A Republican lawmaker announced that he plans to introduce legislation during the next Congress that would make it easier for American gun owners to carry concealed across state lines.
The legislation to be introduced by North Carolina Rep. Richard Hudson would prevent states with more restrictive concealed carry laws from prohibiting licensed and law abiding gun owners from other states from carrying their self-defense firearms when visiting.
The legislation would require travelling concealed carriers to carry valid photo ID in addition to relevant concealed carry information from the state of issue.
“Our Second Amendment right doesn’t disappear when we cross state lines, and I plan to introduce legislation in the first days of the 115th Congress to guarantee that. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 is a common sense bill to provide law-abiding citizens the right to conceal carry and travel freely between states without worrying about conflicting state codes or onerous civil suits,” Hudson told the Daily Caller. “As a member of President-elect Trump’s Second Amendment Coalition, I look forward to working with the administration to advance policies that support and protect our right to keep and bear arms.”
The legislation would also force states to recoup the legal fees for visitors wrongly prosecuted for concealed carry offenses while traveling. per
National concealed carry reciprocity has long been a desire of 2nd Amendment advocates— and if the bill is successful, it could mark the beginning of a trend of firearm friendly legislation from the GOP-controlled legislature and Trump administration.
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