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  • Nevada lawmakers hear testimony on concealed weapon law changes

    CARSON CITY — State lawmakers took up the first of three 2nd Amendment bills Wednesday, with the Assembly Judiciary Committee hearing testimony on a bill that would require Nevada to recognize concealed carry weapon permits issued to individuals from all other states. Assembly Bill 139, sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, R-Gardnerville, would establish the universal reciprocity requirement. Permit-holders from other states would have to follow Nevada’s concealed carry rules, and Nevadans would still be required to obtain a Nevada concealed carry permit. The committee took no immediate action on the bill. Nevada now has reciprocity with only 14 other states...
  • OH: Gun Reform Bill goes to Governor Kasich (R)

    12/13/2014 3:02:56 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    H.B. 234  is an 18 page reform of Ohio's firearms laws, though most of the 18 pages are existing law.  The reforms are simple commonsense reforms of provisions of state law that were unduly restrictive and made no sense.  This was reflected by the large vote margins for passage of the bill; 24-6 in the Senate, 69-16 in the House.  The bill now goes to Governor Kasich, who has not indicated if he will sign it or not.   Disarmists are already lobbying the Governor in an attempt to have him veto the bill.  Governor Kasich has 10 days from...
  • P320 Enty: Federal Reciprocity Now!

    06/23/2014 8:02:16 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 9 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | June 22,2014 | Dan Zimmerman
    My four small children and I were headed to my parents’ house in Illinois when my daughter uttered those five words every parent on a road trip hates to hear, “I have to go POTTY!” When we returned to the van I noticed that the man had opened the side door of his van that was nearest mine and was standing in front of it. In order to put my baby in his car seat I would have to turn my back on the man standing 2 feet from me in the creepy van. Had I been in my home...
  • Jackson: Gun owner unarmed, unwelcome in Maryland

    01/14/2014 5:49:44 PM PST · by servo1969 · 104 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | 1-14-2014 | Tom Jackson
    John Filippidis, silver-haired family man, business owner, employer and taxpayer, is also licensed to carry a concealed firearm. He’d rather he didn’t feel the need, “but things aren’t like they used to be. The break-ins, the burglaries, all the crime. And I carry cash a lot of the time. I’m constantly going to the bank. “I wanted to be able to defend my family, my household and the ground I’m standing on. But I’m not looking for any trouble.” Filippidis keeps his gun — a palm-sized Kel-Tec .38 semiautomatic, barely larger than a smartphone in a protective case — in...
  • State Police Circumventing Act 1089? (Updated) (Refuse to accept Concealed Weapon Licenses)

    09/29/2013 7:47:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 25 September, 2013 | Chris Matthews
    UPDATE:  Arkansas Senator Jason Rapert has advised Arkansas Carry that ASP Director Col. Stan Witt has issued a correction letter to Idaho.   Here is a copy of the letter: It was brought to our attention that the Arkansas State Police is side-stepping Act 1089 by Sen. Jason Rapert.  This bill basically obligated Arkansas to recognize all concealed handgun permits in the country.  The Arkansas State Police claim that a state that issues a "weapons" license is not the same as a "concealed handgun" license and therefore will not recognize any state that has "weapon" instead of "handgun" on their...
  • Congress can require Carry Reciprocity under the "Full Faith and Credit Clause" of the Constitution

    09/25/2013 6:57:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Alabama recently recognized firearm carry permits from all other states.  This is a continuing trend among states, where it is common for states to recognize each others permits. The situation is reminiscent of the early days of drivers licenses, where research was required to determine what states recognized drivers licenses issued by other states. There are enough votes in the Congress to pass national reciprocity, to insure that people who are allowed to carry guns in one state will be able to exercise their rights in all U.S. territories. National reciprocity has not come to a vote, because the...
  • DE prosecutors drop concealed weapon charge against Middletown engineer

    07/09/2013 11:20:09 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 12 replies
    The News Journal (Delaware) | July 9, 2013 | Cris Barrish
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  • Washington Post admits: Stopping Criminals not Goal of Gun Bill

    04/12/2013 6:37:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 April, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    >An interesting admission in the Washington Post:Moments after clearing the first procedural hurdle, Democrats and gun control groups began readying themselves for a potentially more difficult fight: Weeks of Senate debate defending their carefully crafted legislation against possible amendments — particularly a plan to allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons from one state to another — that would kill the bill’s underlying goal. If the underlying goal of the "universal background check" bill is not to "keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentaly ill", both of which are prevented from obtaining concealed carry permits, one...
  • Kansas Gov Brownback Signs HB 21 Recognizing All States’ Concealed Carry!

