We’ve all heard the comparison of having a national reciprocity for concealed carry permits to the same thing for driver’s licenses, but if the current bill passes and becomes law, it is not the same as with driver’s licenses.
Rob Pincus is a firearms trainer for over 20-years and although he supports national concealed carry laws, he warns of the dangers hidden in the current bill that just passed the House and is head to the Senate. He says the rush to pass it may do more harm than good and that more time to scrutinize and fix the bill should have taken place.
(First Coast News) – The House of Representatives bill HR 38 – better recognized as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act – passed House vote Wednesday, moving it a step closer to becoming law. The bill would allow gun owners licensed to carry a concealed firearm in their home state to do so even in other jurisdictions that prohibit it for their local residents. As with any gun-related topic, there’s no consensus.
“A lot of people in the Firearms Community don’t seem to realize that ‘National Reciprocity’ is a conversation to be had with its own potential set of Compromises,” said firearms trainer Rob Pincus.
Pincus works at the Ancient City Shooting Range in St. Augustine and has been a personal defense educator for more than 20 years. As he fires off rapid-fire rounds at the range’s firing line, it’s easy to imagine Pincus supports concealed carry reciprocity, and he does. He just doesn’t like the bill…
All lawmakers had to do is pass a bill that simple stated that every state will recognize the concealed carry permits issued by every other state, but they didn’t. They had to do their political tap dance routine and still set what could be unrealistic demands and requirements that will force many states to change their process of issuing concealed carry.