Thought Exercises

If You OK Out-Of-State Gay Marriages, You Need to OK Out-Of-State Gun Permits


Every time we assume we’ve heard the last illogical rational for banning same-sex marriage, a new surprise files in. When the Baltimore Sun opened up to readers the idea of Maryland recognizing out-of-state same-sex marriages, just like Washington D.C. agreed to do, reader Tony Jordan offered this rebuttal: “Glad to see that The Sun is so enamored of recognizing laws enacted in other states like drivers licensing and marriage laws. Will you be supporting the recognition of out-of-state CCW permits — (Concealed weapons carry laws) with the same fervor as the same sex marriage laws that you are touting in the Sunday Sun? After all it would affect a lot of people and it is a constitutional issue.”