US Senators Cochran & Wicker Support Concealed Carry Proposal

Legislation Would Provide Reciprocity for Legal Gun Owners Across State Lines.

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US Senators Cochran & Wicker Support Concealed Carry Proposal
Thad Cochran
Thad Cochran, R-Miss

WASHINGTON, D.C. –-( U.S. Senators Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., have cosponsored a bill to allow persons with concealed carry permits to use them in other states with similar laws. The “Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act” is authored by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.

“The privilege to carry a concealed weapon is extended to law-abiding gun owners. It just makes sense that they should be able to exercise that freedom in states that also allow concealed carry permits,” Cochran said. “I hope the Senate gives this legislation fair consideration soon.”

“This sensible measure would ensure that gun owners in possession of a concealed carry permit can exercise that freedom in other states,” Wicker said. “The plan takes great care to respect state sovereignty while upholding Americans’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms.”

Roger Wicker
Roger Wicker, R-Miss

Cochran and Wicker cosponsored similar legislation, S.1908, in the previous Congress.

Although the bill, S.498, extends concealed carry privileges, it does not provide for a national concealed carry permit. The proposal also respects state laws regarding the types of locations in which firearms can be carried, as well as the types of firearms that may be carried by the visiting individual.

The measure has been referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

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John Mark McNair

This is a great step forward. However a carry permit was issued with the Constitution of the United States. It’s known as the Second Amendment and says that our right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. All the laws the federal and state governments and in some cases cities have enacted have infringed on these rights. All these laws are unconstitutional and illegal and should be declared null and void. Any and all of the legislators voting for ANY of these laws is guilty of violating their oath of office.

J Smith

Someone tell the gun owner pictured to ditch those Levi’s jeans!…Levi Strauss is a “progressive” (regressive) owned and operated San Francisco CA company that vehemently supports Gun Control causes. No supporter of the Second Amendment and gun rights should ever give that company one thin dime!

Tom Palermo

If these Senators are truly concerned about our 2nd Amendment, or any of our Bill of Rights, they should draft legislation making it a felony for any official, Federal, state or local, to in anyway infringe on out Constitutionally guaranteed right to “keep and bear arms”! Make it a mandatory prison term, up to and including life in prison for repeat offender, like some mayors, Senators and Congressman!

Tom Palermo

I appreciate the efforts of these Senators, but why aren’t they focused on preserving our rights already guaranteed by our Constitution, rather than legislation that is redundant? We already have these rights. Their efforts should be on nullifying ALL firearms controls, since they are ALL, in violation of our Constitution. Legislation such as this, only perpetuates the myth that our Constitution, specifically has some negotiable “wiggle room”. Much like we have a right to free speech, except…. And we have a right to privacy, except when the need for “national security” allows us to spy on everyone! No, there is… Read more »

Carl Stevenson

It’s not a privilege. It. Is. A. RIGHT!
Never give the opposition the advantage of calling it a privilege without being challenged, and certainly never call it that ourselves.


You beat me to it. Self defense is never a privilege.