]Stop the NRA: Block concealed carry reciprocity
â€śBlock concealed carry reciprocity legislation that would undermine state
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]Stop the NRA
The National Rifle Associationâ€™s (NRA) dream bill is moving through
Congress.^1 It pushes concealed carry reciprocity, an extremely dangerous
policy that would undermine state efforts to protect residents from gun
violence and force every state to abide by the weakest gun laws in the
For years, the NRAâ€™s lock on Congress has blocked every attempt to pass
proactive gun control legislation, but the gun lobby had to look to state
legislatures to undermine gun safety laws and advance its â€śguns
Now Republicans are in control of the House and the Senate, and Donald
Trump, who pandered to gun extremists on the campaign trail, is in the
White House. The NRA and its lackeys in Congress see a chance to promote
their reckless agenda on a national scale. We have to push back now and
show our elected officials that there is a massive public opposition to
the NRAâ€™s â€śgun everywhereâ€ť agenda.
]Tell Congress: Block concealed carry reciprocity legislation that would
undermine state laws protecting residents from gun violence. Click here to
sign the petition.
Every state allows some kind of concealed carry, but 39 states require a
gun owner to obtain a permit before publicly carrying concealed weapons in
public.^2 Some of those states require training before residents are
issued permits. Some states block people who have committed violent
crimes, domestic abusers, stalkers, or people with mental illness that
make them a danger to themselves or others from buying a gun or getting a
concealed carry permit. Nearly every state restricts residents from
carrying concealed weapons in places like schools, hospitals, government
buildings or bars.^3
Concealed carry reciprocity uses the differences between statesâ€™ gun
control laws to water down protections across the country. It forces
states to recognize concealed carry permits issued by any other state, no
matter how lax the stateâ€™s permitting standards are.^4 A resident of a
state whose legislature has stood up for public safety and passed gun
control legislation would be no safer than a resident of a state whose
legislature is in the pocket of the NRA.
Years of statistics prove that comprehensive state gun laws lead to fewer
gun deaths.^5 It is outrageous but not surprising that the NRA wants to
undermine public safety by advancing a reckless, dangerous policy like
concealed carry reciprocity. It would be even more outrageous for Congress
to prove its blind allegiance to the NRA by passing it.
We know that politicians beholden to the NRA wonâ€™t do the right thing
unless they are forced to by their constituents. Add your voice to make
sure your representatives know you expect them to stand up to the NRA, not
do its bidding.
Tell Congress: Block concealed carry reciprocity legislation that would
undermine state laws protecting residents from gun violence. Click the
link below to sign the petition:
Thanks for standing up to the NRA,
Heidi Hess, Senior Campaign Manager
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Â 1.Â Michele Gorman, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13755
]Guns in America: What is national concealed carry
reciprocity?" Newsweek, March 3, 2017.
Â 2.Â Ibid.
Â 3.Â Ibid.
Â 4.Â Everytown for Gun Safety, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13756
]Federally Mandated Concealed Carry
Reciprocity," accessed April 18, 2017.
Â 5.Â Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13757
]2016 Gun Law State
Scorecard,â€ť accessed April 18, 2017.