Gun Control
On states' rights, Republicans flip-flop over concealed guns bill

To the editor: The so-called Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is extremely disturbing, hypocritical and dishonest. ("If not Congress, Obama should reject bill on concealed-weapon permits," editorial, March 8) The website of Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the sponsor, states, "This bill strengthens states' rights." "States' rights" means state self-government without federal interference. This bill is the exact opposite. It would forbid states from enforcing their anti-concealed carry laws against people from concealed-carry states. Texas might have a right to allow concealed carry in Texas, but not nationwide. Only the federal government...