On Monday U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced national Right-to-Carry reciprocity legislation in the form of S. 446, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, and was quickly cheered by gun-rights supporters.
“The current patchwork of state and local gun laws is confusing and can cause the most conscientious and law-abiding gun owner to run afoul of the law when they are traveling or temporarily living away from home,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “Sen. Cornyn’s legislation provides a much needed solution to a real problem for law-abiding gun owners.”
In a nutshell, S. 446 would allow individuals who possess concealed-carry permits from their home state or who are not prohibited from carrying concealed in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.
“Law-abiding citizens should be able to exercise their fundamental right to self-defense while traveling across state lines,” Cox said. “We thank Sen. Cornyn for his leadership on this important issue.”