Yesterday, in the House of Representatives, There was a vote on a bill called the "National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011" H.R. 822. It passed by a 272-154 margin and basically went along party lines.
Normally, I would not be alarmed by such bills and there passage, but this one creates a "Trojan Horse" as they like to call it, that could very well usurp the authority the States have in Gun Control matters. I fear it will lead to the creation of a Federal hand gun permit and open the door wide to Federal gun control laws that none of us want.
Unfortunately, my Representative voted for this and I do plan to let him know my displeasure in NO uncetain terms. If we do not remain vigilant on Congress, even it it is in GOP control, I fear this 8000 pound gorilla called the Federal Government will just get bigger on us, even under the Republicans.