Enactment of National Reciprocity is Closer than Ever, Media Desperate to Derail It

Ask your U.S. Senators to support and co-sponsor National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Legislation.

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Enactment of National Reciprocity is Closer than Ever, Media Desperate to Derail It

Washington, DC – -(Ammoland.com)-  Anybody who is exposed to the so-called news media these days faces a barrage of bewildering and often outlandish claims. “Breaking news” cycles through the public eye with such frequency and speed that knowing what’s important, much less what’s true, is becoming increasingly difficult.

That’s why it’s more critical than ever to stay focused and resolute when it comes to your Second Amendment rights. Because the media wants you – and your elected representatives– to forget why you elected this pro-gun Congress. And for gun owners, there no more important political objective than enacting a national reciprocity law.

Rest assured, your NRA has not forgotten. While the media maelstrom flits from one (usually fabricated or embellished) crisis to the next, we have remained calmly focused on the job our members depend on us to do: protecting and advancing the right to keep and bear arms. Our number one agenda item on Capitol Hill remains passage of national reciprocity.

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The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act has already passed the House with a bipartisan majority. Your NRA is now laying the groundwork for success in the Senate. We’re ensuring every Senate office knows where we stand on this landmark legislation for gun owners. We’re dispelling misinformation and providing the facts that support the necessity of the bill. We’re telling the stories of decent, upstanding Americans’ whose lives were turned upside by the status quo, which empowers anti-gun states to trample on the rights of good people so anti-gun politicians and bureaucrats can advance their own ambitions.

But the fact is, we cannot do it alone. The strength of the NRA has always resided in its members and their unwavering commitment to American liberty. Despite what the media wants you to believe, we are on track to make historic gains for your right to defend yourself, wherever your travels in the U.S. may take you.

We cannot do it alone, however.

Please contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to cosponsor and support passage of national reciprocity legislation. You can call your U.S. Senators via the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121, or click here to take action.

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  • 23 thoughts on “Enactment of National Reciprocity is Closer than Ever, Media Desperate to Derail It

    1. I’m getting close to retirement, and want to travel and see this great nation however I do not want to run afoul of the laws of any state. I am personally responsible the the safety and security of myself and my family and take that duty very seriously ! I will not allow myself nor my family to become victims or another statistic. What part of “Will not be infringed” is our government not understanding? It’s time to hold out representatives in government accountable and to get them to stand up and get this done ! It is time that “WE THE PEOPLE” demand it done !

    2. pajon, if you own a residence in ny state you can get a permit ,you need a po address, a ny state id card same place you get driver permit, own a residence (not be a resident) get the forms take the course have 4 people vouch for you in the county you are applying . have a water bill, tax bill or an electric bill something to show an address of the residence. they may take finger prints and do a national agency check. after you submit the forms(keep a copy of everything) they will send you a letter or call to tell you when to come for your permit. some places take longer than others . good luck. it is an administrative royal pain but just do one thing at a time and you should be successful.

    3. National reciprocity will benefit personal defense and family protection – for everyone. When a criminal is sizing-up his next victim, he won’t be too sure if he’ll get shot for is trouble, and therefore, more likely not to rob someone. As it stands now in places like NYC and California, a criminal is almost certain that his next victim is not armed and does not pose a threat.

    4. I’m retired and spend most of the Summer at our camp in Northern New York. As a non-resident, I can’t find any way to legally come into the state with a handgun…..or carry a baton…..or carry OC spray purchased out of NY state….or possess a taser. I carry a 3” CRKT knife because the NY laws are so restrictive and confusing that I’m not sure my regular 4” assisted opening knife is permitted.

      Based on all the New York State bull laws and regs, I don’t believe the Supreme Douchebag, Governor Andrew Cuomo, would allow reciprocity, federal law or not. Remember, he was behind the late night passed NY Safe law. He’s a devious SOB and I’m sure he and his butt kissing lawmakers in Albany will come up with something to punish law abiding citizens.

    5. Heaven forbid but if the Demo Craptic’s ever become a majority in the Senate during President Trump you can say”Good Bye” to any hope of Reciprocity.
      Pressure, pressure, unrelenting pressure on your Senator’s until they either push for passage of this legislation or become honest enough to say why they won’t. If they don’t vote them out!

    6. Reciprocity will NEVER pass. The House bill was just to placate the gun owners for their votes. Closer to election time, the Senate will pass one that the House will table, again only for our votes. This is a game to the majority of our lawmakers. They fear us, and will only pass bills that further their power over us “regular” Citizens, and protect themselves from us and the “Free States”. We are outnumbered by activist socialists now, and when organized, a Socialist President will be elected. Then our 2nd amendment will be relegated to the dust bin of history, as will the rest of our beloved Constitution.

    7. Despite my comments to Walter Kelly I have to admit that I’m rather surprised to see this article. Why, you might ask? Because, while Paul Ryan did pass this out of the House, Mitch McConnell is sitting on this Bill in the Senate and, if everyone were being totally honest, he has absolutely no interest in seeing it move forward. RKBA has never been a bright light on McConnell’s horizon, NRA knows it, everyone knows it.