    04/08/2013 9:10:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies ^ | 4-8-2013 | Tami Jackson
    Friday afternoon Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed 11 bills into law, including SB 21 which amends several firearms-related statutes including authorizing official recognition of any valid concealed carry permit from another state for individuals traveling through or visiting Kansas. Thanks to Gov Brownback, Kansas now has the best Concealed Carry reciprocity in the nation!
  • Concealed-weapons permits catch on in Colo. county

    05/28/2012 6:48:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 27 May, 2012 | Jeff Glor
    (CBS News) The U.S. Senate has yet to act on a so-called "concealed carry reciprocity" bill, which would let people with permits to carry a concealed weapon in their home state carry that weapon into virtually any other state. A similar bill has passed the House. Almost every state now allows the carrying of concealed weapons under certain conditions. Colorado, for example, has issued nearly 130,000 concealed handgun permits since 2003. Robert Paulson is getting his permit to carry a concealed gun and says other seniors should do the same. "Yeah, why not?" he asked. Aimee Galvin is thinking about...
  • MILLER: Drive across America, armed

    05/26/2012 5:03:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 25 May, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Americans choose to take to the roads for va- cations and to visit friends and family on Memorial Day. Often, they’ll bring their firearms with them for sport or personal protection, and it’s perfectly legal under federal law. This gets under the skin of a handful of anti-gun jurisdictions that have grown so out of control that they’ll jail an active-duty Afghanistan veteran who’s following the letter of the law. A growing, bipartisan movement in Congress is looking to stop the harassment. Rep. H. Morgan Griffith, Virginia Republican, has sponsored legislation that would amend current law to make it clear...
  • Cross-State Gun Carry Bill Under Fire

    05/05/2012 7:44:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 3 May, 2012 | dabneybailey
    A bill that would allow citizens to carry concealed handguns over state lines is catching harsh criticism from opponents in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting. The bill is the brainchild of Senators David Witter and John Thune, Republicans of Louisiana and South Dakota, respectively. They call it the "Respecting States' Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act," and what the bill does is pretty much all right there in the name. Basically, if you're allowed to carry a concealed gun in your home state, then that alone should be enough to let you carry a weapon in just about...
  • A Hit To Carry Reciprocity In The Southwest (NM)

    05/02/2012 6:57:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 1 May, 2012 | John Richardson
    The State of New Mexico has stopped honoring carry permits from 13 other states in the last two weeks according to a report on I don't see much good that will come of this especially for the residents of the Land of Enchantment. Notice: New Mexico has stopped honoring 13 other states Permit/Licenses in the last Couple weeks. Many of those states will stop honoring a New Mexico Permit/License. If you are a New Mexico Permit holder advises you to call ahead to make sure your New Mexico Permit is honored. Below is the list of states that...
  • MILLER: Have gun, will travel

    04/12/2012 11:44:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 11 April, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Law-abiding gun owners can run into serious trouble when on the move. Venturing into firearm-unfriendly states creates confusion about what individuals need to do to abide by a confusing maze of regulations. Congress should act to prevent honest citizens from winding up behind bars because police are misinformed. Rep. Morgan Griffith introduced legislation in late March to strengthen national gun-transport laws. “The most important clarification in this bill is that when you are traveling, as long as your weapon is in a locked container and unloaded, you shouldn’t have to worry about being arrested,” the Virginia Republican told The Washington...
  • Gun Owners Seek End to State Barriers to Concealed Weapons

    04/11/2012 8:25:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 10 February, 2012 | Ryan Jerome
    Ryan Jerome took his .45-caliber Ruger with him to Manhattan last September and thought he understood the city's weapons laws when he carried his loaded handgun on a side trip to the Empire State Building. But Jerome, who is from Indiana, soon found himself in a legal tangle that he said illustrates the confusing array of gun laws in the U.S. and the need for uniformity. "How can the city of New York override your rights under the Second Amendment of the Constitution?" said Jerome, 29, who pleaded guilty last month to a misdemeanor weapons possession charge as part of...
  • Representative Terry Johnson introduces HB495 (Reciprocity & Concealed Carry Modernization)(OH)

