Federal Overreach and the National Concealed Carry Law

When the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act was first introduced in January of 2017, it quickly garnered support from a number of Republicans in the House of Representatives, but this was not an indication of how the average American gun owner feels about the controversial legislation. The bill's creator, Rep. Richard Hudson, justified the Reciprocity Act by saying, "Our Second Amendment right doesn't disappear when we cross state lines, and this legislation guarantees that." For libertarians, this bill is not a matter of our Second Amendment right; rather, it's a matter of federal overreach.  Under Concealed Carry Reciprocity, state gun laws would be rendered null and void, as anyone with a concealed carry permit in one state would be able to travel across state lines while armed. A 2017 study indicates that it's not just those who value state autonomy who are opposed to the bill.  A national survey...(Read Full Article)

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