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Senate GOP Wants George Zimmerman To Be Able To Carry A Concealed Weapon In Nearly Every State

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Last month, African-American teenager Trayvon Martin was killed by what increasingly appears to be a vigilante 'fixated on crime and focused on young, black males.' At the time of his death, Martin carried a a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea -- his killer, George Zimmerman, armed himself with a 9mm handgun and a concealed weapon permit. Yet, even in the wake of this tragedy, Senate GOPers push a reckless effort to force every state to follow the nation's laxest gun laws: Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and 28 other Senate Republicans on Tuesday introduced a bill that would allow people authorized to carry concealed weapons in their home state to do the same in other states that allow concealed carry, without requiring a federal permit. The ridiculously titled 'Respecting States' Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act,' is more GOP BS that destroys lives...

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