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Thursday, July 20, 2017

NRA’s Cox Takes On Congressman Over Self-Defense Remarks

Virginia Congressman Don Beyer recently wrote an opinion piece that was published by The Wall Street Journal. NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox took exception to some of Beyer’s claims and submitted his own opinion piece, as well as a letter to the editor. Although the paper chose to print neither, Cox’s response can be found on Medium

After Beyer claims that national Right-to-Carry reciprocity would be a “recipe for disaster,” Cox points out that Virginia law already recognizes concealed-carry permits from all other states, and that it is good policy in Virginia for all the reasons why concealed-carry reciprocity is good policy for the nation.

Next, Beyer attacks the Hearing Protection Act as a “dangerous proposal” and claims that “often the sound of gunshots is what causes people to take cover and notify law enforcement.” Cox calls that “sheer nonsense,” and he points to The Washington Post fact-check on the claim.