The House Judiciary Committee has released their witness list for tomorrow’s hearing on HR 822 – the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. It includes some very familiar names.
Ms. Joyce Lee Malcolm
Professor of Law
George Mason University
Mr. David B. Kopel
Denver University Sturm College of Law
Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey
Philadelphia Police Department
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey previously served as head of D.C.’s Metro Police Department. Prior to that he served in the Chicago Police Department for almost 30 years rising to the level of Deputy Superintendent. That background combined with the way the Philly PD has been treating gun owners leads me to believe that Ramsey will be the token witness to testify against HR 822.
Both Joyce Lee Malcolm and Dave Kopel have strong pro-gun credentials.
As Sebastian of Snowflakes in Hell notes today, “Let the hysterics begin.” I think we can fully expect more counter-attacks on H.R. 822 by the likes of Mayor Bloomberg, the Brady Campaign, and VPC.