      Now, if NRA, GOA et al were to confer with McConnell and say “hey, we want this passed and if you won’t find a way to get it passed we’re going to expend political capital and make it our mission to let our members know YOU and the Senate Republicans are the reason it’s going nowhere. But, IF you get it passed and sent to Trump we’ll owe you forever.

      My poorman’s guess is……don’t bet your next pay raise on this happening. Why? Simple. As long as these groups can string you along with false hope of “it’s closer than ever….” etc. they keep you believing they’re working on it annnnnd the money keeps coming in. If you think I’m anti-NRA you’d be dead wrong. However, they have gone far afield with not being honest with members with the sole intent of keeping the $$$ flowing in. That’s politics and it’s also just plain wrong.

    8. It is time the rest of the United States tells the east and west coast that their screwed up ideas will not work and we demand the right to protect ourselves where ever we may travel.
      Contact your senators and representatives at the federal level and ask them to vote for national carry via the reciprocity act.

    9. For all you constitutional lawyers stating the 2nd, 14th, etc. do you not understand that there are states, judges that have their own idea what they mean. It’s not the ideas we as firearm people agree with. You all know the states and cities and judicial districts that go contrary to the real meaning of the constitution and have and are getting away with it. The reciprocity law will compel these states, courts, cities to allow anyone with a valid carry license to do just that. It is not additional restrictions, you need to get on board and help put pressure on your senators to pass this bill. As stated in the bible (several sticks bundled together are stronger than one alone), Lincoln (United we stand Divided we FALL) and above. Regardless of our own views, regardless of our own favorite activity (hunting vs. 3 gun, 3 gun vs. trap, trap vs. target, etc.) we all have to hang together (Ben Franklin?) or the antis will hang us one by one. So stop harping on what the constitution means (the anti’s aren’t following it and will NOT follow it until there is a law that tells them they have to) and get out there and support the bill.

      but it will TAKE WE THE PEOPLE TO THAT.

    11. With a majority of the state’s enacting “Constitutional Carry” instead of reciprocity, it makes absolutely no sense in enacting a federal law which doesn’t allow Citizens of neighboring states to carry concealed if their home state doesn’t require any training whatsoever.

      Further there are Citizens whom have training far beyond what a State sponsored class can teach in an 8 hour session. And so it begets the situation, how can an 8 hour class outweigh 7 years of firearms training and experience?

      It is simple, National Reciprocity will only propagate another Infringement of Citizens 2nd Amendment Rights.

      If it’s not “Constitutional Carry” it’s simply more Gun Control!

    12. With a majority of the state’s enacting “Constitutional Carry” instead of reciprocity, it makes absolutely no sense in enacting a federal law which doesn’t allow Citizens of neighboring states to carry concealed if their home state doesn’t require any training whatsoever.

      National Reciprocity will only propagate another Infringment of Citizens 2nd Amendment Rights.

      If it’s not “Constitutional Carry” it’s simply more Gun Control!

      1. @ Walter Kelly

        “National Reciprocity will only propagate another Infringment of Citizens 2nd Amendment Rights.
        If it’s not “Constitutional Carry” it’s simply more Gun Control!”

        This and you can’t get people of the gun to understand it.

      2. Walter Your comments fall deaf on a state such as parts of California! We have 58 counties of which 45 do issue; but, the 13 that don’t will NEVER will listen to the Constitution unless the Federal Government tells them to do so!

        1. @ Mootman

          “NEVER will listen to the Constitution unless the Federal Government tells them to do so!”

          The founders created a wonderful document in the Constitution however failed to extract a penalty for violation of the Constitution,as they probably couldn’t envision “We The People” “failing to keep the Republic”,not to mention “guarding our Liberty jealously”,which we have done a poor job of.

      3. A majority? only 14 states have “constitutional carry” 1 is being disputed, 2 others are for residents only. so not sure how you do math but 11 out 50 states does not seem to me to be a majority (22% to be exact) I hope they use your math in the Senate to pass the CCRA!

      4. Walter Kelly: Your misinformation is astounding. A “majority” of the States enacting Constitutional Carry? Since when is 13 a majority? And of those 13 three restrict it to residents only. You may well never have to or want to travel to or from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont etc but lots of other people do and there’s no safe way to go armed at this time, you MUST pass through anti-gun, malevolent States.

        National Reciprocity is not “more gun control” and I defy you to, logically, prove that it is. What it is, is the first step in forcing the few bad actor States to reform on their own or be forced to by having Federal Legislation bring them into line, albeit slowly.

    13. We already have Constitutional carry thru the Second amendment

      From the US Constitution,now enforce it.

      The several states have no authority to regulate the RIGHT to KEEP and BEAR arms. “The judges in every State shall be bound [to the Constitution as amended] thereby, and Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.” (Article VI Clause 2.)

      From section 1 of the 14th amendment, “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” What I read is all states that have laws regulating arms, are unconstitutional laws, and should be stricken.

      1. Until We the people decide to do something other than rail on Facebook on how unfair this is, we will continue to get more of the same.

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