USCCA | Congress Needs to Pass National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

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West Bend, WI-( The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) today urged lawmakers in Washington to include national reciprocity for concealed carry licenses in any gun-related measure considered by Congress in the days ahead.

“The only thing that can definitively stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun and if the goal of any proposed gun-related legislation is to strengthen public safety and protect Americans, then national reciprocity for concealed carry licenses should be included,” said Tim Schmidt, Founder & President of the United States Concealed Carry Association. “This legislation would not only protect law-abiding Americans from a patchwork of contradictory state laws, but it would also strengthen public safety by giving more Americans the ability to protect themselves and those around them.”

The Trump administration is signaling support for legislation that would enhance reporting for the FBI’s background-check database but some in Congress are also seeking to attach national reciprocity legislation. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act has already sailed through the House of Representatives and has the full support of President Trump. It now awaits action in the U.S. Senate where it has roughly 40 co-sponsors. Notably, when similar concealed-carry legislation came to a Senate vote in 2013 it received bipartisan support including from seven Democratic Senators, but was never passed into law.

The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), a Wisconsin-based organization with over 250,000 members, provides education, training and self-defense insurance to responsible American gun owners. USCCA was recently featured on CBS News’ 60 Minutes recently on a segment about the effort in Congress to pass reciprocity for concealed carry licenses.


The United States Concealed Carry Association has been urging lawmakers in Congress 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 (R-TX) introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act through S.446 last year and Congressman Richard Hudson (R-NC) did the same through the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 in H.R. 38. Both bills would ensure that concealed carry permits issued in one state would be respected in them all.

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U.S. Concealed Carry Association (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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eugene russo

i am a conceled carry holder fla. fingers crossed that this law will pass so i can protect my self & family where ever i may be at the time. stay safe its nuts out their really.

Bersa Bob

With the shootings in Florida last week I think national reciprocity is not on the priority list for the rest of 2018.

Gordon Matthews

We need Constitutional Carry..I for one do not want a CCW as that is another means to find out just who has guns!!!!!!!!
Just sayin,
remain calm and return fire


The DemocRATs used the “NUCLEAR OPTION” to pass the bills which THEY wanted. It is time to use the Constitution and the MAJORITY votes of the “REPRESENTATIVES” which ARE – PHYSICALLY PRESENT at the time of voting. If need be, do what the DemocRATic communist party did and USE the NUCLEAR OPTION.


Fake news cbs 60 minutes!!!! 60 minutes did not not report how a person passes their requirements to obtain a permit. States have different qualifications. They did not interview the concealed carriers and how they and we train. How about interviewing firearms instructors? Poor job cbs, fake news!!!! There were a few incorrectly reported items. I will post that later. Poor job cbs!!!


Good luck with that. The Hearing Protection Act and National Reciprocity were both killed in the FL school. The timing of this event was perfect.

Vom Brunhaus

I agree with you NO PRO GUN Legislation will be passed


Oh yeah was dead no pun intended before the school shooting the senate did not have even enough republicans to vote for it and so instead of being outed by pro gun groups like GOA and NRA they decided not to vote at all the USCCA is a politically connected group they already know this 110 percent. If the are going to pass antigun bills which is inevitable we should have gotten something out of it but we get nothing.

Mike Stanton

So with the current Dem push for a gun ban….where does this stand? I cant imagine the Dems will break ranks to help this through. Cnat we use the nuclear option and get it through the senate with the 51 vote majority?