Sen. John Cornyn has introduced a new bill titled, Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, and the premise is simple. It would work like a driver’s license. All states must honor your driver’s license and under this bill, all states would have to honor your concealed carry permit. Since so many states have such diverse laws, it’s impossible for gun owners traveling from state to state to know and understand them all. Legal concealed carry permit holders often find themselves on the wrong side of the law when they travel.
“[My bill] operates more or less like a driver’s license. So, for example, if you have a driver’s license in Texas, you can drive in New York, in Utah and other places, subject to the laws of those states.”
The NRA is hailing the bill as extremely overdue and that it will allow law abiding citizens self protection when they travel away from home. Most shootings take less than a couple of minutes and let’s be fair, no matter how good and dedicated the police are, it’s impossible for them to be everywhere all the time. Ultimately, the only one you can depend on to save your life in a crucial situation is you.
Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action placed this on the NRA website:
“The current patchwork of state and local laws is confusing for even the most conscientious and well-informed concealed carry permit holders. This confusion often leads to law-abiding gun owners running afoul of the law when they exercise their aright to self-protection while traveling or temporarily living away from home.”
Cox also pointed out that a man’s or woman’s right to self defense does not end at the state line.
This is not the first time that Cornyn has introduced this type of bill. The first time he proposed universal carry laws, it nearly passed and that was with a democrat led senate. I think it is unlikely that Obama would sign the bill. If you shoot a mugger, it could turn out to be a close friend of his.
Courtesy of Red Statements.