A new bill has been proposed that would make a concealed carry license from any state valid in every state.
Personally I think this is a great proposal. Your driver’s license does not expire when you cross state lines, and neither does your marriage license, so why should your concealed carry be revoked?
Republican Rep. Richard Hudson (N.C.) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would require states to recognize each other’s gun carry permits.
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 would address the patchwork nature of the country’s gun carry laws. Currently, each state decides which other states’ gun carry permits it will recognize. Some states recognize all other states’ permits, other states recognize no other states’ permits, and many fall somewhere in between. Gun rights advocates have long decried the web of local laws as confusing and unfair–one in which a wrong turn or missed exit could end in an otherwise law abiding gun owner unintentionally committing a felony.
Richard Hudson stated, “Our Second Amendment right doesn’t disappear when we cross state lines, and this legislation guarantees that. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 is a common sense solution to a problem too many Americans face. It will provide law-abiding citizens the right to conceal carry and travel freely between states without worrying about conflicting state codes or onerous civil suits.”
He is right. It is foolish to deny a person their 2nd amendment rights simply for being in a different state than the one they live in, and had their concealed carry permit issued. As long as they citizen is law-abiding, and their permit is not expired, then I don’t see the problem.