When America was founded, it was common practice for many people to carry a firearm and/or a sword or knife with them wherever they went. Times were dangerous and the need for self-protection was important and lead to the Founding Fathers to write and pass the Second Amendment.
American today has become a dangerous place and the need for self-protection is increasing, although neo-com Democrats would prefer to strip your right and ability to protect yourself, your family or young home.
Yet, there are many who support the Second Amendment and believe that law-abiding citizens should have the right to conceal carry, with a permit, from state to state. This why the House is moving forward with a National Reciprocity Bill that would force states to recognize the concealed carry permits from state to state.
(Keep and Bear) – The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 may be gaining momentum toward passage into law. The bill will receive a “markup” on Wednesday, which means that the House Judiciary Committee believes that the bill is very likely to come to a vote in the House.
The bill’s author Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) released a statement on Monday saying, “For me and the vast majority of Americans who support concealed carry reciprocity, this is welcome progress. I want to thank Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) for his strong leadership to protect our Second Amendment rights. I will continue to work with my colleagues and President Trump to pass this common sense legislation to protect law-abiding citizens.”
The bill itself, if made into law, would allow Concealed Carry Permit holders to carry their firearms across state lines without fear of arrest or imprisonment. Every state has its own laws on the books about how to deal with gun ownership and some, like New Jersey, make even transporting a firearm a crime. Meaning that a citizen with a legal firearm moving from North Carolina to New Hampshire (as an example) who gets pulled over in New Jersey and found with a firearm could be arrested, imprisoned, and even see real jail time for their “crime.” …
A national reciprocity is important for many people like those in my area who live in an area that borders more than one state. Where I live in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio are part of the general area, but if one was caught with a concealed weapon with only a Kentucky permit, they could be arrested in Indiana or Ohio. It only makes sense to have some kind of reciprocity in situations like this.