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Thread: National carry reciprocity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doran View Post
    Do either the House or Senate bills address those states that have or passed constitutional carry?
    Good question.

    Presumably, any valid form of identification proving that its holder is a resident in a state that has constitutional carry, would have to count as a carry permit in any other state... no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doran View Post
    Do either the House or Senate bills address those states that have or passed constitutional carry?
    The House bill does. See lines 16 and 17.

    ... or is entitled to carry a concealed firearm in the State in which the person resides, ...
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    If the National Carry Reciprocity bill actually becomes law, does that mean that anti gun states like, NJ, NY, MA, CA, MD and the others have to comply with this? There are states such as New jersey where the law avicving citizens are not allowed to leaglly carry a firearm for personal defense. They have to have a "Justifiable Need" according to NJlaw. being that NJ is one of the very anti gun gun states, democrats outnumber republicvans and a majortiy of elected officials are Dems and sit in Trenton (NJ State capital). Will this law supercede any state's firearms laws or not? that is something that needs to be addressed in the national Carry Reciporcity Bill or discussed. I support the National Reciporicity Bill. It will meet fierce opposition for the Anti Gunners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen coraggio View Post
    If the National Carry Reciprocity bill actually becomes law, does that mean that anti gun states like, NJ, NY, MA, CA, MD and the others have to comply with this? ... Will this law supercede any state's firearms laws or not? that is something that needs to be addressed in the national Carry Reciporcity Bill or discussed.
    This is answered at the very beginning of the proposed bill. See lines 3 through 9:

    (a) IN GENERAL.—Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 926C the following:

    ‘‘ 926D. Reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms

    ‘‘(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the law of any State or political subdivision thereof ...
    That's what that means. That phrase means this federal law (if enacted) supersedes any state or local law to the contrary. It's the same language that appears in the LEOSA, which has been tested in court.

    Unfortunately, those in the government who oppose President Trump (both Democrats and Republicans) have created enough road blocks that the national reciprocity bill has been mostly forgotten. It wouldn't hurt to write the President, the Speaker of the House, and your own elected representatives to ask that they move this forward.

    What IS missing from the bill is repeal of the Gun-Free School Zone act. As written, carrying a handgun within 1000 feet of a school property (not ON the school property, and not inside the building, just within 1000 feet of the property) is illegal under federal law unless you have a carry permit issued by the state in which the school zone is located. Words have meaning. Reciprocal registration of a permit from another state is not the same as a license issued by the state in which the school zone is located. So that has to be fixed or reciprocity is significantly neutered.
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