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  • National Carry Reciprocity has Political Benefits for Republicans

    12/09/2017 7:05:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 38, recently amended to be the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017“. The vote is expected to occur today, 6 December, 2017. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 38, recently amended to be the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017“. People who can legally carry concealed weapons have been found to be exceptionally law-abiding. Evidence exists that the carry of concealed weapons decreases the violent crime rate a small amount. At the worst, the evidence shows the crime rate is not increased.The leadership of the Democrats comes from states...
  • H.R. 38, Concealed Carry Reciprocity, Passes House, 231-198

    12/06/2017 3:28:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The United States House of Representatives has passed H.R. 38, the national concealed carry reciprocity act. The vote was 321 to 198 on Wednesday, 6 December. The fate of the bill now goes to the United States Senate. The official results will show up at congress.gov in a few hours. In the Senate, it is uncertain if enough Democrats will vote for the bill to overcome the 60 vote fillibuster barrier. Eight Democrat Senators are from states with either Shall Issue or Constitutional Carry law in their states. Six of the Democrat Senators  are from Shall Issue concealed carry...
  • House passes gun reciprocity, faces challenge in Senate from Dems and gun control advocates

    12/06/2017 2:33:57 PM PST · by Sopater · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/06/2017 | Joseph Weber
    House Republicans on Wednesday voted in favor of making concealed-carry permits valid across state lines, scoring a major victory for gun-rights supporters. But similar Senate legislation still faces an uncertain future, with top Democrats and other gun-control advocates rallying in opposition on Capitol Hill. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act passed 231-198 in the GOP-controlled House, with six Democrats voting in support. “For the millions of law-abiding citizens who lawfully carry concealed to protect themselves, for conservatives who want to strengthen our Second Amendment rights, and for the overwhelming majority of Americans who support concealed carry reciprocity, Christmas came early,” Rep....
  • Groups double down on national reciprocity debate as vote looms

    12/06/2017 9:13:49 AM PST · by Simon Green · 24 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 12/06/17 | Chris Eger
    With a bill to expand concealed carry protections across state lines set for a House floor vote on Wednesday, gun control advocates are opening their coffers in a bid to derail the measure. The proposal, H.R. 38, has a block of Republican support and is on the House calendar for this week, prompting those against it to launch an offensive. Both Everytown and Giffords have launched six-figure ad buys targeting members of Congress, in each case urging them to oppose concealed carry reciprocity. The groups have also taken to social media with the #StopCCR hashtag to publicize their efforts, offering...
  • House to Vote on National Gun-Carry Reciprocity, Background Check Fix Bill this Week

    12/04/2017 4:02:05 PM PST · by The Pack Knight · 44 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 4, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    The House of Representatives will vote on national gun-carry reciprocity and gun background check fix bills this week. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 and the Fix NICS Act will be combined and likely voted on Wednesday, a GOP aide told the Washington Free Beacon Monday. "It is my understanding they may be combined," the aide said. "Rules is meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. They have both. Floor vote should be Wednesday." The House Committee on Rules website shows the texts of the two bills combined as well as an amendment filed by Rep. Dina Titus (D., Nev.)...
  • Las Vegas Shooter Also Kills Two Pending Pro-gun Bills

    10/05/2017 3:15:38 PM PDT · by Sopater · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 October 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    When House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was asked on Tuesday about the status of the “suppressor” legislation (Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act), which had passed a House committee last month and was headed for a vote on the floor, Ryan was disingenuous: “That bill is not scheduled now. I don’t know when it’s going to be scheduled.” Ryan's response was disingenuous because, as speaker of the house, he is the one responsible for scheduling such votes. RINO Representative Chris Collins (a Republican from New York with a Freedom Index rating of just 53 out of 100), agreed: “I think...
  • Momentum: National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Now Has 212 House Co-Sponsors