    03/28/2012 7:45:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 27 March, 2012 | Jim Irvine
    Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) has introduced HB495, a bill designed to reform Ohio concealed carry law to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and continue a trend toward making Ohio law similar to other states. Currently, the gun laws in the Ohio Revised Code contain a number of ambiguities, and a number of "poison pill" provisions that have created confusion for law-abiding Ohioans, law enforcement agencies and the courts. Nine years ago, Governor Robert Taft refused to sign Ohio's concealed carry legislation unless it contained language to address so-called "safety concerns" of anti-gun activists. None of these provisions have...
  • Out-of-state concealed carry permits approved

    03/21/2012 2:25:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 21 March, 2012 | Bob Hague
    A legislative committee has signed off on a rule which allows concealed carry permit holders from other states to carry concealed in Wisconsin, even though those states may have looser training requirements. Brian O’Keefe with the state Department of Justice told lawmakers on Tuesday that the agency has been able to keep up with demand for concealed carry permits. “We’re meeting all our statutory requirements,” O’Keefe told members of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. “Right now, on average, it’s probably about ten days we can turn them (permit requests) around.” About 100,000 applications have been received. The JCAR approved...
  • Two Reciprocity Bills: A Strong Bill versus a Compromise (CCW)

    03/14/2012 7:02:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    GOA ^ | 13 March, 2012 | GOA
    Great news! Pro-gun Senate champions John Thune (R-SD) and David Vitter (R-LA) have decided to stand their ground on their concealed carry reciprocity legislation, despite pressure from gun rights compromisers to weaken the bill. Specifically, Senators Thune and Vitter are sticking with their version of the bill, which recognizes the right to carry concealed by residents of “Vermont-style” and “Constitutional Carry” states.ThuneVitter Such states do not require residents to obtain the government’s permission before carrying a firearm for self-protection. There are currently 17 states that have either enacted legislation in the past or have introduced “Constitutional Carry” laws in their...
  • New Minn. Bill Expands Rights of Self-Defense

    02/27/2012 5:36:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | 26 February, 2012 | Jay Kolls
    A new Minnesota Senate bill would give you more power to use self-defense outside your home. Right now, Minnesota law allows you to protect yourself in your home if you are threatened or believe you are in imminent danger. The law also allows for the use of deadly force. But, under that same law, if you are in public and threatened, you are technically supposed to try and leave the scene or diffuse the situation if possible. If you cannot "retreat" from the threat, you then can use deadly force in self-defense. This new Senate bill, which passed 40-23, not...
  • Minnesota Legislature News: Bill expanding self-defense rights passes in Senate

    02/25/2012 6:42:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | 24 February, 2012 | Danielle Nordine
    ST. PAUL – A bill that would expand Minnesotans’ self-defense rights was approved 40-23 Thursday night by the state Senate. The Personal Protection Act – known by many opponents as the “shoot first” bill – extends the right to use deadly force for personal protection outside the home to any place where an individual lawfully can be, sponsor Sen. Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas, said. “This bill isn’t just about guns,” it is about allowing any use of deadly force if necessary to guard against imminent danger, Hoffman said. The bill, approved by the House last year, also would require Minnesota to...
  • Fish in a Barrel: Fisking the Philly Inquirer(PA)

    12/02/2011 6:41:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 1 December, 2011 | Bruce W. Krafft
    The Philadelphia Inquirer has their knickers in a serious twist over H.R. 822, the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011,” stating, “The threat of gun violence to Philadelphia-area residents from the so-called Florida loophole could go national – unless U.S. senators such as Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Casey, and many others, do the right thing.” Florida loophole? What is this Florida loophole to which they are referring and how does it increase the threat of gun violence? As is so often the case, when the antis start throwing around the ‘loophole’ term, it doesn’t mean evading the law but rather following...
  • Just what is this ‘right to bear arms’ and what does it cover?

