On December 1 national reciprocity for concealed carry gained the support of a coalition of 24 state Attorneys General from around the country.
Earlier in the day, Breitbart News reported that the legislation, Rep. Richard Hudson’s (R-NC) Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, is expected to make it to the House floor for a vote next week.
Hudson’s legislation treats concealed carry permits like driver’s licenses, making a permit from one state valid in the 49 others. The goal of the legislation is to free the common man from the cumbersome and sometimes confusing patchwork of concealed carry laws which currently exist throughout the U.S.
According to the NRA-ILA, the Attorneys General represent these 24 states:
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Gun control lobby member Gabby Giffords posits the October 1 Las Vegas attack as a reason to oppose national reciprocity. She also suggested that a bill that allows law-abiding citizens to keep their guns with them more often will “weaken our public safety.”
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