The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, by Sen John Cornyn, would require all States to recognize all other Sates carry permits. This is a great bill for the supporters of the Second Amendment. Right now it all depends on what States have agreements with each other.
As Written By Stephen Gutowski for the Free Beacon:
Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) on Monday introduced legislation that would require states to recognize gun-carry permits from other states.
The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 aims to make concealed carry permits more like driver’s licenses, proponents argue. Instead of a patchwork of reciprocity deals from state to state, Cornyn’s bill would make most state-issued permits universally accepted.
“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,” Cornyn said in a statement. “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.”
Currently, each state and jurisdiction decides which states’ concealed carry permits it will honor. Often this takes place on a rolling basis and changes from year to year and administration to administration. Some states, like Virginia, honor permits from every state. Other jurisdictions, like Washington, D.C., don’t honor permits from anywhere else.
Gun rights activists have decried the current system as confusing and hazardous for law-abiding gun owners. “The current patchwork of state and local gun laws is confusing and can cause the most conscientious and law-abiding gun owner to run afoul of the law when they are traveling or….
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