In today’s world, technology allows for communication and travel which wasn’t available when the Founding Fathers wrote the Second Amendment to the Constitution. The United States existed as a country when dealing with foreign powers, but also allowed for individual states to govern themselves at the local level.
At the time, you needn’t not explain “why” you might want to hook two mules to a buggy to travel from Pennsylvania to South Dakota, but you were expected to understand and respect any local laws of the areas you traversed. In today’s world, things aren’t quite so simple.
Carry Permit Reciprocity
The first issue to discuss concerning a federal standard of gun rights is to look at how states offer reciprocity toward each others’ laws, and specifically, this issue addresses concealed carry permits.
It is utterly ridiculous to expect, as the courts define “a reasonable person” who is carrying a weapon in accordance with the law where they live, to disassemble and mail their gun to the state they’re going. Yes, they’re passing through your state and respect the local laws. They might need to stop to refuel a vehicle, perhaps grab a bite as a patron of a local restaurant business, or even rest awhile in a hotel room. The fact that the local government doesn’t trust their own citizens with guns explains on many levels why an outsider who is passing through might want to retain possession of their defensive weapon.
Out of State Purchase
Out of state purchases are always a hot topic with no simple solution. Texas has no business selling a gun to a New York resident, because the dealer being a “reasonable person” knows fully well that he’s using a loophole to sell to someone who isn’t supposed to own a gun.
Whether or not New York has the authority and jurisdiction to deprive a citizen of their Second Amendment rights is a topic for a different discussion, but the fact remains that as a society everybody has to follow the laws they disagree with as a simple matter of principle. There are methods in place to change laws which seem unfair, but it is the act of a coward to squeal a loophole in order to circumvent the intent of a law.
How It Might Work with Local Restrictions
Local restrictions are, inherently, a local issue. In today’s world people travel. When passing through an area where the government officials don’t trust their own constituents to own guns because of the ongoing gun violence, that very statement explains why a responsible gun owner authorized by their own authorities is going to want to have their weapon available.
~ Ready to Fire News