I voted Campus carry for a couple of reasons....
- In terms of the total CHL population, I think it is the more pressing issue. Charles did specify in his question, if we could only get one bill passed in 2013, which would it be. I'm basing my answer on two things which I believe to be true, although I admit that I cannot prove them:
- I believe that the number of CHLs who are currently negatively affected by the lack of campus carry most likely outnumbers those CHLs for whom OC is their highest priority.
- I believe that the number of people who are currently negatively affected by a lack of campus carry almost certainly outnumbers those people who have no CHL and are waiting for OC to pass before they start carrying.
- I believe that if the state cannot get campus carry passed, it almost certainly will not be able to pass OC. I will admit that I am far less certain about this last one than I am the three things. It may be true that CC cannot get passed until OC passes. After all, that is the sequence it went down in up in Colorado and over in Arizona,
However, these things said, like canvasbck, OC affects me more directly than CC. I can promise that if neither bill passes in this legislature, then I would reverse my position in 2015 and want to see OC be given priority.....only because I'm getting older, and I'd like to see the full
expression of the RKBA before I die.
"Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing." --Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791