Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Truckers call for passage of national CCDW

There's an amendment being offered to a bill in Congress that would enable nationwide CCDW reciprocity.

Truckers are supporting it to improve their safety as they play their trade.
You can read about it here.

Here's an excerpt -

"OOIDA urges members to call lawmakers on concealed carry amendment

Truckers hauling high-dollar loads often find themselves targets for thieves looking to make a quick buck by robbing drivers of their possessions, freight and – in some tragic cases – their lives.

However, some thieves may think twice before approaching a truck if they know the driver might be armed.

This is why the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association sent out a national Call to Action on Tuesday, July 14, to its members, urging them to contact their senators to support an amendment that is being offered by Sen. John Thune, R-SD. Thune’s amendment would allow individuals who have concealed carry permits to carry a firearm in other states that also grant concealed carry permits."

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Your work gets results

Check out the comments that accompany the story on this page about the illegal signage in Scott county!

Several of our members and readers contacted the Scott county judge executive about them, and they not only got replies, they got action. The signs are coming down, and the judge has apologized for them.

That kind of prompt action by a public official is encouraging, and now's the time to follow up by contacting them and thanking him for his quick response. And thanks to those of you who jumped up and sent the emails to make it happen!