USCCA Statement on New Senate Firearms Legislation for CC Reciprocity

USCCA Statement on New Senate Firearms Legislation for CC Reciprocity
USCCA Statement on New Senate Firearms Legislation for CC Reciprocity

West Bend, WI-(Ammoland.com)- Following today’s report that a bipartisan group of Senators is introducing new federal legislation aimed at improving background checks for gun sales, Tim Schmidt, the President and Founder of the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) made the following statement:

“Like the NRA and other pro-Second Amendment organizations, the USCCA supports the inclusion of all appropriate records in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and particularly those convicted of domestic violence. If the system is broken that should be addressed, but Congress should not stop there.

“We must also recognize that acts of terror in the United States and abroad have continued to occur, making the right to self-defense more important than ever. We saw that firsthand just this month when a brave Texan confronted and wounded the Southerland Springs mass shooter with his AR-15. And in New York City a police officer was fortunately able to stop the terrorist who killed innocent bikers, but it shouldn’t be overlooked that New York City laws ensured that none of the other citizens there had a weapon to defend themselves, especially if the terrorist had a real firearm.

“There are additional steps Congress can and should take to ensure a safer America and that begins with finally passing national concealed carry reciprocity legislation. Law-abiding citizens should have the right to defend themselves and their families at all times from killers who do not follow our laws at all.

“If Congress is going to consider new firearms legislation, national concealed carry reciprocity should part of that debate and included in the legislation.”

BILL BACKGROUND:

USCCA has been urging legislators to follow through on their promise to pass national concealed carry reciprocity, which would ensure that concealed carry permits issued in one state would be considered valid in the other 49 states. U.S. Senator John Cornyn introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act through S.446 earlier this year and Congressman Richard Hudson did the same through the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 in H.R.446. Both bills would ensure that concealed carry permits issued in one state would be respected in them all.

U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)About the USCCA

The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) provides education, training and self-defense insurance to responsible American gun owners. Headquartered in West Bend, WI, the USCCA is the largest and fastest-growing association whose sole focus is the responsibly armed American.

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My state issued drivers license lets me legally operate a motor vehicle in every state. My Maine issued CCP gets me as far as Vermont and New Hampshire.

I don’t really care how it get’s done but it needs to be done and if not the 2A friendly states might need to start rejecting motor vehicle licenses from those that aren’t.

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I’m profoundly saddened at USCCA’s Constitutional ignorance. “If the central government has the authority to tell a state it must accept permits from all the other states, then it also has the authority to tell a state it may not accept a concealed permit from any other states. If the central government can do these things it can set up a national concealed carry permit scheme and in essence bring into existence a national arms registry. That is exactly where this is headed.” Attorney Richard D. Fry Additionally “our federal Constitution doesn’t delegate to the federal government any power over… Read more »

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Bravas

Here in the real world…. there are laws that are enforced that absolutely contradict the 2nd amendment. If you choose to carry weapons concealed with no permit, or have a machine gun with out registering it, feel free. Yes, that is Constitutional, and you will go to prison, or at least have them confiscated if you are caught. Until we return to the point of removing all limitations to that point, please don’t demean those trying to work back to that incrementally. I want national Concealed Carry Reciprocity passed, so when I am in the realm of leftist states, I… Read more »

Tionico
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In reality all it would take to enable national reciprocity would be for the COngress to enact a law specifically demanding that the “full faith and credit” clause of the 14th Article of Ammendment mandates that no state can prohibit conduct, specificaly the lawful carrying of firearms in states not their home state if such behaviour is lawful in theo=ir home state. Then further state that NO state is able to poutlaw the carrying about in public of firearms upon one’s person unless that person is specifically prohibited by law from possession of all firearms, i.e. a “prohibited person” You… Read more »

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Jim Macklin

Until 2008 and 2010 when the SCOTUS rendered the HELLER and McDonald decisions states were able to pass laws that were reviewed by state courts based on state constitutions and thus many laws that are on the face not constitutional are on the books and are being enforced.
The Fourteenth Amendment has been applicable against the states since 2010. t says “No state shall make or enforce any law….” but prior to McDonald the states were free to have laws such as NY Sullivan Law, which has been copied by many other states.
National Reciprocity is just enforcing the Fourteenth Amendment.

Lloyd
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Lloyd

I am part of USCCA. If what you say is true, then you should say so to them officially. Wow. Push. I would like to hear more.