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18 September 2011

New York Times, Editorial

Some bad ideas refuse to die. Include in that category an extreme proposal percolating in the House to strip states of their authority to decide who may carry a concealed loaded firearm. This gift to the gun lobby, the subject of a hearing last week by a House Judiciary subcommittee, is nearly identical to a provision the Senate defeated by a narrow margin two years ago. Every state but Illinois makes some allowance for concealed weapons. The eligibility rules vary... (GunPolicy.org)

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