    11/30/2011 3:58:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 November, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Washington State’s own Tri-City Herald today published an editorial that speaks about the Second Amendment and how many liberals cling to the notion that it is the illegitimate son in the Bill of Rights; interesting timing since other newspapers today also are discussing recent legislation, H.R. 822, adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives to assure right-to-carry licenses and permits are honored across the country when armed citizens travel. This column discussed that legislation. The Philadelphia Inquirer is aghast at the legislation, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette does not seem terribly happy with it, either. But out west in the Tri-Cities,...
  • Have firearm, can travel

    11/25/2011 5:36:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    The Economist ^ | 26 November, 2011 | NA
    ONE question that worries many visitors to, a website devoted to the delights and pitfalls of life with a hidden gun, is whether their “concealed-carry” permits will be valid outside the state in which they are issued. Can they take their guns on holiday with them? Can they pack them in their checked bags for a flight? What if their plane is diverted to a spot like New York, which makes it exceedingly difficult to carry a gun? And if they cannot bring their guns with them, how will they defend themselves and their loved ones when threatened? Gun-rights...
  • National Right To Carry Reciprocity And The Senate

    11/24/2011 7:24:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies · 1+ views
    onlygunsandmoney ^ | 23 November, 2011 | John Richardson
    Now that HR 822 has passed the House of Representatives in overwhelming fashion, it moves to the Senate. Unless I am greatly mistaken, there is significant pressure on senators from both sides of the debate. The Brady Campaign is ramping up the pressure with an auto-mailer campaign asking senators to vote no. Nonetheless, even they admit they don't have the votes to stop it. I sent an email today to Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) about the bill. While I have no worries that Sen. Richard Burr will be a solid backer of the bill, Hagan can be wishy-washy despite her...
  • Kissell praised for stand on gun ownership(NC)

    11/23/2011 6:02:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 23 November, 2011 | Dawn M. Kurry
    The National Rifle Association has commended U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell for his “leadership” on a gun owner rights issue. Last week, a bill co-sponsored by Kissell that protects gun owner rights nationwide was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 822, the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011,” will allow people with a valid, state-issued concealed firearm permit to carry a concealed firearm in other states which issue concealed carry permits. The measure passed the House by a vote of 272 to 154. Chris Schuler, communications director for Kissell, said, “As with any legislation these days, there are always...
  • Safer Streets 2012: Candidates, don’t hold back.

    11/23/2011 5:53:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 22 November, 2011 | John Longenecker
    Now that H.R. 822 seems to be on the move, a lot of optimism about a climate change in Washington is coming alive. Our idea of climate change is, of course, how warm things are for the second amendment. I don’t care for gun laws that ‘permit’ second amendment freedoms; I much prefer the repeal of all gun laws as an affirmation of who is the Sovereign in this country. All gun laws are a challenge to our authority as supreme, and when we stand for it, we confirm that paradigm that we are not the Sovereign and the servants...
  • Op-Ed: What's Wrong With Making It Easier to Carry a Gun Across State Lines?

    11/23/2011 5:28:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 15 November, 2011 | John Lott
    Congress is expected to vote Tuesday on whether concealed carry gun licenses should be treated the same way we treat driver's licenses for cars. With 245 co-sponsors in the House, the only question is whether there are the 290 votes necessary to override President Obama's veto. For decades, treating licenses for guns like those for cars was something that gun control advocates wanted. In his 2000 presidential campaign, Al Gore promised: "We require a license to drive a car in this nation in order to keep unsafe drivers off the road. As president, I will fight for a national requirement...
  • Poll: Carrying Concealed Weapons

    11/22/2011 6:22:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 21 November, 2011 | Staff
    The House passed a bill that would require states to honor permits issued by other states that allow people to carry concealed weapons. One of the leading opponents of the bill is Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-Garden City, whose husband, Dennis, was one of six people shot to death on a Long Island Rail Road train on Dec.7, 1993. Do you think we should allow more people to carry concealed weapons? Are you influenced by the C.W. Post professor who accidentally shot himself on campus last week? Should New York Have to Accept Other States' Concealed-Weapons Permits? (Voting has been closed...
  • Concealed carry bill gains momentum

