(Worthy News) - House lawmakers are set to vote Wednesday on a bill that would force states to recognize concealed carry permits issued in other states, effectively undercutting restrictive local laws that require gun owners to prove a good reason in order to carry a firearm in public.
Supporters say the proposal would give law-abiding citizens the ability to protect themselves when they travel, but critics say it eviscerates states’ rights to require firearms training and safety standards for carriers because it would allow those permitted by states with no safety requirements to carry guns across state lines.
Complicating matters, Republican lawmakers merged the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act proposal with a piece of bipartisan-backed legislation that would close loopholes in the federal gun background check system. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]
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