rather, it would require the states to recognize each others' carry permits, just as they recognize driver's licenses and carry permits held by armored car guards. Unfortunately, these self-proclaimed "gun rights" supporters, who have no active lobbying presence in any legislature, have an agenda that has very little to do with promoting the interests of gun owners. Here are the FACTS about a few of their claims:

Myth: H.R. 822 would involve the federal bureaucracy in setting standards for carry permits, resulting in "need" requirements, higher fees, waiting periods, national gun owner registration, or worse.

FACT: H.R. 822 doesn't require-or even authorize-any such action by any federal agency. In fact, since it would amend the Gun Control Act, it would fall under a limitation within that law that authorizes "only such rules and regulations as are necessary to carry out" the GCA's provisions. No federal rules or regulations would be needed to implement H.R. 822, which simply overrides certain state laws.

Myth: H.R. 822 would destroy permitless carry systems such as those in Arizona, Alaska, Vermont and Wyoming.

FACT: H.R. 822 would have absolutely no effect on how the permitless carry states' laws work within those states. For residents of Arizona, Alaska and Wyoming, where permits are not required but remain available under state law, H.R. 822 would make those permits valid in all states that issue permits to their own residents. Residents of Vermont, where no permits are issued or required, could obtain nonresident permits from other states to enjoy the benefits of H.R. 822.

Myth: If H.R. 822 moved through the legislative process, it would be subject to anti-gun amendments.

TRUTH: By this logic, neither NRA, nor any other pro-gun group, should ever promote any pro-gun reform legislation. But inaction isn't an option for those of us who want to make positive changes for gun owners. Instead, we know that by careful vote counting and strategic use of legislative procedure, anti-gun amendments can be avoided or defeated.

H.R. 822 is a good bill for gun owners. Don't listen to false or misleading accusations; instead, read the bill and our fact sheet explaining its provisions. Then, please contact your member of Congress and urge him or her to support the earliest possible consideration of H.R. 822 this year.

Please contact Representative Pallone at (202) 225-4671 or by email by clicking here and urge him to stand up for gun owners' rights by voting for this important legislation.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Gary saying "winning"


Still winning.


BiWinning!


Election Day Message From President Pomanowski

It has a certain ring to it, "President Pomanowski". Of course, I'm referring to one of the hardest working Republicans in our county, Monmouth County Affiliated Republican Club President, Wayne Pomanowski. Below is the message he sent in an email this afternoon.

Also, be sure to check out NeptuneMatters today. This is what we're up against, "folks".


Dear Republican,
Today is November 8th - Election Day 2011. This is an important day not only for our candidates on the ballot at the municipal, county and legislative levels, but particularly for our state's Chief Executive Officer, Governor Chris Christie.

We all know that Governor Chris Christie is a real executive. He and our hometown Monmouth County star, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno have made reopening New Jersey Inc. for business and job growth with lower taxes and less red tape one of their main priorities in office.

Ever since the Christie-Guadagno team hit their historic homerun in 2009, taxpayers have been winning.

Now even though we don't officially have a gubernatorial election this year, the 2011 election will determine whether our Governor can continue working to restore New Jersey to our historical greatness through ethical, transparent, conservative leadership or whether the other party in the legislature will be allowed to stonewall him and attempt to backpedal our state to the days of progressive-heartthrob Jon Corzine who has now earned the dubious distinction of not only running a state government into the ground but also bringing his job-killing skills into private enterprise.

Governor Christie needs you to go out and vote Republican so he has the support he needs in the State Assembly, State Senate, Freeholder Boards and Municipalities to keep his agenda moving.

British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill once said,
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."

And that couldn't be more true this election. The Republican Party, led by Governor Christie is standing for the taxpayers and the other party is standing for those who wish to live off of the taxpayers.

SO GO OUT AND VOTE REPUBLICAN. CALL YOUR REPUBLICAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND MAKE SURE THEY VOTE. IF YOU HAVE YOUNG VOTERS IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD, MAKE SURE THEY GET OUT AND VOTE REPUBLICAN. IF SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS A RIDE TO THE POLLS TO VOTE REPUBLICAN, DRIVE THEM.

WE MUST ENSURE EVERY REPUBLICAN MAKES IT TO THE POLLS TODAY, NO REPUBLICAN CAN BE LEFT BEHIND.

STAY TUNED TO
AND REFRESH YOUR BROWSER FOR UP-TO-THE-MINUTE ELECTION RESULTS, DIRECT FROM THE OFFICE OF M. CLAIRE FRENCH, AMERICA'S GREATEST COUNTY CLERK.

BE SURE TO HEAD OVER TO THE AMERICAN HOTEL LOCATED 18-20 EAST MAIN STREET IN FREEHOLD TONIGHT STARTING AT 7:30PM FOR AN ELECTION NIGHT PARTY TO REMEMBER.

Thank you and God Bless New Jersey,

Wayne Pomanowski, President

Monmouth County Affiliated Republican Club




Wayne Pomanowski
Monmouth County Affiliated Republican Club