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    Cornyn introduces Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2014

    Rep. Steve Stockman is free to make claims about what he thinks that Senator John Cornyn is going to say as he hopes to move poll numbers during their Texas Seante primary race, but what Cornyn has actually proposed in the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2014 looks pretty darn nice.

    Here’s the text of the press release:
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2014, which would allow individuals with concealed carry privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state that also has concealed carry laws. The legislation is cosponsored by U.S. Sens. Thune (R-SD), Vitter (R-LA), Graham (R-SC), Boozman (R-AR), Inhofe (R-OK), Crapo (R-ID), Burr (R-NC), Cochran (R-MS), Johanns (R-NE), Enzi (R-WY), Moran (R-KS), Roberts (R-KS), and Portman (R-OH).


    “This bill strengthens two of our nation’s most fundamental rights, ensuring law-abiding gun owners can lawfully carry their weapons into like-minded states, while respecting the rights of states to adopt laws that are best-suited for the people of that state. This is an important affirmation of the Second Amendment and one that has been a top priority of law-abiding gun owners in Texas for some time. It is time to get this done.


    The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2014 would treat state-issued concealed-carry permits like drivers’ licenses, allowing law-abiding citizens with concealed carry privileges to concealed-carry in any other states that also permit it by law.
    Odds of this getting this through a Democrat-controlled Senate are iffy, but might stand a slightly better chance than they did last last year. Red state Democrats already being battered over their Obamacare votes don’t want to risk alienating a rapidly-growing shooting community during the mid-terms elections with a lame-duck President.
    It’s good politics to sell the act with the comparison to driver’s licenses, which is a fair comparison that the American people can readily grasp and which anti-gun Democrats will have to work at to undermine.


    With a little bit of luck and favorable political winds, the reciprocity bill might just clear the Senate this time.

    Cornyn introduces Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2014
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    I would love to see this pass, but do not hold out much hope that it would pass the Senate. Living in NH and surrounded by states like MA, CT and NY, I do not see them being willing to accept my NH permit. There are 19 or 20 states that already have reciprocal agreements, but getting all 50 states to get on board is unlikely. I think that there are enough "shall issue" states like NJ, CA and IL that they will have trouble getting the votes for it to pass.

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    Wow! We have HR218 and now hopefully this too!!!

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    If it passes awesome

    If it fails we know who to go after, just prior to the 2014 mid terms, well done. Nothing like fixing your target in the open.

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    Concealed-carry reciprocity loaded in Congress

    Freedom to travel with arms would unlock the Second Amendment
    While 2013 was a year of Second Amendment advocates on defense, 2014 is lining up to be a year of gaining ground on gun rights. President Obama continues to issue his dictates. Michael R. Bloomberg is still throwing around millions of dollars. And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is just keeping a finger in the dike on Capitol Hill until the midterms. But the American people are ready to get back to strengthening their rights to keep and bear arms.


    On Monday, Sen. John Cornyn introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which is the first pro-gun legislation leveled since the showdown over Mr. Obama’s gun control votes last April.
    “It strikes me that, at a time we’re talking about the role of guns in society, we should acknowledge that it is a constitutional right,” the Texas Republican told me in an interview Wednesday. “Law-abiding people buy and use guns for legitimate purposes, protecting themselves and their families.”


    He added that the iron is hot since Illinois became the 50th state to allow for concealed carry, after being forced by the federal courts in 2013 to rewrite its laws.
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