House approves concealed carry reciprocity bill for firearms. Vote was 272 to 154
Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC-2) spoke on the House of Representatives floor this afternoon in support of HR 822. She is both a co-sponsor of the bill and a North Carolina Concealed Handgun Permit holder. In her speech, she held up her CHP while saying she and the thousands of other North Carolinians who hold a CHP are honest, law-abiding individuals seeking to protect themselves and their families.
H.R. 822: National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011
The bill would allow individuals with valid state-issued concealed firearm permits or licenses to carry a concealed firearm in any other state that also issues concealed firearm permits or licenses, or in any other state that does not generally prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms.
H.R. 822 would require the Comptroller General of the U.S. to conduct an audit of the laws and regulations of each state that authorizes the issuance of a valid permit or license to permit a nonresident to possess or carry a concealed firearm. The audit would include a description of the permitting or licensing requirements of each state that issues concealed carry permits or licenses to persons other than the residents of that state. The audit would also include the number of valid permits and licenses issued or denied (and the basis for the denial) by each state, and the effectiveness of state laws and regulations in protecting public safety.
NRA-ILA :: H.R. 822 — National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act
H.R. 822 is a GOOD bill and is GOOD for gun owners. The bill ENHANCES Americans’ right to self-defense by enabling millions of permit holders to exercise their right to self-defense while traveling outside their home states.
There is currently only one remaining state (Illinois) that has no clear legal way for individuals to carry concealed firearms for self-defense outside the home. H.R. 822 would require states to recognize each others’ lawfully-issued carry permits, just as they recognize driver’s licenses and carry permits held by armored car guards.
H.R. 822 DOES NOT:
- Create a federal licensing or registration system;
- Establish a minimum federal standard for the carry permit;
- Involve the federal bureaucracy in setting standards for carry permit;
- Destroy permitless carry systems such as those in Arizona, Alaska, Vermont and Wyoming.
Obama’s Attempt to Limit Guns on Public Lands
As has been Obama’s modus operandi since taking office, he cares little for what the American people want and only seems intent on promoting his own agenda. As a result, he has proposed new legislation that would ban shooting on public lands. Mind you, at the same time that President Obama is working feverishly to control guns, the House of Representatives, in a vote of 271 – 154, passed the National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (HR 822), a bill that allows holders of concealed carry permits in one state to cross state lines into another state. The passage of this bill was bi-partisan and coming at the beginning of an election cycle.
According to USNews.com, the reasons given for seeking the ban on shooting on public lands is “social conflict”.