USCCA Applauds The House Passing of Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

The Tennessee Firearms Association confirms through the Department of Safety that 8 states that did accept Tennessee's handgun permits for reciprocity no longer do or accept only some of them.
USCCA Applauds The House Passing of Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

WEST BEND, Wis. -( The United States Concealed Carry Association today applauded the work by lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 and urged the Senate to do the same so the President can sign the bill into law.

Tim Schmidt, Founder and President of the United States Concealed Carry Association, made the following statement:

“Millions of law-abiding gun owners are right now applauding the work of Congressman Richard Hudson and all who have played a part in passing this important legislation in the U.S. House. Americans’ Constitutional rights should not end at state lines, which is why concealed carry reciprocity is both common-sense and long overdue,” said Tim Schmidt, Founder and President of the United States Concealed Carry Association.”

“Law-abiding citizens should have the right to defend themselves and their families at all times from criminals who do not follow our laws. Now that this bill has passed House, it’s critical for the Senate to act as well so President Trump can sign the bill into law,” Schmidt concluded.


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.

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.

U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)About The United States Concealed Carry Association:

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.

Our USCCA Team is dedicated to providing you with an unprecedented experience. In an ever-changing, fast-paced world, our team still believes in good, old-fashioned Americancustomer service. When you call our award-winning team, whether in an emergency or even just to say hi, you’ll be graciously greeted by a friendly voice—and a warm, Midwestern accent! You’ll never be passed through an unhelpful phone tree or be put on hold with the insurance company.

Our entire team—who all arm themselves with the same Self-Defense SHIELD protection as our USCCA members–embraces the firearms industry and concealed carry lifestyle. So, when you call with inquiries about your membership, to brag about your newest gun, or just to check on the Wisconsin weather, you’re guaranteed to also make a friend.

  • 16 thoughts on “USCCA Applauds The House Passing of Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

    1. I’m not good with politics, but according to Rep. Thomas Massie R-KY, reciprocity was passed because the Cornyn-Feinstein Fix NICS bill was attached to it. Once it goes before the Senate, Concealed Reciprocity will die but they’ll get their NICS bill passed. A bill that will strip the rights of law abiding gun owners and deny them due process by creating a larger database of names.
      The same representatives we voted in are now caving to the gun grabbers and basically stabbing us in the back.
      Watch out for this Feinstein Assault Weapons ban of 2017, if it was to ever pass no one would have any semi autos at all!

    2. Over the last 50 years I have watched my country being moved “progressively” left, because most people voted for the “lesser” of two evils. So why then are people surprised when their basic freedoms are lost, or when our judicial system is filled with “progressives.” Judges that are not “constitutionalist” but rule based on their political or ideological beliefs.

      I predict that this Act will never see the light of day in the Senate, but let’s say it does, I expect it to be loaded with unclear language that will allow our “Progressive” courts to actually use it against the right to bear arms! Or it will be totally ignored.

    3. That’s wonderful. Now we’re one step closer to having our permission slips recognized in every state. If we needed a permit to speak freely, vote, have due process, not incriminate ourselves, not be a victim of illegal search & seizure & so on, I could be more thrille, because then, it would have continuity in irrational thinking instead of just this one right. But seeing as how this is the “best thing we’ve gotten yet” on our second amendment right, it makes me wonder how long it will be before those other rights will have stipulations on them as well. How would we see being told that if we needed a permit for stopping the police from busting our door in to search our homes for suspected illegal items, that it could be expected at any given time…& we are tried, convicted & sentenced right then & there…all because we also didn’t get our permit for due process. Can’t vote it out of existence, because why?…we don’t have a permit to vote.
      I know this sounds & is extreme but the 2A is already the law. Why get excited about being given permission to exercise it when we already have it? If expecting this amendment to be complied to by our government without being infringed on is an “all or nothing” attitude, then that’s fine by me. Don’t toss me scraps when I’m guaranteed a steak. All this “permission”, only feeds complacency & we seem to be gobbling it up. Wake up people!

      1. While I don’t disagree with you, Wayne Clark, there is a benefit being practical versus idealistic.. The freedom lovers are making more headway by being practical over and over again these past 25 years or so than we would have by being idealistic.

        1. I don’t see how this is idealistic in nature, seeing as how it is already law! The only thing practical about this bill is that it should already be in practice. Idealistic would be, me spending my paycheck on lottery tickets, expecting to win the jackpot. That, is not practical. Expecting our lawmakers to uphold and support established law, is.

      2. So you’d rather just have nothing at all and continue on as we have been with bad actor States completely denying the Right to self defense? Well, if that’s your stance you don’t speak for me and I’m happy you’re not in the Congress voting.

