Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Brown, Voinovich help vote down conceal carry proposal

Brown, Voinovich help vote down conceal carry proposal; The Columbus Dispatch

Both of Ohio's U.S. senators, Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican George V. Voinovich, were among the "no" votes that helped defeat a Senate proposal to let gun owners carry concealed weapons across state lines.

The proposal needed 60 votes to be attached to an unrelated defense spending bill, but fell short with 58 "yes" votes. It would have allowed people with concealed carry permits to take their weapons to all 48 states with such laws, regardless of the differences between states' laws and concealed carry permitting processes.

Most Republicans and some pro-gun rights Democrats backed the proposal by GOP Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, but Voinovich, a former mayor of Cleveland, has been a past proponent of various gun control measures and was one of just two Republicans to vote against it.

Ohio has a concealed carry law, and has in place reciprocity agreements with some other states.

: I told a friend of mine that there really is only one political party in Washington City...he told me accepting that view was akin to being a 9/11 Truther...I say "which way to the Truther meeting,"because Brown and Voinovich proved my point, at least to myself. And everything else in Washington politics is just theatrics to help create the illusion.


David said...

Amen. It doesn't take a genius to figure the truth of your one-party observation.

Brian said... thing I realize as I get older is that I am no genius, but figuring out Congress doesn't take a GED.