The U.S. House Judiciary Committee began markup today on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. The act may pass to the House floor as quickly as early next week. This important act would preserve your right to bear arms as you travel across state lines, and protect you from the current patchwork of varying state laws that can result in licensed owners unintentionally violating the law and suffering dire legal consequences. Your voice is needed now!
Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC-8) introduced the Act in January and has said about the committee hearing; “For me and the vast majority of Americans who support concealed carry reciprocity, this is welcome progress” Hudson continues “I want to thank Chairman Bob Goodlatte for his strong leadership to protect our Second Amendment rights.” The current version of the Act (which can be viewed at https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/38/text ) includes wording that would allow citizens of permit less states to carry with identification only and no permit as long as they respect the concealed carry laws of the state they are in.
As Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte said “This bill is about the simple proposition that law-abiding Americans should be able to exercise their right to self-defense, even when they cross out of their state’s borders, that is their Constitutional right.”
The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms urges you to contact your member of Congress today and ask them to co-sponsor and vote yes on H.R. 38 the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. You can find your U. S. Representative using zip code search at https://www.house.gov/representatives or simply call the House switchboard at (202)225-3121 and ask to speak to your representative.