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Senate Proceeding on Jul 22nd, 2009 :: 1:32:05 to 1:41:45
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James Webb

1:32:05 to 1:32:25( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: i yield the floor. mr. durbin: how much time is remaing? the presiding officer: the time re seconds and throot minute and 32 minutes and 27 seconds. mr. thune: i yield up to 15 minutes to the senator from mr. webb: mr. president, i

James Webb

1:32:05 to 1:41:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James Webb

James Webb

1:32:26 to 1:32:48( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: rise in support of this amendment. i believe it is reasonable. i believe it is not as draconian in colleagues whom i greatly respect in terms of their concerns are anticipating. i'd like to also say there has

James Webb

1:32:49 to 1:33:09( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: been a lot of misinformation on the senate floor about amendment to the of fact it will allow fell lons, people mentally defective and other dangerous individuals to the streets of american cities and also to buy up hoards of guns and to transport them into places as senator schumer mentioned, like new york city.

James Webb

1:33:10 to 1:33:31( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: my colleague from new york an example about in his terms a krip or blood moving to vermont and establishing residency and then bringing a permit into new york and be willing able to carry weapon with impunity but i think the reality of that

James Webb

1:33:32 to 1:33:52( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: particula members hferre already have their guns. this amendment has presentations that prevent those who engage in criminal activity such as gang members from taking advantage of this legislation and the people who need this bill are the ones that the gang members might be threatening.

James Webb

1:33:53 to 1:34:13( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: with respect to standards of conduct, aspects of criminality and issues of mental health, it's important to note that there is a federal floor under this amendment that guarantees that certain standards will be met regardless of varying state standards.

James Webb

1:34:14 to 1:34:34( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: if you read the amendment it states that "a person who is not prohibited by federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm and who meets other conditions" then may be granted resolution profit. if you go into the federal law

James Webb

1:34:35 to 1:34:55( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: and i will read from 27cf c-section 478, this is the current standardn terms of being able to possess a firearm or ammunition. "anyone who has in any court with a term of

James Webb

1:34:56 to 1:35:17( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: imprisonment of one year may not possess a firearm or anyone a fugitive from justice or unlawful user or adicked to any addicted to controlled subject or anyone in a mental institution or anyone unlawfully in the united states or an alien admitted to the united states under a

James Webb

1:35:18 to 1:35:38( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: nonimmigrant visa, anyone who has been discharged from the armed forces undishonorable conditions, anyone with a citizenship of the united states and having renounced that citizenship, anyone who is subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking or threatening an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner, or anyone who has been

James Webb

1:35:39 to 1:36:01( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot unlawfully receive, possess, ship or transport a firearm." "in addition, a person under indictment or information for a crime punishable by prison for a term exceeding one year cannot lawfully receive a firearm." those, mr. president, are the

James Webb

1:36:02 to 1:36:22( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: federal guarantees, the floor, under which this reciprocity legislation operates. senator lautenberg has said in his comments that passing this legislation is akin to allowing someone from another state to come interest your state and follow their speed elements. speed -- speed

James Webb

1:36:23 to 1:36:44( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: limits. had is not accurate. the amendment specifically provides that anyone carrying a firearm into another follow the laws regarding firearm usage in that state -- and i quote -- "in a state that allows resents to obtain licenses or permits to carry concealed weapons, a person gaing resolution profit is

James Webb

1:36:45 to 1:37:05( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: entitled to carry a firearm subject to the same laws and conditions that govern specific places and manner in which a fire am may permit issued by the state the firearm is carried." a bette linsing process.

James Webb

1:37:06 to 1:37:27( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: states decide the conditions under which the license is granted but the nature of interstate travel allows licenses issued in another state to be recognized across the country so long as the holders of the licenses obey the laws of the state in which they are driving."

James Webb

1:37:28 to 1:37:49( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: drive i hear this will increase the number of purchasers of handguns and other weapons. i would like to body as someone who has a concealed carry permit, a permit to carry does not allow anyone to purchase a firearm automatically. one still has to go through the

James Webb

1:37:50 to 1:38:11( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: entire process of background check as if you did not have a permit. a legal firearm sale or -- are a separate matter to address that we should clearly focus on but they fall outside the parameters of this amendment. mr. president, the issue of gun use acknowledge in our country

James Webb

1:38:12 to 1:38:33( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: understandably divides people. usually along the lines of those would believe any relaxation of gun laws will benefit criminal and violent activity versus those who believe that gun laws need to be modified in order to allow law-abodying peoabiding people to defend themselves.

James Webb

1:38:34 to 1:38:56( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: i have worked with citizens grounds and our governor in the af technical shootings to focus our approach. we have made significant improvements in our laws privacy laws relating to mental health matters, the primary concern in the virginia t.c.

James Webb

1:38:57 to 1:39:18( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: shootintechshooting and to improve the instant background check and i will continue to work on these areas and the violence we see in our streets and in our neighborhoods must be addressed but little of that silence has ever been caused by those who seek permits to carry. as i mentioned, the people who are perpetrating that violence have their guns.

James Webb

1:39:19 to 1:39:39( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: their access to the guns is a matter we should focus on but few criminals are going to go to the county courthouse and file a permit. those who seek permits to carry and who are within the federal guidelines specifically addressed in this bill seek to do so if order themselves from the violence we

James Webb

1:39:40 to 1:40:01( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: see on our streets. i amendment a couple of clear examples come to mind. one is my father, in his later years lived in florida and then arkansas and would drive alone in his car to come and visit me and my brother who lived in minnesota.

James Webb

1:40:02 to 1:40:27( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: it was usually at least a two-day journey. my father was old are. he was by himself in the car. he was a classic target, a potential -- of potenti criminal activity. he carried a weapon, a firearm, when he traveled. when he stopped at night and went to a motel he brought the weapon with him and check in a

James Webb

1:40:28 to 1:40:48( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: 77, people will look at you. i don't think people in that situation need to wonder if they're committing a felony by having to be able to defend themselves when they're in that situation. somebody else that comes to mind are the truck drivers we see on the roads within we're on the

James Webb

1:40:49 to 1:41:11( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: interstate. these are independent contractors, people who are out there making a living the hard way, they constantly cross state boundaries. they have to worry about whether their truck is going to breakdown and wonder where they stop whether they might be victimized if they s they can legally carry, many of

James Webb

1:41:12 to 1:41:32( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: them in their own state, do they have to worry if they cross into anothe state boundary to doped to defend themselves? this is the type of situation that this legislation, i believe, is attempting to address. i believe it will have a beneficial affect. i believe strongly we need to

James Webb

1:41:33 to 1:41:46( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: work together in this body to address other situations of gun violence in this am glad to add whatever insight

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