A Grand Bargain on Guns? Here’s How.
Please read at the link for the first two interesting proposals. I paged the one closest to me as a gun owner for defensive and sporting purposes.
A third component of better gun laws would include both expanded background checks and expanded rights for those who have qualified for permits to carry concealed weapons. Last April, in the wake of Newtown, 55 senators voted to support expanded gun background checks — and that same day, 57 senators voted for a provision to allow permit holders from one state to carry concealed guns into any other state. Both measures failed because they did not meet the 60-vote threshold.
Gun rights advocates argue that a federal law to allow interstate concealed carry should be likened to the way states honor driver’s licenses from every other state. On the other side, gun control advocates argue that, because some states have vastly more stringent standards for issuing gun-carry permits, they should have the right to keep out people with permits from more lenient states.
Meanwhile, on background checks, polls consistently show that more than three-quarters of Americans, including clear majorities of gun owners, support expanding background checks. But some gun owners worry about regulating transfers among family members, friends, co-workers and other people they know well.