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 USA – -( H.R.38,
 a bill “To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a means by 
which nonresidents of a State whose residents may carry concealed 
firearms may also do so in the State,” was introduced Tuesday by North Carolina 
Rep. Richard Hudson. The bill was referred to the House Judiciary Committee for 
further action.

will provide law-abiding citizens the right to conceal carry without
worrying about conflicting state codes or onerous civil suits,” Hudson, a
member of President-elect Donald Trump’s Second Amendment Coalition noted. “[It will ensure] our Second Amendment right doesn’t disappear when we cross state lines.”

Also known by its short title, the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017,’’ the text of the bill, available as a pdf file on Rep. Hudson’s official House website,
will codify that a person “carrying a valid license or permit which is
issued pursuant to the law of a State and which permits the person to
carry a concealed firearm or is entitled to carry a concealed firearm in
the State in which the person resides, may possess or carry a concealed
handgun … in any State that …. has a statute under which residents of
the State may apply for a license or permit to carry a concealed
firearm; or … does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms by
residents of the State for lawful purposes.
“A person who carries
or possesses a concealed handgun … may not be arrested or otherwise
detained for violation of any law or any rule or regulation of a State
or any political subdivision thereof related to the possession,
transportation, or carrying of firearms unless there is probable cause
to believe that the person is doing so in a manner not provided for by
this section,” the bill elaborates. It also provides for “damages or
other appropriate relief” for “[a] person who is deprived of any right,
privilege, or immunity secured by this section, under color of any
statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage of any State. Left
intact would be state-specific prohibitions and restrictions on private
and state properties.
The National Rifle Association was quick to weigh in with strong support.
Hudson’s legislation provides a much needed solution to a real problem
for law-abiding gun owners,” Institute for Legislative Action executive
director Chris Cox said.
Hudson bill would ensure that victims of crime like Pennsylvania
concealed carry holder Shaneen Allen do not face decades of
imprisonment, merely because they took an erroneous turn into another
state,” Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America stated
in announcing GOA’s “strong support” for the legislation. “This
legislation would simplify the puzzling variation of concealed carry
across the states and make America safer by letting citizens defend
themselves while they travel.”
This is not Hudson’s first attempt at passing such a bill. A similar effort from 2015
was introduced and died without being enacted. With Republicans
enjoying majorities in the House and Senate, and with Donald Trump ready
to assume the presidency, all strongly enabled by gun owner support,
all excuses for not passing the bill this time will ring hollow. But
your help is needed.
Understanding that some politicians will
still need to be motivated, readers here can get involved by contacting
their representatives – at least the ones worth contacting – and letting
them know their support and co-sponsorship are expected.  This can be
done either via their official web pages, or, as more constituents are
using, via their social media feeds (such as the way I put my congressman on notice
on Twitter). And for those living in districts or states where the
representatives are enemies of the right to keep and bear arms, there’s
nothing stopping you from contacting representatives in other states who
are amenable to being persuaded (and a good indicator for that is their GOA grade).
Also see: AmmoLand Concealed Carry Reciprocity posts