115th Congress, 2nd Amendment, Congress, Issues, Senate

Senator to introduce national concealed carry reciprocity bill

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Image Credit: Gerald Rich CC by 2.0

Image Credit: Gerald Rich CC by 2.0

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) announced Saturday that he will introduce a national concealed carry reciprocity bill this week:

While Cornyn’s office has not released a statement on the issue, fellow Senate Republican Roger Wicker of Mississippi, a supporter, noted the measure “would give gun owners the freedom to use their concealed carry permits in other parts of the country, so long as the jurisdiction recognizes the permit as lawful.”

The bill would join North Carolina Republican U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson’s H.R. 38 introduced last month in the House, which currently has 159 co-sponsors, in seeking to make concealed carry permits valid nationwide.

The bill would help to bridge the gaps between state laws that can cause those traveling while armed to be in violation of local mandates. However, it will be hard work getting the bill passed: even if Cornyn can count on every Republican in the chamber, he’d still have to pick up eight votes from across the aisle to avoid a Democratic filibuster.

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  • Tommy p

    Long Overdue!

  • ABBAsFernando

    The enemy within will go even more insane. After all they are common criminals themselves who enable fellow criminals to murder and steal from defenseless citizens. Those who enable crime share the guilt and should get the same punishment as those they enable. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e27e63e677c32c777478866cd44a347b8fd7c72f9ccbffe8181cd287b1feef51.png

  • Hell ya! I’m all for it.

  • wes

    Drivers licenses are recognized country wide as permitting you to drive a 4000 pound vehicle on all roads. And, driving is just a privilege. Why shouldn’t a Handcarry/concealed carry permit allow you to exercise a Right countrywide? (2nd amendment. Gun control seems to be more about Control than guns. Oh well, “Gun Control” worked for Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Casto, Pol Pot. Why wouldn’t the democrats want the same thing?

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