Have you ever been on a trip to another state and found yourself in a potentially dangerous situation? Maybe you were leaving a downtown restaurant after a late night dinner and you ran into trouble similar to what we had in Denver in 2009. Or you were at a sporting event where things turned deadly, similar to a recent 49er’s game. Or perhaps you were just in a time and place when the hairs stood up on the back of your neck. Did you have to check your right to self defense at the state’s border?
HR 822 is a good bill with wide, bi-partisan support. It would allow any person with a valid, state-issued concealed firearm permit to exercise their right to carry a firearm in any other state that affords that right to its own residents. We do this now with driver’s licenses.
Chris W. Cox is the Executive Director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, he currently serves as the organization’s chief lobbyist. In the article linked below, he makes a strong case for the need for a national concealed carry law.
As it stands today, there is a disjointed “patchwork quilt” between the states regarding the recognition of concealed carry laws. This situation needs to be addressed. HR 822 is a bill we should all get behind. The anti-gun lobby is already fighting this bill using scare tactics. Make sure your voice is heard.
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