The Time For National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Has Come

National Concealed Carry Reciprocity
National Concealed Carry Reciprocity would drag states like New Jersey and cites like NYC into compliance with the Constitution.
John Snyder
John M. Snyder

USA –  -(Ammoland.com)- “The recent Ohio State University knifing is the latest in a series of bloody terrorist attacks on United States soil in 18 months,” gun dean John M. Snyder noted here today.

“These violent incidents show Americans need national reciprocity for the carrying of concealed firearms,” he added.

In the November 28, 2016 case, “Abdul Ari Artan tried to run over a crowd of helpless students at Ohio State University, and then got out of his car and slashed as many as he could with a butcher knife,” reported World Net Daily (WND). A police officer shot Artan dead.

“As WND indicated, all of the eight bloody attacks have been committed by Muslim immigrants or their sons,” said Snyder.

Among the attacks were the Chattanooga mass shooting at a Navy recruitment center in July 2015, the San Bernardino shooting leaving 14 dead and several wounded in December 2015, and the Orlando nightclub shooting leaving 49 dead and 53 wounded in June 2016.

The dozens of previous domestic Islamist terrorist attacks include the May 2009 Ft. Hood, Texas gunning down of 13 unarmed soldiers by a Muslim psychiatrist, and the September 2014 Moore, Oklahoma beheading of a woman by a Sharia advocate after calling for Islamic terror and posting an Islamist beheading photo.

“We are at war with radical Islamic terrorism,” Snyder stated. “Individual Americans need guns for defense against Islamists and other violent perpetrators. We need national reciprocity for concealed gun carry.”

A positive state CCW or concealed carry policy enables a qualified individual to carry a particular concealed firearm within his or her state of jurisdiction if legally permitted to do so. With national reciprocity, a state-issued CCW permit would be honored throughout the country, similar to the way in which state-issued driving permits now are honored throughout the country.

“In a survey of United States police chiefs and sheriffs conducted this year by the National Association of Chiefs of Police, over 86 percent said they supported nationwide recognition of state issued concealed weapons permits,” Snyder noted.

“The time for national reciprocity for concealed carry has come,” Snyder continued. “With pro-gun Republican Donald Trump taking office as president next month and with Republicans in charge of both houses of Congress, proponents of the individual Second Amendment civil right to keep and bear arms can and should advance the American freedom agenda.

“In addition to fostering national reciprocity for concealed weapon carry, Washington now should slash the law enforcement funding of cities and states following policies contrary to the spirit of the Second Amendment, and repeal federal laws interfering with Second Amendment liberties.”

A practicing Catholic, Snyder has been named “the dean of Washington gun lobbyists” by the Washington Post and New York Times, “a champion of the right of self-defense” by the Washington Times, the “gun dean” by Human Events, and “the senior rights activist in Washington” by Shotgun News. The Trace designated him a power broker.

He holds AB and MA degrees in government from Georgetown University. He has been an NRA magazine editor and official of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Second Amendment Foundation. He directs Telum Associates, LL.C, and serves on boards of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, Council for America, and American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens.

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American Patriot 1789
American Patriot 1789
3 years ago

To “wood and steel” Under NY Penal Code 400, which is the law that covers pistol permits, there is NO provisions for Judges to legally put restrictions on pistol permits. All permits issued are “concealed carry” therefore your firearm MUST be concealed at all times.There is one other type of permit issued in NYS, that is “premise permit”. They are to have a firearm on the premises of your home or business and does not allow you to carry your pistol. This type of permit is almost never issued in Upstate NY.You cannot be charged with any crime for carrying… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
3 years ago

a law forcing every state to recognise and honour the “permits” of all other states is of some use, but in the long run is counter productive,. We already HAVE the UNALIENABLE RIGHT to keep and bear arms. End of statement, no qualifications other than the clear command to government AT ALL LEVELS to guard against ANY infringement, including their own stupid unconstitutional laws. Perhaps a better start would be to force every state to recognise and honour the RIGHT of all residents of other states who are lawfully entitled to carry in their home state, to also carry in… Read more »

CoosaTotahK9
CoosaTotahK9
3 years ago

This is really the dumbest and breaking the needle on the stupidity gauge! We already have a “National Reciprocity” Right and a Constitutional law to back it up. The real problem is the dingbat moronic legislators and congressmen that not only refuse to recognize it, but, even make unconstitutional laws in opposition to it. And then the lawyers and judges that support the unconstitutional laws! We DON’T need another law! We need to enforce our God given Right and the original law the way it was intended. As a gentleman who served under the first four administrations of our country… Read more »

Lee J.
Lee J.
3 years ago

I used to live in repressive New York State on long island. I got tired of the crap and moved. It is not impossible to get a CCP there. But it requires a real commitment to do it.
As for only spending only $300.00 on a Pistol. I don’t know what you intended to get , but it sounds like a Saturday Night Special. If you are not committed enough to buy a decent well made pistol. Maybe you would be better off letting others, that have that level of commitment protect you.