    10/04/2017 9:32:10 PM PDT · by RC one · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    Legislation to fix the cumbersome patchwork of concealed carry laws in the U.S. has gained momentum with the addition of a 212th co-sponsor in the House of Representatives.The legislation–H.R. 38–was put forward by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) on January 3, 2017. Breitbart News reported that it will make the concealed carry permit of any one state valid in the other 49–just like a driver’s license–and will also allow residents of permitless carry states to carry in any state, provided they have government documentation proving their residency in a permitless carry state. On June 21, Breitbart News reported that 199 House...
  • White House Petition for National Concealed Carry Reciprocity H.R. 38

    08/02/2017 3:56:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- President Trump promised to protect the Second Amendment and to push for national reciprocity for concealed carry permits.The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) has created a petition urging President Donald Trump to push Congress to pass H.R. 38 and to send it to him for signature. H.R.38 creates national reciprocity for concealed carry. The bill amends the federal criminal code to allow qualified people to carry concealed handguns in any state if they are qualified to do so in their state of residence.  Here is the summation from congress.gov: This bill amends the federal criminal code to...
  • Concealed-Carry ‘Reciprocity’ vs. Federalism

    06/02/2017 8:08:43 AM PDT · by Mafe · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | June 1, 2017 | Robert Verbruggen
    I took a number of steps before I started carrying a gun. I got training, I read books and articles by self-defense experts, I learned the laws of my state, I started going to the range regularly, and I did “dry fire” exercises at home to keep my shooting skills up. I also got a concealed-carry permit, which in Virginia required almost none of the above preparation. All I had to do was get a form notarized and send it in — along with $50 and a copy of the hunter’s-safety card I earned in Wisconsin when I was 13...
  • SC: Reform of Carry Reciprocity on the Move in South Carolina

    05/07/2017 7:12:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The South Carolina House of Representatives has passed a bill to reform the State's restrictive reciprocity law. The vote occurred on 4 May, 2017.  Currently, South Carolina only recognizes carry permits from 19 states, and "enhanced" permits from four more. This bill would recognize permits from up to 16 more states would be recognized by South Carolina. It seems likely that the regular permits from the four states whose enhanced permits will be recognized, if the permit holders are 21 years old or older. From postandcourier.com: COLUMBIA — House members voted Wednesday to recognize the concealed weapons permits of...
  • Bloomberg hatches scheme to stop national concealed carry (Doomberg is at it again)

    04/11/2017 2:22:17 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 12 replies
    The Sovereignty Project ^ | 4/11/2017 | Katie
    Anti-gun liberals haven’t let their big loss in 2016 get them down. On the contrary — they’re redoubling their efforts. In a press release Monday, Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Everytown for Gun Safety announced a $25 million effort to thwart national concealed carry reciprocity:
  • LGTB group launches campaign against national reciprocity

    03/19/2017 5:01:51 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 77 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 17 Mar 17 | Christen Smith
    Gays Against Guns, an LGTB gun violence prevention group, launched its first ad campaign Thursday against the concealed carry reciprocity proposals pending in Congress. The latest demonstration from the group, founded in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting last year, features 20 advertisements shot in cities across the country depicting a protester holding a sign that reads “Not in my city” or “Not in my office,” among other randomly chosen locations. A second protester stands in the background, covered in a white veil, representing a victim of gun violence, the group says. H.R. 38 and S. 446 would bring...
  • National Reciprocity Bill in Senate: What are the Prospects?

    03/10/2017 4:53:02 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    ammoland ^ | 2 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On Saturday, 25 February, 2017, Senator John Cornyn (R) Texas announced that he will introduce the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act in the Senate this week.  From the dailycaller.com: Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn announced Saturday at the general meeting of the Texas State Rifle Association in Austin that he will introduce the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act in the upper chamber next week. The bill is said to mirror H.R. 38, in the House of Representatives.A similar national reciprocity bill was put forward by Senator Cornyn in 2013. It came within 3 votes of overcoming the Senate fillibuster. ...
  • US Marine (retired): Ban on travellers From Iraq

