Just this year, the Supreme Court required that same-sex couples be allowed to marry no matter where they live and that states may no longer reserve the right only for heterosexual couples. Whether you believe in same-sex marriage or not and barring the fact that the Supreme Court should not be legislating from the bench, this ruling does represent a precedent that favors universal reciprocity of concealed carry permits.
The second amendment is clear (and upheld by the Supreme Court) that it is an individual right. However, individual states are still being allowed to render their own interpretations of the second amendment and the right to carry a firearm, interpretations that range from enabling law abiding citizens to carry their firearms legally to turning up the bureaucracy for legal gun owners so that it is virtually impossible to obtain a carry permit. And citizens who are able to exercise second amendment rights in their home states automatically become felons when attempting to exercise those same second amendments rights in jurisdictions like the state of Maryland of the District of Columbia. Therefore, since the judicial system (correction: Supreme Court Justice Roberts) sees fit to create an interpretation of the fourteenth amendment to mandate the acceptance of same-sex marriage in all 50 states, how much more should the second amendment as an individual right be upheld and universally applied by all jurisdictions?
Therefore, just as Kim Davis was put in jail for not following recent court rulings, I see in the very near future a day in which elected officials from states like Maryland, New York, Illinois and even the District of Columbia are threatened with jail time for not following the law of the land, which is to respect the right to bear arms as an individual right and to respect carry laws from other states.
SO LET ME NOT MINCE WORDS. THE STATE OF MARYLAND, BY NOT RECOGNIZING THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS AS AN INDIVIDUAL RIGHT AND BY SETTING UP ROADBLOCKS TO ISSUING CONCEALED CARRY LAWS AND BY NOT RESPECTING THE CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS OF OTHER STATES, IS BREAKING THE LAW.
The concept of concealed carry reciprocity is now being put to the test in the legislature. There are two bills in Congress which require states to recognize the concealed carry permits of other states. These are huge bills for concealed carry permit holders which are fully able to exercise their second amendment rights in their home states, but automatically become felons when they travel to another state with their firearm. It will be interesting to see how liberals spin this one as they fight passage of these bills. I predict that just as the passage of the Assault Weapons Ban in 1994 proved deadly to Democrats in Congress and fueled the Republican majority in the House shortly afterwards, citizens will be watching this vote closely and those who choose to vote against in states that are not hopelessly blue will pay the political consequences. And I look forward to the day when elected officials from states like Maryland will be threatened with jail time for not upholding the right of the law-abiding individual to carry a firearm.