Locked and loaded: WATCH ’60 Minutes’ takes aim at a HUGE piece of gun legislation

On Sunday night, “60 Minutes” did an episode about Concealed Carry Reciprocity, something law-abiding gun owners have been pushing for years. If the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act passed in Congress, states would be forced to recognize one another’s concealed carry permits and licenses. It would be similar to a driver’s license in that sense.

As it currently stands, specific states recognize other state’s licenses. It’s a confusing process for gun owners who are trying to follow the law. They could easily break the law by crossing into another state without even knowing it.

It was obvious throughout their piece that the people behind “60 Minutes” are against Concealed Carry Reciprocity.

The showdown over the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act: A bill passing through Congress could change the way states recognize concealed carry permits. https://t.co/RP8YQS5P86

— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) February 12, 2018

And the Twitter debate quickly ensued.

This is absolutely terrifying to this NYer.

— Helga (@Hbou_hexe) February 12, 2018

Just because you choose to be unarmed doesn’t mean that everyone else should follow you.

Please, just stay home with your guns.

— Helga (@Hbou_hexe) February 12, 2018

A gun is used to protect you and your life. What if your life is threatened outside of your home but your gun isn’t on you? Then what?

I am sorry you are so easily frightened. But your fear does not override my right to protect me and mine. Heck, I’d even protect you.

— James Warren (@tiger6468) February 12, 2018

That’s the difference between anti-gunners and law-abiding gun owners. Gun owners want to have the ability to protect anyone and everyone, including those who don’t want them to have a firearm in the first place. Gun control advocates, on the other hand, want people to take their chances.

I feel sorry for you that you are so frightened that you feel the need to carry a concealed weapon.

— Helga (@Hbou_hexe) February 12, 2018

Would you rather he open carries? Then you’d REALLY be freaked out.

Funny you say concealed, as if don’t realize its only be carried by criminals in NYC

— AH (@PizzaGateFun) February 12, 2018

^^^TRUTH.

You could have contacted @GunOwners or @NatlGunRights. The @NRA isn’t the only pro #2A group in America.

Blue state politicians need to wake up. Every moment of every day, FELONS carrying concealed, stolen, guns, are walking or driving past them, on their way to @WholeFoods.

— Jay Medina (@JayMedina) February 12, 2018

There are other gun rights groups out there, that is true.

The gun culture in this country is beyond out of control.

— CJillian0709💋 (@cjillian0709) February 12, 2018

LOL. Why? Because families hunt? Because people go to the gun range to practice their shooting skills? Because there are shooting sports?

Oh yeah, that’s right, anything that goes BANG! is bad.

Contrary to the commentator’s statement regarding national concealed carry.NOT “EVERYONE” can carry a firearm when it becomes law. 60 minutes should have corrected him. Obviously convicted felons, convicted domestic violence, and people with severe mental disorders are banned!

— Sebastiano Cornelio (@2ndAadvocate) February 12, 2018

Legally, they aren’t supposed to carry a firearm. They don’t follow the laws though, so we know how that will end up.

I wouldn’t want to place any other weapon that close to my d*ck. Without my di*ck, I ain’t got nothing. It’s my weapon of choice. LOL.

— Lion Fisile™ (@LionFisile) February 12, 2018

That’s one way of looking at it.

Why does this turn into thinking that concealed carriers are going to take out guns to ny to what kill shoot people give me a break , oh so its ok to send 18 yr old kids to iraq with guns to kill for the US but when we come home I cant take my weapon where i want

— Ernie Gonzalez (@ernie2451) February 12, 2018

Liberals, what do you have to say to young men like Ernie who defend our freedom every day? Sit down, shut up and hand over your gun? Shameful.

Thank you for your service Ernie.
And you should be able to take your carry permit across state lines #2A

— Gerhardt A. Forbes (@GForbes7777) February 12, 2018

EXACTLY.

If you can trust him overseas to defend our freedom, then you can trust him at home to defend your life.

So sad your society think guns are the answer. Actually it is quite frightening. Thank God I live in Canada.

— Mary Sue Evans (@marysueevans) February 12, 2018

Canadians trying to chime into the debate…

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— Glenn On Fire Stoyan (@Gas8128) February 12, 2018

As if we needed another reason to carry besides the crazies. But remember this guy.

History always teaches us weapon control does not end well for those being controlled.

— Iva Lowbush (@IvaLowbush) February 12, 2018

That’s what our Founding Fathers made sure we had the Second Amendment. They wanted to make sure we have the ability to stand up against a tyrannical government.

In other words: defending the First with the Second.

