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The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 will indeed apply to non-resident permits. The bill’s author, Rep. Richard Hudson (R., N.C.), stated that this is his legislative intent. “My legislative intent is to ensure a non-resident carry permit is recognized, and I’ve confirmed this with legislative counsel and Judiciary Committee staff,” Hudson told the Washington Free Beacon.

Thus, residents of Los Angeles and other parts of California will enjoy the same liberties as those living in Free America. A Utah non-resident permit, for example, would be valid here in LaLaLand where no permits are issued. Ever!

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Happy New Year ya anti-gun freakazoids!


NRA Backs Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill in U.S. House

Bill Would Eliminate Confusing Patchwork of State Laws

Fairfax, Va. – On behalf of its five-million members, the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauded the introduction of H.R. 38, The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, authored by Congressman Richard Hudson (NC-8). This legislation would eliminate the confusing patchwork of state carry laws by allowing individuals who possess concealed carry permits from their home state or who are not prohibited from carrying concealed in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.

“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 right to self-protection while traveling or temporarily living away from home,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA-ILA. “Congressman Hudson’s legislation provides a much needed solution to a real problem for law-abiding gun owners.”

This legislation would not override state laws governing the time, place or manner of carriage or establish national standards for concealed carry. Individual state gun laws would still be respected. If under federal law a person is prohibited from carrying a firearm, they will continue to be prohibited from doing so under this bill.

“Law-abiding citizens should be able to exercise their fundamental right to self-defense while traveling across state lines,” continued Cox. “This is an extremely important issue to our members and we thank Congressman Hudson for leading the fight to protect our rights,” concluded Cox.

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From NRA-ILA:

NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION HERALDS PASSAGE OF INHOFE AMENDMENT TO PREVENT U.S. FROM ENTERING INTO THE U.N. ARMS TRADE TREATY

Posted on March 24, 2013

The National Rifle Association (NRA) would like to thank Sen. Inhofe (R-OK) for leading the effort to prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (UN ATT).  Sen Inhofe’s amendment passed the full Senate 53-46 with bi-partisan support.

“For nearly 20 years, the NRA has fought tirelessly to oppose any United Nations effort to undermine the constitutional rights of law-abiding American gun owners. That fight has grown more intense lately, as the U.N. and global gun banners have moved to step up their attack on our Second Amendment freedoms by including civilian arms in the proposed Arms Trade Treaty.  Thanks to the efforts of Senator Inhofe, we are one step closer to ensuring the UN will not trample on the freedoms our Founding Fathers guaranteed to us,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.

In 2009, at the behest of the Obama administration, the United States joined 152 other countries in endorsing a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Resolution. The resolution established the international conference currently being held at which leaders from countries around the world—many of which have deplorable human rights records—are working to draw up an international treaty designed to severely restrict or even outright ban the right to sell, purchase, carry or own a firearm in America.  The NRA continues its work at the United Nations to ensure that civilian ownership of firearms will not be within the scope of this UN ATT.

 

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Actions taken by Congress fall into two broad categories: “Things Congress should do” and “Things Congress shouldn’t do”. There are, of course, various sub-categories to each. Under “Things Congress should do” is the sub-category “Things Congress shouldn’t have to do”. The Mica Amendment to the 2012 defense authorization bill is an example of something Congress shouldn’t have to do. In this case, Congress shouldn’t have to pass a law saying that it’s OK for American troops serving in combat areas to defend themselves against hostile action. Congress shouldn’t have to pass a bill that directs the Secretary of Defense to “ensure that the rules of engagement applicable to members of the armed forces assigned to duty in any hostile fire area … fully protect the members’ right to bear arms; and authorize the members to fully defend themselves from hostile actions.” But Congress did, in fact, have to pass just such a law.

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Legislation has been introduced to protect your ability to use lead ammunition and fishing tackle that contains lead.

From NRA-ILA:

Legislation Introduced To Protect Lead Based Ammo And Fishing Tackle

Friday, April 22, 2011
On April 14th, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) and U.S. Representatives Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), Mike Ross (D-Ark.), Bob Latta (R-Ohio) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), introduced legislation to protect traditional lead ammunition and fishing tackle from a potential ban by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

S. 838 and H.R. 1558 would protect the rights of sportsmen to use traditional ammunition by clarifying that the components used in manufacturing shells, cartridges, and fishing tackle are exempt from EPA regulation under the Toxic Substance Control Act.

Radical environmental groups have attempted to persuade the EPA to ban the use of traditional lead ammunition. Last year, the Centers for Biological Diversity led a coalition to petition the EPA to institute a ban.  The EPA denied the petition in November of last year, but these groups have now turned to the courts to force the EPA to act.

S. 838/H.R. 1558 amends the Toxic Substance Control Act by adding language specifically listing ammunition components such as shot, bullets, primers and propellants to the items that are exempt from regulation under TSCA.

There is no sound scientific evidence that the use of lead bullets by hunters poses any measurable threat to the environment. However, a ban on traditional ammunition would have an adverse impact on hunters, conservation programs and would have a negative economic impact on many areas of the country that benefit from sportsmen’s dollars.

Passage of S. 838/H.R. 1558 will ensure that hunters and shooters will have the right to choose the best ammunition to use and will protect our hunting heritage from this baseless attack.

Please contact your Senators and Representative and thank them if they are already cosponsors of S. 838/H.R. 1558. If they are not yet cosponsors, respectfully urge them to become cosponsors of these important bills to protect our American hunting heritage.

Click here to see if your Representative is a cosponsor of H.R. 1558.

Click here to see if your Senator is a cosponsor of S. 838.

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From NRA-ILA:

Urge Your Representative To Cosponsor H.R. 822, The National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act Of 2011

Friday, April 08, 2011
Congressmen Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) have introduced vital legislation that will enable millions of permit holders to exercise their right to self-defense while traveling outside their home states. 

There are now only two states that have no clear legal way for individuals to carry concealed firearms for self-defense.  Thirty-nine states have shall-issue permit systems that make it possible for any law-abiding person to obtain a permit, while most of the others have discretionary permit systems.

H.R. 822 would make a major step forward for gun owners’ rights by significantly expanding where those permits are recognized.

Dozens of states have passed carry laws over the past 25 years because the right to self-defense does not end when one leaves home.  However, interstate recognition of those permits is not uniform and creates great confusion and potential problems for the traveler. While many states have broad reciprocity, others have very restrictive reciprocity laws. Still others deny recognition completely.

H.R. 822 would solve this problem by requiring that lawfully issued carry permits be recognized, while protecting the ability of the various states to determine the areas where carrying is prohibited. The bill would not create a federal licensing system; rather, it would require the states to recognize each others’ carry permits, just as they recognize drivers’ licenses and carry permits held by armored car guards. Rep. Stearns has introduced similar legislation since 1995.

In the few weeks since its introduction, H.R. 822 has added over 120 cosponsors. Click here to see if your Congressman is a cosponsor. However, more support is needed to make this bill a higher priority.

If your Congressman is not yet a cosponsor, respectfully urge him or her to support the fundamental right to self-defense by becoming a cosponsor of H.R. 822. If your Representative is already a cosponsor, please offer your thanks for his or her support.  And remember to watch this alert for updates!

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