The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 is due to hit the House floor tomorrow (Wednesday). It is officially listed as HR38. Representative Richard Hudson R-NC is the sponsor of the bill. In an interview yesterday Hudson said “The 73% of Americans who want to see reciprocity are finally going to have their day on the House floor.” He also stated that it’s time for Congress to listen to the overwhelming majority of Americans and pass the national reciprocity act for concealed carry.
Under the proposed legislation a person licensed to carry a concealed firearm in one state would be allowed to carry it in another state. As it stands now a person licensed in one state cannot carry a firearm in another state where they are not licensed and even risk being prosecuted as a criminal if they are caught and this is so even if that person is licensed in their home state. That’s outrageous! So in your home state your all legal to conceal carry but when you cross state lines with your gun you can actually be prosecuted and charged with a crime because your not licensed in the state you are visiting or passing through on your way somewhere else! Conceal carry laws should be uniform and if you are licensed in your home state then that license should be legal in all states. And that is exactly what this act proposes to establish.