Other than living in rural areas, why do people need guns? The chances of becoming a victim of a crime are slim in most places.Odds are much better you’ll be hurt by that gun YOU own. It’s time to get over the 2nd Amendment argument. We have a militia- it’s called the military.

— Heidi (@ProfHeidi) February 12, 2018

Heidi, why don’t you ask the number of women who live in HORRIBLE inner-cities, like Chicago, about why having a gun is necessary. How many rapes and homicides happen in the city versus the country? Once you figure that one out, pipe down.

I am surprised you didn’t just come out and beg people to contact their Senators and demand that they oppose this bill. Red States / Blue States… could you possibly have been any more biased in your reporting. You and MSNBC… best friends united.

— Rees Aerials (@ReesAerials) February 12, 2018

Would have saved us all an hour of our life.

This is scary. For now many big cities like New York don’t allow CC. Police don’t want it.California has very strict gun laws.If this bill passes Congress they should know that many vacationers will choose to go elsewhere. Australia. Canada. Cuba. We’re tired of the shootings!

— Dana (@bananaDanarama) February 13, 2018

So we should dictate OUR everyday laws based on what foreigners think? Let that one sink in, Dana.

If more guns make us safer why aren’t we already the safest advanced nation?
Legislation related to guns.
The NRA wants a national approach to this law. We need a national approach to guns.
A very restricted approach that still allows gun possession but only for the qualified.

— Jimmy Mac (@dogsneck) February 12, 2018

Translation: Make firearms, ammo and every other aspect of owning a gun so expensive that the average Joe can’t afford it. Price them out of it and they’ll go away.

Sound familiar? History taught us otherwise.

When did Arizona become a “rural” State? You know Phoenix is the fifth largest city in the US? Your simplistic comparison of rural v. urban seemed to gloss over that point!

— Steven Kendrick (@StevenWKendrick) February 12, 2018

Don’t forget Tucson, too.

They glossed over a whole lot of points.
Florida is the third largest state in the U.S. and has the most concealed carry permit holders.
They missed that too.

— Gerhardt A. Forbes (@GForbes7777) February 12, 2018

They cherry picked what they wanted to use.

Your segment on National CCW reciprocity was, as usual, misleading and full of falsehoods. You implied that only NY, CAnand a few other states require background checks for permits.ALL DO. You used debunked statistics on crime to try and show an increase, while it has decreased.

— James Warren (@tiger6468) February 12, 2018

^^^ THIS. A thousand times THIS.

Every person who legally owns a firearm must go through background checks. No ifs, ands or buts. That’s not something that happens ONLY in gun control loving states. It happens in all 50 states.

You failed to report that background checks and proficiency training ARE part of obtaining concealed carry permits. Nice job of distorting a story. There is no need for national registry. CCW permit holders have photo ID with them.

— Northwoods Justice (@northwo20314164) February 12, 2018

Most CCW permits require 4-8 hours of training, depending on the state.

The government and police should not fear legally armed citizens trained to defend themselves and others. Provide training if you must, but the police cannot be counted on the be everywhere an attack or crime happens. Citizens can be partners with police!

— Kevin (@K_LaBranche) February 12, 2018

That’s the difference between liberals and conservatives though. Conservatives believe in defending yourself, on not relying on others for your own protection. Liberals would rather give you a whistle and a phone for you to call for help. If something happens to you between when you call and when police arrive, you’re shit out of luck.

They’re full of shit, Police are not against this at all. Thats why they won’t show any interviews asking police their stance on this

— Bryan Warren 🇺🇸 (@BryanWarren20) February 12, 2018

Touche!

Those police chiefs they interviewed are suits. They are political police chiefs, not, at least anymore, real cops. The rank and file, best I can find and communicate with, are in favor of responsible Concealed Carry

— James Warren (@tiger6468) February 12, 2018

They want the power, not the duty.

The police are heavy supporters of the NRA, and of course concealed carry. The fraternal order of Police has made heavy donations to the NRA for decades, and to the Trump campaign specifically to preserve gun freedom.

— Iva Lowbush (@IvaLowbush) February 12, 2018

Because these men and women know what happens on the streets.

I feel unbelievably sorry for people who believe the answer to our problems is to carry guns everywhere. Our country started out great & is now realizing its true idiocracy. And, it is the idiots who will bring us down. Sad.

— Edward Browden (@edwardbrowden) February 12, 2018

But there’s nothing wrong with carrying knives or mace around? Got it.

To make matters even MORE interesting: “60 Minutes” failed to use any video from a panel of seven women that they interviewed. One of them works for NRA Headquarters. And they’re being called out for it:

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