    11/20/2011 2:12:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 18 November, 2011 | Clarissa Kell-Holland
    Truck drivers are closely monitoring a bill aimed at unifying states’ concealed carry laws. The bill, HR822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011, passed the House by a vote of 272-154 on Wednesday, Nov. 16. U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-FL, introduced the bill, which currently has 245 cosponsors and has been referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has been supportive of efforts like HR822, which would require states that “currently permit people to carry concealed firearms to recognize other states’ valid concealed carry permits.” “This bill will go a long ways toward...
  • It Is A Shame When Sad Pandas Have To Lie (gun control)

    11/18/2011 5:01:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 17 November, 2011 | John Richardson
    As might be expected, the Brady Campaign released a statement yesterday condemning the passage by the House of HR 822 - the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. The statement is replete with plays to emotion, the parsing of language to create the wrong impression, and at least one outright lie. Let's look at the first part of the statement. Washington, D.C. – Just hours after Gabby Giffords spoke publicly for the first time and shared her painful but remarkable story of recovery from being shot in the head, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would force...
  • Rules panel rejects Johnson's workaround on concealed carry(IL)

    11/16/2011 5:20:04 AM PST · by marktwain ^ | 15 November, 2011 | Tom Kacich
    A proposal to circumvent Illinois’ ban on carrying concealed weapons failed in the rules committee of the U.S. House Monday night. U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, and four other Illinois Republicans offered an amendment to the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act that is scheduled to be voted on by the full House on Tuesday. The amendment would supersede Illinois’ ban on carrying concealed weapons by allowing Illinoisans to obtain a concealed-carry permit in another state — provided that state’s background checks and safety-training requirements are met — and use the permit in Illinois. But the rules committee rejected the...
  • Rep. McCarthy Proposing Amendments to Stop H.R. 822, National Concealed Handgun Bill(barf alert)

    11/15/2011 3:46:21 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 14 November, 2011 | Carolyn McCarthy
    WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY4), one of Congress’s most vocal advocates for reducing gun violence, is proposing two amendments in an effort to stop H.R. 822, the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act. The bill, which would force states to recognize the concealed handgun permits issued by other states even if their safety standards are much lower, is expected to receive a full House floor vote on Wednesday. Rep. McCarthy is proposing two amendments to the House Majority: (No. 1) an amendment that would allow states to opt in to the reciprocity agreements mandated by H.R. 822 and...
  • False alarms over nat’l CCW legislation only help anti-gunners

    11/15/2011 7:26:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 November, 2011 | Dave Workman
    This week, perhaps as early as Tuesday, the House of Representatives will vote on HR 822, the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011, and hysteria about this legislation is not merely coming from the usual gun prohibitionist corners. Incredible to some, perhaps, but one organization – the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) – is working just as hard as anti-gun Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy to derail the measure and get President Obama to promise a veto. Maybe harder. Why? An e-mail from NAGR says this: Once gun owners let the Obamacrats start mandating whether...
  • Gun Dean calls for Passage this week of H.R. 822

    11/14/2011 7:05:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 14 November, 2011 | John M. Snyder
    "The House of Representatives this week should pass H.R. 822, the proposed National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011," gun law expert John M. Snyder said here today. He is the Gun Dean, according to Human Events. "This bill, if enacted into law, would allow an individual with a permit to carry a concealed firearm issued by a state to carry in other states," he explained. "It's an idea whose time has come," Snyder added. "Studies show that where CCW legislation is enacted, rates of violent crime take a precipitous downturn. People with drivers' licenses issued by a state can drive...
  • Bad Federal Arguments to Limit Your Rights(gun control)

    11/03/2011 4:45:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | 23 October, 2011 | Rob Morse
    HB 822 is a bill in congress to establish a national law requiring reciprocity between states for those who carry concealed weapons. Basically it says that you can carry concealed in a state if you’re licensed, if the state’s citizens can carry, and you have to obey local laws. The bill also says that a visitor has the same rights to self defense as an unrestricted citizen. Let me explain this in familiar terms. You can drive in another state if the state allows its own citizens to drive. You have to be 16 years old to drive if...
  • Congress Moves Closer to Restoring a Key Second Amendment Freedom(NRA)

