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  • 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 havent let their big loss in 2016 get them down. On the contrary theyre redoubling their efforts. In a press release Monday, Michael Bloombergs 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 3the first day of the 115th CongressRepresentative 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...
  • VA Republican: If McAuliffe hates firearms so much, we'll cancel his security force

    12/28/2015 5:54:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 28, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    The decision by Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring to sever reciprocity in carry permits with 25 other states has one state senator seeing red. Bob Carrico considers the issue “absurd,” but plans to do more than fume about it. If the Terry McAuliffe administration worries this much about firearms, Carrico wants to take action to keep them as far away from the governor as possible, according to the Bristol Herald-Courier: "I absolutely think it's absurd," Carrico, a Republican from Galax, said Tuesday. "I think it's a threat to the people of Virginia that have concealed carry handgun permit reciprocity from...
  • MN: Minnesota Posts New CCW Reciprocity List for 2015

    08/15/2015 2:09:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has posted the new reciprocity list for the State, in order to meet the requirements of the gun law reform passed in 2015. As expected of an appointee of an openly disarmist governor, the list approved by the Commissioner of Public Safety is very restrictive, removing four states for minor differences in the law, and adding eight states or state permits that have limited numbers. The additional eight states permits now be recognized by the State of Minnesota are: Delaware, Idaho (enhanced permit), Illinois, New Jersey, North Dakota (enhanced permit), Rhode Island, South...
  • MN:Are All States' Gun Permits now Valid in Minnesota?

    08/04/2015 7:51:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In May of 2015, Minnesota enacted an omnibus firearm reform law. The law went into effect yesterday, 1 August, 2015. One of the reforms was a change in the wording for Minnesota to recognize permits from other states. The previous wording required that the other State's law be "substantially similar" to Minnesota's permit law. The Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety is required to publish a list, and if the State that a person has a permit for is not on the list, then the permit is considered valid. Here is the old law, that ceased effect on...
  • Nevada Expands Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity

    06/22/2015 5:35:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Nevada has added ten states whose permits it will recognize, dropped Michigan and New Mexico, and will recognize both permits from Idaho and North Dakota instead of only their enhanced permit. Here is the list of states that Nevada will recognize, as of June 18th, 2015. From Nevada Division of Public Safety(pdf): Pursuant to SB 175 and AB 488 of the 2015 Legislative Session, the State of Nevada will recognize concealed weapons permits from the following states: Alaska Arizona Arkansas Delaware Idaho (both types of permits) Illinois Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Minnesota Montana Nebraska North Carolina North Dakota (both types...
  • OR: Expanded CCW Reciprocity in Trouble

    06/11/2015 6:11:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Oregon is one of the states that has stubbornly refused to grant reciprocity to concealed carry permits from other states, even though many of those states recognize the Oregon permit when Oregon residents visit them. The map above, from usacarry.com, show that Oregon does not recognize a single other state. The map below shows that 20 states allow Oregon residents to carry in their state, with an Oregon permit. Vermont does not require a permit. The blue states recognize the Oregon permit. Michigan only recognizes Oregon permits for Oregon residents. Now that Michael Bloomberg's organizations have purchased a repressive...
  • OR: House Moves toward CCW Reciprocity

    05/02/2015 6:35:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Oregon is one of the most restrictive states for carry permit reciprocity. It does not recognize any permits from any other state. There are eight other states that are as restrictive. They are Hawaii, California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Most are the last hangers on to the old "may issue" permit system, where the right to carry is not just subject to fees, classes, background checks, and waiting for government permission, but is subject to some, often unelected, bureaucrat's feelings and attitudes toward you and your lifestyle. Rhode Island is the...
  • 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 Nevadas 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...