Current Status of Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Legislation in the U.S. Congress

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  1. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    From: http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/current-status-right-carry-reciprocity-legislation-us-congress

    Current Status of Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Legislation in the U.S. Congress

    3:00pm Thursday, March 12, 2015

    Recently, a number of NRA-supported Right-to-Carry Reciprocity bills have been introduced in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. NRA fully supports efforts to require states to respect an individual’s right to self-defense no matter what state they are in. Below is the status of each bill, as of this writing. NRA urges you to please contact your elected officials to support these important measures.

    S. 498 – Introduced by U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), this legislation would respect the rights of individuals who possess concealed carry permits from their home state, or who are not prohibited from carrying concealed in their home state, to exercise those rights in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry. This bill currently has 16 cosponsors. Please contact your U.S. Senators at (202) 224-3121, and ask them to cosponsor and support S. 498.

    H.R. 923 – Introduced by U.S. Representative Marlin Stutsman (R-Ind.), this legislation is the House companion bill to S. 498. The legislation would also respect the rights of individuals who possess concealed carry permits from their home state, or who are not prohibited from carrying concealed in their home state, to exercise those rights in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry. This bill currently has four cosponsors. Please contact your U.S. Representative at (202) 224-3121 and ask him or her to cosponsor and support H.R. 923.

    H.R. 986 – Introduced by U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), this bill would allow any person with a valid carry permit or license issued by a state to carry a concealed firearm in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry. This bill would also provide legal protection for law-abiding concealed carry permit holders against states that violate the intent of this bill. This bill currently has 78 cosponsors. Please contact your U.S. Representative at (202) 224-3121 and ask him or her to cosponsor and support H.R. 986.

    H.R. 402 – Introduced by U.S. Representative Rich Nugent (R-Fla.), this bill would allow any person with a valid carry permit or license issued by a state to carry a concealed firearm in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry. The bill currently has 70 cosponsors. Please contact your U.S. Representative at (202) 224-3121 and ask him or her to cosponsor and support H.R. 402.

    NRA would like to thank the sponsors and cosponsors of these critically important bills. Again, we ask that you contact your lawmakers today and ask them to cosponsor and support these measures.

    You can contact your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative by phone at (202) 224-3121, or by using the "Write Your Lawmakers" tool.

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    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  2. papataylor

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    Thanks for posting this Kirk - we definitely need to be paying attention and writing our reps!
     

  3. Back2School

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    I wonder how this would play out when you don't need a license for ccw, like what looks like is going to pass in KS.
     
  4. cicpup

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    ld think those states would adopt a "Must Issue" permit. Or we get to sit home with our thumbs up our butts.
     
  5. Back2School

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    Man that would suck. Say I visit from KS and could carry concealed in your hometown with no license, and you get stuck with May issue for the well connected in the same area. SMH
     
  6. ekim

    ekim Member

    Should be the same as a driver license, valid in all states. If a state doesn't honor a CC permit then that states drivers license shouldn't be valid in other states. Probable cause, license plate from non complying state, stop and check they're drivers license, then write ticket and impound vehicle! Problem solved!

    Would suck to be from Ill, NY, NJ,komiefornia etc.
     
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