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Stop National Concealed Carry Reciprocity!

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Stop National Concealed Carry Reciprocity!

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

Petition Statement

Tell Congress to vote NO on concealed carry reciprocity, which would force states to recognize concealed carry permits from all over the country. Should it become the law of the land, individual states would no longer be able to control who is authorized to carry a concealed gun within its borders.
There are currently 270 signatures. NEW goal - We need 300 signatures!

Petition Background

The gun lobby and its allies in Congress are trying to pull a fast one. The U.S. House passed national concealed carry reciprocity in the belief that we are too distracted by everything else that's happening to notice.

When it comes to the safety of our families and communities, we are never distracted, and we can still stop this bill in the Senate!

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 compels states to recognize concealed carry permits from all over the country, regardless of how lax permitting standards are in other states. Some states have lax standards indeed: A Sun-Sentinel investigation found that Florida issued concealed carry licenses to people who would fail background checks in other states, like people with domestic abuse injunctions and gun violations. And at least 11 states don't require permits at all to carry concealed weapons.

Should federally mandated concealed carry become the law of the land, an individual state would no longer be able to control who is authorized to carry a concealed gun within its borders. Police would not be able to quickly find out if out-of-state permits are valid, putting law enforcement and the public at higher risk of harm.

Mandated national concealed carry would gut common sense gun safety laws that advocates have worked hard to pass in states across our nation. Americans are already about 20 times more likely to be killed by a gun than someone from another developed country. Now is not the time to weaken common sense safety standards or states' rights!

Tell Congress to oppose federally mandated concealed carry legislation now!

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