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Exclusive — Rep. Richard Hudson Talks National Reciprocity at NRA Convention

Attendees enter the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting on Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter

DALLAS, TX — Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC-8) spoke to Breitbart News at the NRA convention in Dallas, Texas, on Friday about the plight of national reciprocity.

Hudson introduced national reciprocity on January 3, 2017–day one of the 115th Congress. The legislation languished for nearly a year before conservatives rallied to overcome Speaker Paul Ryan’s stonewalling and pass it on December 6, 2017.

Companion legislation was introduced in the Senate on March 1, 2017, but Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R) has not taken it up. It has, therefore, been sitting for more than a year, stalled while the common man eagerly awaits a solution to the cumbersome patchwork of concealed carry laws around the country.

We asked Rep. Hudson about these things, about where the national reciprocity sits right now and what pro-Second Amendment citizens can do to build momentum for Senate passage:

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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