Senator Boxer: Senate Turns Back Thune’s Gun Amendment
Friday, July 31, 2009
I hope that you had the chance to follow the debate in the Senate on consideration of the Thune Amendment, which could have had a dangerous impact on gun laws. The amendment, offered by Senator John Thune (R-SD), would require California to honor concealed carry permits granted by other states with weaker standards than those in California. The Senate voted to reject this amendment.
I strongly opposed the Thune Amendment. California should not be forced to live with another state’s weaker laws. We need to do everything we can to protect our families, not pass a dangerous proposal that would only lead to more gun deaths and put more police officers in the line of fire.
Some of my excerpted remarks, delivered on the floor of the Senate, are available at this link.
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer