Sunday, October 4, 2015

National CCW

Well not exactly, but H.R. 986 does require all states that issue permits to recognize a permit from any other state:
Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2015

Amends the federal criminal code to authorize a person who is not prohibited from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm under federal law, and who is carrying a valid, government-issued identification document containing that person's photograph and a valid permit issued by any state to carry a concealed firearm, to possess or carry a concealed handgun (other than a machine gun or destructive device) in any other state that permits residents to carry a concealed firearm, in accordance with the restrictions of that state. Makes presentation of facially valid documents prima facie evidence that the individual has a license or permit as required.
It certainly won't get you anywhere in New Jersey, and if your state doesn't require a FOID card then your permit probably won't be recognized in Illinois. Still, it's a start. Sponsored by Rep. Hudson of N.C. it has attracted some 181 co-sponsors so far including Scott Tipton of CO so good for him.

The session is coming to an end so I don't expect much action on this but what the heck, you needed an excuse to write your rep anyway right? 40 more co-sponsors and it should have enough support to get it out of committee.

And don't forget to include the final paragraph (line) demanding that the ATF be abolished. Apparently enough people are doing this that several congressmen have commented on the proposition, mostly favorably.

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