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Constitutional Carry Among States: Reciprocity for All!

Constitutional Carry Among States: Reciprocity for All!

For law-abiding, knowledgeable, and very conscientious-licensed concealed carry firearm folks, it is a very big hassle now to travel from your home state to other states, determine the applicable concealed carry (cc) laws, their requirements, and carry your self-defense handgun across state lines in the United States. You have to wonder are we really "united"…

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Senators Thune and Vitter Introduce Reciprocity Bill with more than 25 Cosponsors

Senators Thune and Vitter Introduce Reciprocity Bill with more than 25 Cosponsors

Today, Senators John Thune (R-SD) and David Vitter (R-LA) introduced legislation to recognize national reciprocity for gun owners who can legally carry concealed firearms in the state where they reside. The Thune-Vitter bill, S. 2213, was introduced with a huge show of support. Twenty-nine Senators sponsored or cosponsored the bill, and this is, in large…

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“National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012” introduced in U.S. Senate

“National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012” introduced in U.S. Senate

Today, March 13, U.S. Senators Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) introduced S. 2188, the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012.”  The bill is the Senate companion to H. R. 822,which was approved by the U. S. House last November by a vote of 272-154. S. 2188, like H.R. 822, would allow any person with a valid state-issued…

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National Right-to-Carry Bill Under Attack

National Right-to-Carry Bill Under Attack

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security recently held a hearing on H.R. 822, the "National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011." This critically important bill, introduced earlier this year by Congressmen Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) and cosponsored by more than 240 of their colleagues, would enable millions…

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Hearing Scheduled for H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011

Hearing Scheduled for H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011

For months we have been reporting on a critically important bill:  H.R. 822—the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011.  This vital NRA-backed legislation, introduced earlier this year by Congressmen Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) will enable millions of permit holders to exercise their right to self-defense while traveling outside their home states. Thanks to much…

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Senator Thune Introducing Another National Reciprocity Bill.

Senator Thune Introducing Another National Reciprocity Bill

Sen. John R. Thune, R-S.D. says he will be introducing a new national concealed carry bill in just a few weeks. His 2009 National Reciprocity Bill S. 845 (see below) received 58 votes but that number is slightly deceiving. Some Democrats knowing he would not receive enough votes may have votes for him just to get a pro-gun…

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