US Senator Introduces Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (S. 446. This bill seeks to end the complicated regulations that exist between states. It would compel states to recognize concealed carry permits issued from other states – much in the same way a driver’s license is recognized.

“This bill strengthens both the constitutional right of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and the power of states to implement laws best-suited for the folks who live there,” Sen. Cornyn said.

“This legislation is an important affirmation of our Second Amendment rights and has been a top priority of law-abiding gun owners in Texas for a long time.”

The National Shooting Sports Foundation reported in a press release this statement:

“This legislation provides an answer to the confusing patchwork of concealed carry permits, particularly with regard to states where laws make unwitting criminals out of legal permit holders for a simple mistake of a wrong traffic turn,” said Lawrence Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel. “It safeguards a state’s right to determine their own laws while protecting the Second Amendment rights of all Americans. We thank Senator Cornyn for his leadership on behalf of America’s hunters and recreational shooters.”

This bill is a companion to the House of Representatives bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.). , H.R. 38 , that currently has 159 co-sponsors.

For the complete Press release from the NSSF CLICK HERE