It offends the basic traditions of federalism on which the country was founded.
In June, 2006 he was convicted of domestic battery for strangling his live-in girlfriend.
And because of a weak permitting system in the state of Idaho, the “card-carrying Aryan Nations member” was able to obtain a state permit to carry a concealed firearm.
Less than a year after his domestic violence conviction — and while holding his Idaho concealed carry permit — Hamilton went on a shooting rampage.
Determining who is too dangerous to carry a hidden, loaded gun in public is among the most important judgments that a state government can make — and exercising that police power is among the most basic of states’ rights. § 29-28(f); HRS § 134-9(a); § 430 ILCS 66/40; ALM GL ch. It would allow people with permits from the weakest states to legally carry in states with the strongest laws — superseding state laws on required training, minimum age, and the type of criminal or violent conduct that renders a person ineligible for a CCW permit.
Under current law, each state makes its own determinations about who can carry a concealed, loaded weapon in public, including deciding which other states’ permits to recognize. In 19 states and the District of Columbia, federally mandated reciprocity would enable domestic abusers currently prohibited from possessing guns to carry concealed weapons in public by effectively wiping laws off the books for abusers who hold out-of-state permits. have closed this gap in federal law by making it illegal for all abusive boyfriends to have guns if (in some of the states) they have been convicted of abusing their girlfriends or (in some of the states) they are subject to a restraining order taken out against them by their dating partner.