Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 Moving Forward
Kevin Felts 12.01.17
Imagine if you would, being able to get a license in one state and having that license honored by other states. That is the idea behind the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.
The USA has a patchwork of concealed carry laws. To streamline that patchwork, the United States Federal Government is stepping in. This would allow someone who has a concealed carry permit from Texas to exercise his or her rights in California, New York, or even Maryland without fear.
Over the past few months, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 has been bogged down in committee. However, the House Judiciary Committee has voted 19-11 to send the bill to the house floor for a full vote.
From Bloomberg: Get Ready for Concealed Guns in All 50 States.
The National Rifle Association has called the concealed carry bill, which would make it easier for gun owners to keep their firearms hidden when crossing state lines, its “highest legislative priority in Congress.” Despite concerns raised by Democrats about states’ rights and domestic violence, the Republican-controlled Congress has pushed the proposal one step closer to becoming law.
In typical Democrat style, misinformation and fearmongering are in full swing. For example,
Republicans rejected Democratic amendments that would ban violent offenders from qualifying under the law,
Under Federal law, people convicted of family violence are already prohibited from buying or owning a firearm. Also, what exactly is a violent offender? Should anyone who has ever been in a fight be prohibited from owning a firearm? If a parent spanked his child, should that father be prohibited from owning a firearm?
The simple solution is to take people who have several convictions with gun-related crimes, and put them in prison forever. Purge society of repeat violent offenders, and we will be better off.
Since Democrats do not want to keep criminals off the streets, the rest of us have to arm ourselves. That is what the CCRA of 2017 is supposed to do; help us law abiding citizens protect ourselves.
Pass the bill and let’s put this concealed carry issue to rest once and for all. After Texas passed its concealed carry law, murder rates in the state dropped to the lowest level since the 1960s. Let’s do that on a national level.