Reciprocity Amendment Fails

National Reciprocity Falls Short by 2 Votes

Lugar and Voinovich only Republican Nay’s.

An amendment which would have required basic reciprocity for concealed carry permits between states – forcing states to honor permits from other states – failed to receive the 3/5ths majority needed for passage by a mere two votes on Tuesday.  The measure, sponsored by Senator Thune of North Dakota, needed 60 votes for passage, but only received 58.  Many Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid, voted in favor of the amendment while Richard Lugar of Indiana and George Voinovich of Ohio were the only Republicans to vote against the measure.  Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Casey voted for the amendment while NRA A-rated former Republican, now Democrat Arlen Specter voted against it.  Former A-rated NY Representative, now Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined her new mentor Chuck Schumer in opposing the measure as did McCaskil of Missouri and Bingaman of New Mexico.  Below is a complete listing of all Senate members and their votes on this amendment.

Alabama:Sessions (R-AL), Yea  Shelby (R-AL), Yea

Alaska:Begich (D-AK), Yea  Murkowski (R-AK), Yea

Arizona:Kyl (R-AZ), Yea  McCain (R-AZ), Yea

Arkansas:Lincoln (D-AR), Yea  Pryor (D-AR), Yea

California:Boxer (D-CA), Nay  Feinstein (D-CA), Nay

Colorado:Bennet (D-CO), Yea  Udall (D-CO), Yea

Connecticut:Dodd (D-CT), Nay  Lieberman (ID-CT), Nay

Delaware:Carper (D-DE), Nay  Kaufman (D-DE), Nay

Florida:Martinez (R-FL), Yea  Nelson (D-FL), Nay

Georgia:Chambliss (R-GA), Yea  Isakson (R-GA), Yea

Hawaii:Akaka (D-HI), Nay  Inouye (D-HI), Nay

Idaho:Crapo (R-ID), Yea  Risch (R-ID), Yea

Illinois:Burris (D-IL), Nay  Durbin (D-IL), Nay

Indiana:Bayh (D-IN), Yea  Lugar (R-IN), Nay

Iowa:Grassley (R-IA), Yea  Harkin (D-IA), Nay

Kansas:Brownback (R-KS), Yea  Roberts (R-KS), Yea

Kentucky:Bunning (R-KY), Yea  McConnell (R-KY), Yea

Louisiana:Landrieu (D-LA), Yea  Vitter (R-LA), Yea

Maine:Collins (R-ME), Yea  Snowe (R-ME), Yea

Maryland:Cardin (D-MD), Nay  Mikulski (D-MD), Not Voting

Massachusetts:Kennedy (D-MA), Not Voting  Kerry (D-MA), Nay

Michigan:Levin (D-MI), Nay  Stabenow (D-MI), Nay

Minnesota:Franken (D-MN), Nay  Klobuchar (D-MN), Nay

Mississippi:Cochran (R-MS), Yea  Wicker (R-MS), Yea

Missouri:Bond (R-MO), Yea  McCaskill (D-MO), Nay

Montana:Baucus (D-MT), Yea  Tester (D-MT), Yea

Nebraska:Johanns (R-NE), Yea  Nelson (D-NE), Yea

Nevada:Ensign (R-NV), Yea  Reid (D-NV), Yea

New Hampshire:Gregg (R-NH), Yea  Shaheen (D-NH), Nay

New Jersey:Lautenberg (D-NJ), Nay  Menendez (D-NJ), Nay

New Mexico:Bingaman (D-NM), Nay  Udall (D-NM), Yea

New York:Gillibrand (D-NY), Nay  Schumer (D-NY), Nay

North Carolina:Burr (R-NC), Yea  Hagan (D-NC), Yea

North Dakota:Conrad (D-ND), Yea  Dorgan (D-ND), Yea

Ohio:Brown (D-OH), Nay  Voinovich (R-OH), Nay

Oklahoma:Coburn (R-OK), Yea  Inhofe (R-OK), Yea

Oregon:Merkley (D-OR), Nay  Wyden (D-OR), Nay

Pennsylvania:Casey (D-PA), Yea  Specter (D-PA), Nay

Rhode Island:Reed (D-RI), Nay  Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay

South Carolina:DeMint (R-SC), Yea  Graham (R-SC), Yea

South Dakota:Johnson (D-SD), Yea  Thune (R-SD), Yea

Tennessee:Alexander (R-TN), Yea  Corker (R-TN), Yea

Texas:Cornyn (R-TX), Yea  Hutchison (R-TX), Yea

Utah:Bennett (R-UT), Yea  Hatch (R-UT), Yea

Vermont:Leahy (D-VT), Nay  Sanders (I-VT), Nay

Virginia:Warner (D-VA), Yea  Webb (D-VA), Yea

Washington:Cantwell (D-WA), Nay  Murray (D-WA), Nay

West Virginia:Byrd (D-WV), Not Voting  Rockefeller (D-WV), Nay

Wisconsin:Feingold (D-WI), Yea  Kohl (D-WI), Nay

Wyoming:Barrasso (R-WY), Yea  Enzi (R-WY), Yea