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Sunday, October 22, 2017

We have reached the point where we need fewer than five more votes for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act to pass!

With the return of Majority Whip Steve Scalise, the legislation now is four votes away from passage, maybe even fewer. While Scalise has not officially co-sponsored the bill, he introduced a nearly identical reciprocity bill a few years ago and has recently declared in interviews that his shooting has only strengthened his belief in the right to carry.

This is the moment we have been waiting for. With the passage of the budget this week, Congress now has a small window where they can pass legislation with just a simple majority in the House and Senate.

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The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is a pretty simple premise. Constitutional rights apply nationwide and because the right to bear arms for defense is a Constitutional right, it should as well. States should not be allowed to arbitrarily stop law-abiding Americans from carrying firearms in public for self-defense.

Right now, we live under a patchwork system of carry reciprocity laws. If you have a concealed carry permit, you aren't allowed to carry in every state. Each state is able to decide which states' permits they want to honor. Illinois and California, for example, arbitrarily block out-of-state permits.

This bill puts an end to that.

But the bill's author, Rep. Richard Hudson (NC) – went even further when he wrote this bill. Not only would it allow you to carry a gun nationwide – the way the Founders intended – but it would block states from disarming their own residents as well.

If you live in a state like New Jersey or California where the government refuses to honor your 2nd Amendment rights, you would be able to get a non-resident permit from another state like Utah or Florida and then use that to carry nationwide ... and in your homestate as well!

This one bill reverses more than a century of liberal anti-gun laws. It would put an end to state gun laws blocking 26% of all Americans from defending themselves. It would force all states to treat concealed carry permits the same way they treat driver's licenses: valid nationwide.

This is the biggest pro-gun bill ever to hit Congress and with Steve Scalise's return, we are now four votes away from victory. The Democrats and RINOs tried to sabotage this bill after the Las Vegas shooting.

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Wow...this is really gonna make Feinstein's and Pelosi's asses wanna chew tobacco. Lots of other folks too.

#1 | Posted by jestgettinalong at 2017-10-22 01:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

So much for State's Rights!

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-23 02:15 AM | Reply

States rights trump the constitution?

#3 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-23 12:13 PM | Reply

States Rights... are part of the Constitution!

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-23 12:18 PM | Reply

#4 Specifically, "the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

However, the 2nd Amendment guarantees all Americans the right to bear arms and prohibits infringement of that right, which makes it a federal issue "delegated to the United States by the Constitution".

#5 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-10-23 12:40 PM | Reply

Now take a step back. If this were to become law, it sets a precedent that could come back around and bite itself in the ass. By putting all gun control under federal authority and mandating reciprocity, an all Democrat administration could in turn not just overturn the rule, but use the precedent to remove any state's rights regarding gun control - effectively turning every state into California if they chose. Would it happen? Probably not. SCOTUS would likely overturn such a law as contrary to the 2nd, but both parties need be aware of unintended consequences.

#6 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-10-23 12:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

So is the second amendment. Ever read the 'states rights' clause? I think not.

#7 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-23 02:02 PM | Reply

"However, the 2nd Amendment guarantees all Americans the right to bear arms and prohibits infringement of that right"

Yeah.

The right to bear arms is not exactly the same thing as the right to bear concealed arms.

If it were, the concealed carry permit itself would be unconstitutional.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-23 02:22 PM | Reply

I can rent a car in any state based on my Maryland drivers license. How many people do cars kill every year?

#9 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-10-23 06:12 PM | Reply

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