Tionico
Tionico
3 years ago
Reply to  Lee J.

to quote Massad Ayoob: any gun will do if you will do. A “Saturday Night Special” can, if well wielded, help a Bad Guy make an informed decision…. or even make his decision to do dirt to its owner his last one. $300 can put a very decent and reliable used handgun into one’s lawful possession if a bit of care is exercised. I know, ANY fee imposed as a prerequisite to making use of one’s guaranteed right is too much. Until such laws are changed, the alternative is to Carry On Regardless,. but the consequences when caught are about… Read more »

wood and steel
wood and steel
3 years ago
Reply to  Lee J.

Why would you assume that because i offered$250 bucks and a case of beer for a mil-spec S.A.inc. to a buddy and he jumped on it, that I would buy a pile of crap for personal defense. Commitment isnot the issue infringement of my rights is the issue. As well as only making $26-29,000 a year unless you have family that works for cornell to get a foot in the door, the only thing in this stupid county is part time minimum wage jobs that dont pay the bills unless you work three jobs with no sleep. So for a… Read more »

rich
rich
3 years ago

Yes, New York gun laws SUCK. It seems each county has Its own set of rules about Guns and who can have one(except for the bad guy who could care less.) If we ,gun owners, shot one of these bad guys,WE can go to jail and or be sued by this scum for their INJURY…….. Also the NEW YORK SAFE ACT (If you live in n.y. ,you know this one) when was the last time some one was shot with a AR15 during a home invasion???????? The left loves guns IF they And ONLY they can have them .

Ralph
Ralph
3 years ago
Reply to  rich

Let’s not forget the Communist state of Connecticut.

Macofjack
Macofjack
3 years ago

This is the liberals ‘The Walking Dead’ nightmare!

Jacob M. Opperman
Jacob M. Opperman
3 years ago

Well the National Reciprocity is a good thing but I also think that it is high time that these no gun zones are Federally done away with also. My wife had a stroke a few years ago and her health had gone down hill to were she can not be at home any more I. E. she needs 24/7 care. She now lives in a nursing facility with a no gun sign on it. Every time I go in there as I do have a CCW I have to lock my weapon up in my car. Every day I go… Read more »

HMLA-167 Warrior
HMLA-167 Warrior
3 years ago

“National Reciprocity” should be spelled “National Constitutional Carry.”

curt
curt
3 years ago

no one should have to pay in order to carry a gun. i for one will never comply .this is long over do and with all the cops under fire just who is going to stop these idiots.

wood and steel
wood and steel
3 years ago

i live in ny state in a county that will not grant concealed carry permits. To br able to get a pistol permit to own a pistol cost almost $300, thats more than i was going to spend on a pistol. How will carry reciprocity help me in a county that wont give ccp?

Jim Macklin
Jim Macklin
3 years ago
Reply to  wood and steel

Get a CCW from Florida, Texas or Utah. If the law is properly written, it won’t require a license from your state of residence. And your state will have to honor your CCW.

Details… Why not move from California?

wood and steel
wood and steel
3 years ago
Reply to  Jim Macklin

i dont have the ability to just up root and move out of state. I have a 32 year life im firmly involved in here in New yorkistan. Also i could get a permit from another state and transfer to new yrok but tompkins county will not gant for concealed carry it gets transfered as restricted permit, no concealed carry alowed in tompkins county according to 3 judges and town clerk

Tionico
Tionico
3 years ago
Reply to  wood and steel

time t mobilise the voting public in that county and clean house. Turn out to pasture (or souplines) those who would infringe upon your rights. Run for county commissioner. Replace those three judges, likely elected.

In cases where a local court sides with the local corruptocrats, appeal up the ladder. Since this is involving a federally guaranteed civil right, Federal level courts CAN take this up on appeal, including to the Supreme Court of the US.