        1. V, we’ve already argued the point so why question my position further?
          Of course I don’t want nothing at all. What I want is for these congressmen we have elected & sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution, to do just that! What I want, is for We, The People, to quit being lazy in wanting just what’s given to us, instead of wanting what WAS given to us when the Constitution was written. What I want, is to not be satisfied with what they “grant” us. I understand that’s a lot to ask but Patrick Henry also convinced the leaders of his day with his, “Give me liberty or give me death”, spiel. I guess the followers of that day thought that was just an all or nothing attitude as well. Where would we be if he hadn’t convinced them? Blihmy mate, I don’t know!
          I’m glad you’re not representing me as well.

      3. Wayne, we’re just not gonna get that so what we can do is MAKE them own this bad legislation. They want to combine the Fix-NICS Bill with the National Reciprocity Bill (Fix-NICS fixes nothing), fine, make them vote on it and own it forever. Both are bad it’s a question of what is the least bad for us, getting this passed or nothing at all. The answer is getting it passed is better for us than nothing AND, we hang that, like an albatross, around the necks of Congress when THOUSANDS of law abiding citizens are denied the Right to purchase a firearm because of deficiencies in the Fix-NICS portion of the combined Bill. We crucify them over and over again and make their names synonymous with abuse of freedoms. These abuses will happen, we’ve seen it before.

        I’m stealing a really good quote from my tactical instructor: “when you’re left with no good choices you take the least bad choice”. Right now, making them pass these Bills and owning them is the least bad Choice we have because it gives us something and hangs the really bad things right where they belong, on the necks of those who tried to screw us or were ambivalent. And that includes our supposed friends who acted as enablers by giving support (are you listening RKBA GROUPS?).

        I don’t disagree with your ultimate goal, just that we’ve been after it since, we’ll, forever, and realistically, that philosophy hasn’t worked. Let’s try something that might.

        1. Yes Vanns, I’m beginning to see that. I guess “idealists” like me just expect too much from a corrupt system. You would think that when the U.S. codes were written, they were counting on them being followed. I know you’re familiar with Title 18 section 242, because I think it was you that corrected me on the fact it’s not part of the Constitution…but a code…a code of law in fact, that is not being enforced. If it were, there would be less obstruction of rights, or more congressmen in deep poo. It clearly & emphatically states that ANYONE willfully depriving a person of a right or privilege PROTECTED (not granted) by the Constitution, is committing a crime. I guess it just pisses me off that WE are bound by law when Congress doesn’t seem to be under the same rules.
          I don’t want to argue with you. You are just as entitled to your view as I am to mine…& I’m not saying you’re wrong, just that I think our country’s leaders need their feet held to the fire…& to the Constitution.
          I also believe that once these bills go before the Senate, they WILL be separated & ol’ number 38, will be a flash in the pan & Fix NICS will breeze on through. Hope not.

      4. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are not law. They are the framework that laws must follow.
        HR 38 is a step back toward the rights described by Justice Taney in the Dred Scott decision.
        The HELLER and McDonald cases put the state laws in all 50 states in the sight of the Fourteenth Amendment.
        “…No state shall make or enforce any law …” and 14th Section 5 Congress shall enforce this with laws.
        That is what HR 38 is doing, it is a step back to compliance with the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
        It is bad enough when hillary, schumer and pelosi are against our rights, but don’t join them with imaginary fears.

        1. I have to disagree Jim. HR 38 is never going to see the light of day past the Senate vote. Feinstein & Shumer, along with the RINOs going along with the Fix NCIS bill, are going to see to that. The only step that’s going to happen is in the crap being laid down with this bait & switch routine that’s called Congress.
          I believe you’re getting into semantics with the Constitution & Bill of Rights not being law. If they frame the laws that MUST be followed, that means they’re pretty much the foundation of the law, which in & of itself, makes it law. They’re certainly not just suggestions.

          1. @Wayne Clark, The Constitution is the highest law. The Bill of Rights are merely amendments to that highest law, but are part and parcel of that highest law. And finally, yes, that highest law does form a kind of theoretical frame work that all other Statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances, and canons must be within.
            But I like the rest of what he wrote.

            1. WB, I agree. Jim & Vanns always have very informed comments & I always enjoy them. It’s just this time I’ve got somewhat of a different opinion…to a degree. I keep seeing these idiots we have in Congress, working their agendas & not giving a damn about their constituents, so I get a little…worked up. I guess it’s like the old adage, “don’t piss down my back & tell me it’s raining”, kinda thing.
              My opinions aren’t going to change what’s going to happen & it appears, neither will my phone calls. I don’t even go to the states HR 4477 will mostly affect. It’s more principle than anything else. I know you get it.

            2. And I saw your other comment in my email but not here. One more thing…I meant NICS, not NCIS. I was watching NCI as I was typing. Lol. Too many acronyms to keep up with.

      5. @WC, We have to get our employees under control before we can cancel the permission slips and the permission slip mentality.

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