Attorneys General From 22 States Urge Senate to Pass Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill

Attorneys General from 22 states and the territory of Guam have written a letter of support urging the Senate to take action and push for the passage of the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill. 

Back in November, the House passed H.R. 822, which would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed firearm permit to carry a concealed weapon in any other state that allows it. Well, saying that it “passed” doesn’t truly do it justice. The bill was veritably catapulted through the House with a 272-154 vote. 

The bill lost its inertia when it hit the Senate, however. The Senate hasn’t taken any action on the bill, so it’s just dwelling in limbo while we wait for some kind of progress.

Well, a bunch of Attorneys General are tired of waiting, so they sent the letter of support to the bill’s sponsors, Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Heath Shuler (D-NC).

In it they write, “Individuals with concealed carry permits from our states have proven to be more law-abiding than non-licensees, and in many instances have been able to defend themselves and others from criminal attack.” The letter urges the Senate to step up and pass the bill.

This type of pressure may give the Senate the push it needs to address the bill, but even if it does there’s no guarantee that it will pass. Gun owners can follow the example set by these Attorneys General and contact their representatives in Senate to request that they pass H.R. 822.

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