The NRA is not supporting truckers petition for interstate firearms permits, and is undermining it. The NRA has some other law they want passed, it won't help truckers

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The Chairman of the Small Business in Transportation Coalition ("SBTC") issued a bold statement today challenging the National Rifle Association to protect and promote the Second and Fourteenth Amendment Rights of Americans working in interstate commerce to be able to carry firearms for self protection nationwide.SBTC Chairman James Lamb asked the NRA to support the SBTC's proposed billentitled "Americans Working in Interstate Commerce Protection Act," (commonly referred to as "Mike's Law" named after an over-the-road truck driver named Michael Boeglin who was murdered and burned in his truck on June 26, 2014  ), which calls for the creation of a new business carry firearms permitting program for Americans working across state lines."We understand the NRA has been asking members of Congress that we have approached not to sponsor the Mike's Law bill and support their national concealed carry reciprocity bill instead.We would respectfully request the NRA reconsider their position as we believe our bill is a stepping-stone to national reciprocity.The NRA bill could be challenged on 10th Amendment "states' rights" grounds, but our bill is firmly grounded on the Commerce Clause. Mike's Law also invokes the 14th Amendment's "equal protection of the laws" guarantee in that truckers should receive the same right to possess firearms while they sleep in their trucks as the majority of Americans, who sleep in residential buildings,"James Lamb/Kevin ReaSBTC8002156704