Wednesday, March 14, 2012

“National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012” introduced in U.S. Senate

UPDATE: Forget everything you'll read below. Forget S. 2188. This bills pulls the rug out from under those who live in a Constitutional Carry (no permit need) State. This would deny reciprocity for those from Vermont, Alaska, Arizona, Montana and Wyoming. There is a better one.

S. 2188, like H.R. 822, would allow any person with a valid state-issued concealed firearm permit to carry a concealed handgun in any other state that issues concealed firearm permits, or that does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms for lawful purposes.

Read more here.

Please contact your U.S. Senators today and urge them to cosponsor S. 2188.  You can call your U.S. Senators at 202-224-3121 or send them an email by clicking here.


  1. "or that does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms for lawful purposes."

    So, if your state has Constitutional Carry, does that extend to the 48 other states that allow some form of concealed carry?

    1. Good question. The article states:

      "These bills would have no effect on permitless carry laws, currently on the books in Arizona, Alaska, Wyoming and Vermont, that allow concealed carry without a permit. In addition, Vermont residents would be able to take advantage of S. 2188 and H.R. 822 by obtaining a permit from one of the many states that offer non-resident permits."

  2. CCW reciprocity laws are a complicated political tool. Because they are "reciprocal" agreements most states require that similar legislation be in place before they will honor another state's permit. This is what makes a national concealed carry reciprocity law so challenging for politicians.