    10/24/2011 6:55:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies ^ | 23 October, 2011 | Chris Cox
    Thanks to the good work of millions of American gun owners and NRA members, Congress is moving closer to restoring one of our fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the Second Amendment. Ten days ago, the House Judiciary Committee considered amendments to the “National Right-to-Carry-Reciprocity Act” (H.R. 822), which would allow any person with a valid, state-issued concealed firearm permit to exercise the right to carry a firearm in any state that permits concealed carry. Some members of the Committee tried to weaken the bill with anti-gun amendments, and I’m happy to report that every one of them failed. The committee is...
  • U.S. House Committee Advances National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act

    10/20/2011 7:59:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 19 October, 2011 | cbaus
    [Last] week, the House Judiciary considered amendments to H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill, and defeated all anti-gun amendments offered in an effort to weaken or gut the legislation. The legislation is an important pro-gun reform that will provide for the recognition of carry permits in all states that issue permits. (For detailed information on the legislation, click here.) The bill, as originally written, was successfully amended at the outset of the markup with a substitute that added a number of important protections. Foremost, it amended the language so that visitors to states that have laws requiring licenses just...
  • National Right To Carry Reciprocity Act. HR 822

    10/14/2011 3:29:32 PM PDT · by GunPkrBkr · 6 replies
  • House Committee To Vote On Concealed Carry Weapon Reciprocity

    10/14/2011 11:00:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 October, 2011 | GOA
    Washington, DC --( The House Judiciary Committee will soon be voting on legislation that will guarantee the right of citizens to carry firearms out-of-state. And the vote could come as early as today or tomorrow! GOA has alerted you to H.R. 822 — introduced by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) – and explained the weaknesses in his bill. Many of you have taken action on our alerts and informed your Representative that there is a better approach. That approach has been championed by Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia, the author of H.R. 2900 — or the Secure Access to Firearms Enhancement...
  • Calvary Scout Jamie J. Kiklis & the Need for National Right‑to‑Carry Reciprocity

    10/08/2011 5:35:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 October, 2011 | Evan F. Nappen, Esq.
    Eatontown, NJ --( Calvary Scout Jamie J. Kiklis was assigned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Tal Afar, Iraq during June of 2005. Part of the mission was to take a terrorist stronghold. While engaging the enemy in the pursuit of the objective, Kiklis was hit twice from enemy rounds fired from a terrorist’s AK-47. One bullet struck him in the abdomen and the other struck him in the thigh. Kiklis then crawled into an uncleared room and proceeded to conduct did his own medical treatment and “pulled security” with his Beretta 92 9mm pistol. While bleeding and trying...
  • Concealed Carry Recognition Bill Introduced in House(H.R. 2900)

    09/27/2011 5:54:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Human Events ^ | 27 September, 2011 | John Velleco
    The Second Amendment truly is the “black sheep” of the Bill of Rights. Imagine traveling from your home to Massachusetts, and not being able to buy a newspaper or stay at a motel because you’re from out of state. The ACLU would be up in…well, maybe not “arms”…but they would sure take issue with the violation of your First Amendment rights. When it comes to the Second Amendment, though, your right to keep and bear arms is often checked at the state line. And it hardly raises an eyebrow among civil libertarians. Criminals obviously don’t care if they cross state...
  • National CCW debate reveals hypocrisy of gun control lobby

    09/16/2011 7:41:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner | 15 September, 2011 | Dave Workman
    With this week’s debate over federal concealed carry reciprocity legislation, the gun prohibitionist lobby – which sadly appears to include some law enforcement officials – has revealed (once again) that hypocrisy rather than bedrock is at its foundation. To wit: Suddenly gun control advocates have become states’ rights advocates. On Monday, a coalition of 600 mayors, along with police organizations, domestic violence groups, and prosecutors, announced a campaign to defend the states’ rights to decide who can carry concealed weapons. In less than five days more than 45,000 signed a petition against the bill.— Not that we disagree, but so...
  • BATTLEGROUND: Concealed carry debate heating up nationally, locally

    09/15/2011 5:04:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 September, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Days after a federal judge ruled in a New York case that Empire State residents do not have a constitutional right to carry concealed handguns in public, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee yesterday took up the debate over whether states should be required to recognize and honor valid concealed carry permits or licenses issued by other states. This would make Washington’s concealed pistol license valid across the nation, an advantage that no citizen from any state currently enjoys, and likewise, licenses and permits from other states would be honored in the Evergreen State, just like a driver’s license. Over the...
  • House Judiciary Committee Schedules Hearings On HR 822 (National CCW Reciprocity)

