Reuniting The United States With Reciprocity

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National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Most concealed-carry permit holders understand the potential pitfalls of traveling with a firearm, given the outrageous patchwork of state laws involved in even a short interstate trip.

And while we haven’t posted much about reciprocity of late, important national concealed-carry reciprocity legislation is still in play and needs your help now to gain passage.

According to a recent update from NRA-ILA, U.S. Rep. Rob Goodlatte, R-Va., who is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has signed on as a co-sponsor for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. H.R. 38 now has 212 co-sponsors, and according to NRA-ILA, its prospects in the House are looking better each week.

Of course, you wouldn’t know that from reading or listening to the so-called “mainstream” media, who have declared the measure a danger to the nation. And you wouldn’t know it from Michael Bloomberg and his gun-ban minions, who have recently proclaimed victory and declared the measure dead.

H.R. 38 now has 212 co-sponsors, and according to NRA-ILA its prospects in the House are looking better each week.Truth is, concealed-carry reciprocity is one of the most important pro-gun measures under consideration this year, regardless of the lies from gun-haters.

The dizzying array of laws throughout the country can leave even the most informed gun owners confused about where they can and cannot go when they are carrying a firearm.

Consequently, many leave their firearms at home to avoid potential problems with law enforcement—effectively having their right to bear arms negated because of conflicting laws from state to state to state.

In a June op-ed, author and researcher John Lott explained the problem quite succinctly.

“It’s not easy for a truck driver to avoid troublesome state and city gun laws as he drives across the country with valuable merchandise,” Lott wrote. “He can quickly run into trouble in ‘may issue’ states such as New York, New Jersey, Illinois or California, which give out few permits and require applicants to demonstrate sufficient ‘need.’

“Or imagine a single woman driving across state lines at night, hoping that her car won’t break down along the highway.”

And as Lott pointed out at the time, despite naysayers condemning national reciprocity legislation, much of the country already effectively has reciprocity through agreements worked out between individual states. While that's certainly a positive development, it still leaves states not participating in such agreements basically off limits.

“For most of the country, reciprocity is already a fact of life,” Lott wrote. “The average state allows people with concealed handgun permits from 32 other states to travel freely. But the eight ‘may-issue’ states and D.C. pull down that average; only one of those eight states, Delaware, recognizes permits from any other state.”

Don’t believe the false claims that national reciprocity is dead in Congress. NRA-ILA still lists the measure as one of its top priorities for this legislative session. As long as that is the case, there’s still a good chance for passage.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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Eaglesnester

If the swamp is ever going to be drained it will be up to the people of the United States to do it and not the politicians. If that is true then we are doomed and lost. Where is the Constitution and American history along with the Federalist papers taught in school today? Where is world history taught? Nowhere that’s where. We can give the credit to that to Saul Alanasky who billery clinton and obummer idolized. All the turmoil and political instability we are seeing today was set forth decades ago to bring down the United States from within… Read more »

Keith Bailey
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Keith Bailey

I hate people who say the 2nd Amendment is a States Rights issue. Not !!!!!!!

HLF
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HLF

Government, federal, state, county or city, have no say or authority to pass any laws on firearms. Only the people can give the governments the power to do so. We the people have the guarantee of the rite to keep and bare arms in the 2nd amendment of the Bill of Rights of The Constitution of the United States of America. This rite includes anything a person chooses to protect themselves, family, neighbors, and country. Criminals and lawless people will always be armed, they will find ways to be so, this is why the law abiding citizen must be armed,… Read more »

American Patriot
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American Patriot

It’s so typical of all B.S. talk and no action. We have the White House, Senate & House so when is a good time to bring this bill to a vote? When the democunts have the majority again.

mike
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mike

Get rid of Paul Ryan and the reciprocity has a better chance, he claims the timing isnt right. He wants to not make any waves with his Demo friends. He is the problem with a lot of the Republicans Agenda. Bye Bye Paul

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Paul Ryan could not hold a regular job. A natural slime blob, Ryan is perfect for corrupt politics. The Constitution is supposed to be the foundation for all other statues. Not only do the feds and state legislators have the shoe on the wrong foot, but also, they have everyone convinced that are right. We should add to the oath to support the Constitution, the words “On pain of death”

R.
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R.

I’m surprised that the author John Lott , an expert in the field would state that Illinois is a “may issue” state, when it is a “shall issue” state. Although his point and that of CCW permit holders is correct that trying to abide by the law(s) of 50 different states is nearly impossible when exercising a constitutional right.

Kevin Donohue
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Kevin Donohue

Now having 212 co-sponsors is a significant development- right? Well no as House Speaker Ryan recently to Rep Massie the sponsor of HB38 “the timing isn’t right for this”!!! Now unrelated but McConnell said taxes can be in 2018, not to mention failed repeal/replace obamacare x 3. This is LEADERSHIP? I think NOT

ras
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ras

The leadership in Congress has yet to show any support for pro-gun bills. Don’t bet the farm on this one either.

T Martin
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T Martin

Don’t be suckered in by HR38, FedGov has no Constitutional authority to legislate firearms period, and no authority over the States.

https://publiushuldah.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/from-duty-to-be-armed-to-permission-to-carry/

Greg Tag
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T Martin

HR 38 does not allow the Feds to regulate firearms. It merely requires each of the several states to grant “Full Faith and Credit” and recognize the permits of other states. Umm that’s from the Full Faith and Credit Clause. In the Constitution.

Jim Macklin
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Jim Macklin

The 14th Amendment requires the states to not infringe on rights by passage or enforcement of any bad law. It also instructs Congress to enforce the provision.
Don’t vote against ALL Republicans, vote against all the RINOS.. If you vote against all the Republican you’ll get Democrats and avowed socialists.

Vanns40
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Vanns40

This is purist BS that will keep us from ever getting Reciprocity with all States and it’s about time gun owners realized it for what it is. This doesn’t authorize the Federal Govt to do ANYTHING, period. It simply says all States will recognize ALL permits. As for all the “learned” lawyers (where’s that Shakespearean ship when you need it most) who predict this as the camel’s nose under the tent, I say blow it out your nose! If the damn Congress wanted to pass the most restrictive licensing and training regulations in the country they don’t need this as… Read more »

Jim Macklin
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Jim Macklin

I was raised in Illinois and lived there for the first 25 years of my life. Open carry was legal then. But Chicago influence changed the laws for the worse about the time I moved west. I live in Kansas now. It took about 30 years to get Kansas to pass concealed carry despite teh fact that state law was open carry legal. But “home rule” gave the cities the power to ban or restrict open carry. But now Kansas has a viable set of laws and a recently passed constitutional amendment to the right to keep and bear arms.… Read more »

Bud
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Bud

Of course Chicago will never change. They are afraid the good guys might start defending themselves and they can’t stand the thought. Although I just read where many black women in Chicago are beginning to get their license and carry a weapon.

Jim Macklin
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Jim Macklin

Illinois now has at least a quarter million carry licenses. Lots of those are in Cook County/Chicago.
Illinois will change, kicking and screaming, but they will change.

Robert J. Lucas
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Robert J. Lucas

Constitutional Carry should also be supported and included for Second Amendment reinforcement across all 50 States………

Jim Macklin
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Jim Macklin

Constitutional Carry is supported by HR38 for residents of Constitutional Carry States.