GOP Rep: Congress Must Pass National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

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(Breitbart) Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) told Breitbart News that it is time for Congress to listen to the overwhelming majority of Americans and pass national reciprocity for concealed carry.

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Hudson was being interviewed on December 4  for the upcoming episode of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, when he said, “We’re going to have national reciprocity legislation on the House Floor probably Wednesday of this week. …[The] 73 percent of Americans who want to see reciprocity are finally going to have their day on the House floor.”

Hudson’s reciprocity legislation, Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38), was introduced on January 3, 2017.

It treats concealed carry permits like driver’s licenses inasmuch as it makes a permit from one state valid in the other 49.

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The goal is to free the common man from the cumbersome and often confusing patchwork of concealed carry laws in place around the nation.

For example, a concealed carry permit holder in Kentucky driving to St. Louis for Christmas is not able to carry his firearm with him while in Illinois. In fact, he is not even permitted to have his gun in his vehicle, even though he has a concealed carry permit from Kentucky, and this is because Illinois only recognizes its own carry permit.

The NRA-ILA reports Illinois state law on gun possession: “It is unlawful to carry or possess any firearm in any vehicle or concealed on or about the person, except on one’s land or in one’s abode or fixed place of business, without a license…”

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