(Video) Libertarian VP Nominee Doesn’t Know What Concealed Carry Reciprocity Is
Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee Bill Weld asked what concealed carry “reciprocity” meant when on Dana Loesch’s TV show on TheBlaze.
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When talking on the show, Weld needed clarification on what “reciprocity” meant, which is a term where a state honors another person’s license to concealed carry a firearm.
When Loesch asked Weld “Do you believe in reciprocity?”, Weld needed clarification and responded by asking “reciprocity?”.
Loesch then needed to explain the meaning of reciprocity to wield.
“I don’t know. We don’t have concealed carry up in New England, so I’d wanna look at that,” Weld responded.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 17, 2016
In a Facebook post from May, Weld explained that he is a lifelong gun owner and would have done things differently while serving as governor of Massachusetts between 1991 and 1997.
“I am a lifelong hunter and gun owner. In 1993, however, as Governor of Massachusetts, I went along with some modest restrictions on certain types of firearms. I was deeply concerned about gun violence, and frankly, the people I represented were demanding action. Sometimes, governing involves tough choices, and I had to make more than a few,” the post read.
“Today, almost 25 years later, I would make some different choices,” Weld continued. “Restricting Americans’ gun rights doesn’t make us safer, and threatens our constitutional freedoms. I was pleased by and support the Supreme Court’s decision in the District of Columbia vs. Heller — a decision that embraced the notion that our Second Amendment rights are individual rights, not to be abridged by the government.”