In a press release Monday, Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Everytown for Gun Safety announced a $25 million effort to thwart national concealed carry reciprocity:
“Concealed Carry Reciprocity” would make Americans less safe, as states would be forced to recognize the concealed carry standards of every other state, no matter how low (or nonexistent) those standards. In other words, it would make the weakest link the law of the land and force states to allow domestic abusers, convicted stalkers, people with violent histories, and people who lack even the most basic gun safety training to carry concealed guns in public.
Now we – Everytown and Moms Demand Action, together the counterweight to the NRA – are mounting a full campaign to ensure this dangerous legislation fails again. That means activating our 50-state grassroots network of more than three million supporters to hold their elected officials accountable – and investing financially in this long-term battle all the way through to the 2018 elections and beyond.
As you can clearly see, Everytown’s statement proves (yet again) that anti-gun liberals lack even the most basic understanding of gun laws.
There are currently two concealed carry reciprocity laws waiting in the wings of Congress: Rep. Richard Hudson’s (R-N.C.) H.R. 38 has 187 co-sponsors in the House, and Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-Texas) S.446 has 36 co-sponsors in the Senate.
For Cornyn’s bill to pass, several Democrats would have to cross the aisle and vote with the GOP.
Everytown has already taken credit for thwarting the reelection of Sen. Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire. Don’t let them get the satisfaction of preventing concealed carry reciprocity too. CLICK HERE to tell your congressperson to support the national concealed carry reciprocity act!