Marriage: a sacred bond between one wing nut and one gun –> https://t.co/x0dT7IToJp
— Billmon (@billmon1) June 30, 2015
— Media Matters (@mmfa) June 30, 2015
Because the thought of women touching each other always makes an ammosexual reach for his… Precious. From the MMA post:
… Conservative media and the National Rifle Association (NRA) quickly seized on the [Obergefell v. Hodges] decision to draw a parallel with concealed carry reciprocity, a top federal legislative priority of the NRA. Reciprocity legislation, also known as federally mandated concealed carry, would force states to recognize permits to carry concealed guns issued by other states, regardless of what the issuing state’s standards are for issuing permits.
Reciprocity legislation has been introduced in both chambers of the U.S. Congress, but conservative media and the NRA view Obergefell as an opportunity to argue that the Constitution extends at least some right to reciprocal permit recognition regardless of whether Congress acts. The problem with that argument, however, is that the 2008 landmark Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. Heller limited the scope of the Second Amendment right to gun possession to people’s homes…
Which reminds me, it’s been a while since I recommended Dan Baum’s excellent Gun Guys: A Road Trip. Baum is a committed liberal who also loves guns, and the book is a very enjoyable read. It’d be a great choice for a book chat, if anybody was interested…
Apart from the psychic wounds of the unappeasible, what’s on the agenda for the evening?