    09/10/2011 2:13:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    onlygunsandmoney ^ | 9 September, 2011 | John Richardson
    The House Judiciary Committee has finally scheduled hearings on HR 822 - the National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. 9/13/2011 Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security 10:00 a.m. in the 2141 Rayburn House Office Building Hearing on: H.R. 822, the "National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011" By Direction of the Chairman The bill introduced in February by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC) has 242 co-sponsors. The text of the bill and more info can be found here. The recent campaign by the NRA-ILA to get people to call their Congressman seems to have had an...
  • Don't Always Judge A Book By Its Cover (TN)

    05/07/2011 8:24:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    onlygunsandmoney ^ | 6 May, 2011 | John Richardson
    Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-9) represents the Memphis area in Congress. His Congressional district is majority African-American and is considered one of the safest Democratic seats in the country. A win in the Democratic primary is tantamount to winning the election. Cohen is also extremely liberal. According to the website,, his lifetime score is 95.84% which puts him ahead of such liberal icons as Nancy Pelosi and the Queen Bee of Gun Control, Carolyn McCarthy. It is hard to find anyone more liberal than Cohen and he tends to wear his politics on his sleeve. Indeed, Cohen caused a stir...
  • Other Gun Rights Measures Gaining Traction In Congress

    04/27/2011 5:17:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    onlygunsandmoney ^ | 26 April, 2011 | John Richardson
    Much attention has been placed on HR 822 – National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act – and rightfully so. It now has 171 co-sponsors and, hopefully, will have more after Congress gets back from its district “work” break. Besides this bill, there are a number of other gun rights measures starting to gain traction in Congress if measured by the number of co-sponsors. HR 58, the Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act, which was introduced by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) now has 93 co-sponsors including a number of Blue Dog Democrats. Under current law, you are allowed to purchase a long gun at...
  • Urge Your Representative To Cosponsor H.R. 822, The National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act Of...

    04/12/2011 5:28:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | April 08, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Urge Your Representative To Cosponsor H.R. 822, The National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act Of 2011   Friday, April 08, 2011   Congressmen Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) have introduced vital legislation that will enable millions of permit holders to exercise their right to self-defense while traveling outside their home states.There are now only two states that have no clear legal way for individuals to carry concealed firearms for self-defense.  Thirty-nine states have shall-issue permit systems that make it possible for any law-abiding person to obtain a permit, while...
  • House passes bill easing concealed handgun law (OR)

    03/22/2011 10:22:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    The Register Guard ^ | March 22, 2011 | Saul Hubbard
    Weapons permits held by residents of other states would be honored in Oregon if the Senate agrees SALEM — A bill that would let non-Oregonians who hold concealed handgun licenses from other states carry their hidden guns in Oregon garnered enough Democratic support Monday to pass in the House. Twelve House Democrats and all present House Republicans voted for House Bill 2792, which passed 40-17. Three representatives — two Republicans and a Democrat — were absent. The bill’s proponents argued that it would afford a convenience to law-abiding citizens traveling in Oregon and would not pose a significant safety threat,...
  • Law Will Allow Americans to Bring Concealed Handguns to Oregon

    03/22/2011 5:13:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 21 March, 2011 | NA
    (SALEM, Ore.) - Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHL) from other states would be recognized by Oregon officials under legislation adopted by the Oregon House of Representatives today. House Bill 2792 was adopted by the House on a vote of 40 to 17. The measure was drafted by State Representative Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer, Newberg, St. Paul) “Your Second Amendment Right should not stop at the state border,” said Thatcher. “CHL holders in other states have taken the steps necessary to get these licenses. This legislation will be especially beneficial to those who travel out of state.” "HB 2792 is an important bill...
  • National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill Introduced In U.S. House

    02/25/2011 7:45:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | February 25, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill Introduced In U.S. House   Friday, February 25, 2011   Last week, H.R. 822, was introduced in the U.S. House by Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.).  The measure would allow any person with a valid state-issued concealed carry permit to carry a concealed firearm in any state that issues concealed firearm permits, or that does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms. A state's laws governing where concealed firearms may be carried would apply within its borders. The bill also applies to Washington, D.C.,...