    02/05/2017 6:15:30 PM PST · by Candor7 · 12 replies
    Milo Video ^ | 1 Feb 2017 | Steven Gern
    Click " Not Now" and listen to this contractor's video about the Iraq situation for US citizens, who are resident in Iraq.
  • GOP Rep Introduces National Concealed Carry Reciprocity On Day One of New Congress

    01/04/2017 7:24:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 3, 2017 | Awr Hawkins
    On January 3–the first day of the 115th Congress–Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC-8) introduced national concealed carry reciprocity legislation. Hudson's office published this summary of the legislation: Rep. Hudson's bill, which is supported by major pro-Second Amendment groups, would allow people with a state-issued concealed carry license or permit to conceal a handgun in any other state that allows concealed carry, as long as the permit holder follows the laws of that state. It also allows residents of Constitutional carry states the ability to carry in other states that recognize their own resident's right to concealed carry. Note: Hudson's legislation not...
  • LA Times: Concealed carry reciprocity ‘absurd and dangerous’

    12/06/2016 4:08:00 PM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    guns.com ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 | Brian Seay
    The Los Angeles Times editorial board says the Donald Trump backed, NRA push for nationwide concealed carry reciprocity is bad for public safety, calling it “absurd and dangerous” in a piece published Saturday. Lawmakers have four bills drafted that would make concealed carry reciprocity a federal law allowing gun owners licensed to carry in one state, to be able to carry in any other state. The Times calls it an effort to “dismantle state and local gun-control laws,” driving nationwide concealed carry laws “to the lowest common denominator” by allowing people to get carry permits in states with less...
  • WV: Second Amendment Supporting AG Gains Maximum Reciprocity

    10/20/2016 6:08:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from agol.wv.gov West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has done a remarkable job of expanding reciprocity with other states for West Virginia's concealed carry permits. The West Virgina Citizen's Defense League has noted his efforts.  From wvrecord.com: Keith Morgan, president of the West Virginia Citizens Defense League, said his group was optimistic the new provisional licenses would be recognized in three to six states, initially believing any expansion beyond that would take years. “The relentless tenacity with which Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office attacked this issue, resulting in recognition from 16 states, is quite frankly, astonishing,” Morgan said in...
  • New Jersey Governor Christie upends old income tax deal with Pennsylvania

    09/03/2016 11:01:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 2, 2016 5:46pm EDT | Hilary Russ
    New Jersey Governor Christie said on Friday the state would begin taxing income earned by people who work in New Jersey but live in Pennsylvania, ending a long-standing arrangement with the neighboring state. Pulling out of the nearly 40-year old “reciprocity” agreement would allow New Jersey to raise more revenue starting Jan. 1. Christie, a close ally of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, said in a statement that he was forced to act because the Democrat-controlled legislature created a $250 million budget hole in June by relying on public employee health insurance cuts they have not yet made. If lawmakers...
  • California Infringement of Second Amendment can be Overcome

    06/30/2016 9:38:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    While I was visiting another member of the gun culture, I was shown a new acquisition, a Springfield XD in .45 caliber.  I was struck by the the warning label on the box “NOT LEGAL IN CALIFORNIA” and “W/HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE”.I object to the term “High Capacity Magazine”.  The magazines are not high capacity, they are standard capacity.  Magazines of ten rounds or less are reduced capacity. The idea that a Constitutionally protected item could be forbidden by state law reminded me of how topsy turvy the interpretation of the commerce clause of the Constitution has become.When the American...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley signs laws shortening legislative session, granting Georgia gun carry rights

    06/04/2016 3:39:21 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 13 replies
    www.postandcourier.com ^ | 6/3/16 | Maya T. Prabhu
    COLUMBIA — Statehouse lawmakers will be in session less time in 2017 and Georgia gun permit holders can now carry their weapons in South Carolina after Gov. Nikki Haley on Friday signed dozens of bills passed by the General Assembly into law. After about 20 years on the table, lawmakers this year voted to shorten the legislative session by three or four weeks, depending on how the calendar falls. Legislators will head home on the second Thursday in May, instead of the first Thursday in June, beginning next year. In 2018 and some other years ahead, the session would be...