National Reciprocity for Concealed Carry Defeated in U.S. Senate 58-39
Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- Today an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill which would have made concealed carry licenses reciprocal from state to state failed by just two votes.
The failure of the measure is being attributed to two republicans, Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana and Sen. George Voinovich of Ohio, who both voted against passage.
The amendment introduced by Sen. John Thune (R-SD) would not have allowed law abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms in IL or WI, the two remaining states which still ban the practice but would have been of great convenience to the residents of the 48 states that do issue licenses to carry concealed firearms.
The IllinoisCarry forum was started in April 2004. The idea was that Illinois needed a central location to communicate ideas and information regarding 2nd Amendment issues in Illinois. There are many organizations in Illinois working to protect our 2nd Amendment Rights. Working with these groups IllinoisCarry has become the central location for information and Action Alerts. IllinoisCarry will not endorse political candidates. We simply provide information so voters can make informed decisions. Our goal is to join the other 48 states that allow their citizens to carry concealed firearms. We encourage you to register on our forum and join the fight for your 2nd Amendment Rights in Illinois.