Hyde-Smith Cosponsors National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

Cindy Hyde-Smith
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – -(Ammoland.com)- U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today cosponsored legislation to allow law-abiding citizens with concealed carry privileges to take firearms across state lines.

Hyde-Smith has added her support to the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (S.446), which would allow qualified individuals to carry a concealed handgun into another state in accordance with that state’s laws.

Concealed carry permits are not transferrable between states under current law.

“For law-abiding gun owners with concealed carry permits, this legislation would affirm their ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights in other states with right-to-carry laws,” Hyde-Smith said.

“This is sensible legislation that recognizes states’ authority to issue firearms licenses and permits, while supporting the rights of gun owners.”

S.446 was introduced last year by Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), with Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and former Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) as original cosponsors. The measure was among a series of bills included for consideration during at Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on March 14.

In addition to Hyde-Smith and Wicker, additional cosponsors of the Cornyn bill include: John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; John Boozman, R-Ark.; Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.; Bill Cassidy, R-La.; Mike Crapo, R-Idaho; Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Steve Daines; R-Mont.; Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.; Joni Ernst, R-Iowa; Deb Fischer, R-Neb.; Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa; Orrin Hatch; R-Utah; Dean Heller, R-Nev.; John Hoeven R-N.D.; Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.; Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.; Ron Johnson, R-Wis.; John Kennedy, R-La.; James Lankford, R-Okla.; John McCain, R-Ariz.; Jerry Moran, R-Kan.; Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; David Perdue, R-Ga.; Rob Portman, R-Ohio; James Risch, R-Idaho; Pat Roberts, R-Kan.; Mike Rounds, R-S.D.; Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Richard Shelby, R-Ala.; Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska; John Thune, R-S.D.; Thom Tillis, R-N.C.; and Todd Young, R-Ind.

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angry painter

Living in an unconstitutional state NEW GERMANY (n.j.) we now have an out of stater from Mass.as our gov. fucking up
the last state in the nation to live in where no CCW is issued.The asshole DUMB-O-RATS voted in a NAZI to erase our
rights and the NRA has not helped in decades.There rating system is bullshit, proven by Florida’s latest GOP votes .Please boycott this shithole states tourism and business and send a message to the liberal labia that socialism doe,s
not work and you can,t cherry pick the rights you like or dislike !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Take away firearms from law abiding citizens? But the criminals will still have their guns. Obviously the Democrats are pro-criminal!

John Dow

Instead of this weak bill, how about just busting HR 38 out of committee and pass it!?

Juan Lago

To late. McTurtle wouln’t bring it to the floor for a vote.


I am sorry to say that neither of the so called “conservative” Senators of my home State of Kentucky have seen their way to co-sponsor this bill. I can’t see any other Amendments in the Bill of Rights that is trampled on by States and the Federal Government as much as the Second!

Danny Koch

make it happen


This is why the democrats are morons.. They say they want background checks to stop the wrong people from getting guns. Well if more people had carry permits that would equal more people that went thru a background check. It would also make it easier to conduct a private sale because in 99% of cases if you have a carry permit you are not a criminal and would pass a background check. The fact that the dems are against this shows they care nothing about solving the problem and just want more gun control.

Sean James

As long as Mitch McConnel is is in charge of the Senate this will go NOWHERE. Come on Kentucky, vote this jack ass out in November already!!! Mcconnel and Paul Ryan (soeaker of the house) of WI are pure RINO’s, and traitors to the Republican party! This bill will go nowhere.


I really don’t understand what what the left is worried about with a NCCRA , the bad guys don’t have CCP and they carry across any state line they want , they need to wake up, it could only help having law abiding citizens carry in all states.


Logic doesnt work with them friend. Its about fear


Anything that makes life harder for law-abiding gun owners makes the left do a jig. Those war-mongering, Bible-thumping, death-dealing conservatives who want guns to be everywhere. (Yeah, maybe because the choice is to either have a means to defend your interests or serve and die at the whim of those who would rule over you.) Meanwhile, making life harder for gun criminals makes their hearts bleed. Those poor, downtrodden underdogs, punished for simply trying to survive. The world is upside down.

Missouri Born

I don’t have any hope that the leader of the senate will allow this bill to be brought to the floor for debate and vote.

David Telliho

you stated earlier that churches are tax free. i submit every adult member is subject to taxes. my church says no concealed carry, but i know some do anyway. can a pastor say that God doesn`t want guns in his church ? Many of to-days pastors don`t even know what God does say in His Bible about self defense.


Check out “The Case for Biblical Self-Defense” by Jonathan Petersen. Then give your Pastor a copy of it. The 5th Commandment says (in most translations) “You shall not kill.” Actually, the Hebrew translation is “You shall not take innocent blood. Or commit murder.”
IMHO Any pastor that will not allow his flock to have a means of defending itself it not practicing “Love your neighbor.”


This is another example of fallacious Republican feel-good thInking. We don’t need “Reciprocity.” We need a bill of RECOGNITION. Reciprocity means a mutual exchange of privileges as is done with a driver’s license. If a sister State does not have a right-to-carry law there can be no reciprocity. What we need is to force these unconstitutional States to recognize our Constitutional Rights when we are in them. More critical, though, the Second Amendment is not a privilege. It is a Right. This law is even unnecessary. Our protection is already in the Constitution; Article IV: Sections 1, 2, and 4… Read more »

Douglas Kuykendall

This was put up for last year An went no where.Primaries coming,time to vote out the jack asses an all the rino’s in there.This should have already been passed.Obamacare should have been repealed.It was voted out seven times when Obama was in there,now you have a president that will sign it an the assholes can’t even get the votes.Vote their asses out so you don’t have to hear their bullshit no more


In Maryland, it is nigh onto IMPOSSIBLE for a LEGAL LAW ABIDING American CITIZEN to obtain a CCW. Oh! Maryland is a “may issue” state. The DemocRATic communist/muslem party is in control of Maryland’s government.

Ansel Hazen

This legislation is LONG OVERDUE. Harder for me to get my concealed permit than my drivers license which is good in all 50 states.