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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Unintended consequences?

Might be:

SCOTUS Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Mandates Nationwide Concealed Carry Reciprocity

The Court used Section 1 of the Fourteen Amendment to justify their argument, which reads:

Amendment XIV

Section 1.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
By using the Constitution in such a manner, the Court argues that the Due Process Clause extends “certain personal choices central to individual dignity and autonomy” accepted in a majority of states across the state lines of a handful of states that still banned the practice.
The vast majority of states are “shall issue” on the matter of issuing concealed carry permits, and enjoy reciprocity with a large number of other states.
 I've always thought the "full faith and credit" clause was sufficient to allow concealed carry - or open carry, for that matter, anywhere if it was allowed in your home state, but I'm not rich enough to own a staff of lawyers to bail me out.

I wonder who will be the first test case to carry in Illinois based on a Wisconsin CCW?

Not me, until I win the lottery...

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