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FPC Applauds Concealed Carry Reciprocity Vote

FPC Applauds Concealed Carry Reciprocity Vote

"We'll hold those politicians accountable, just as we'll hold accountable those who support this unsafe legislation as this fight moves to the Senate".

North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik voted yesterday in favor of a measure that would allow people with concealed carry permits to cross state lines with their firearms. Number two, her tweet ignores the fact that concealed carry permit holders are among the most law-abiding of law-abiding citizens.

Stefanik was a co-sponsor of the bill, known as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.

He has voted to allow federal law enforcement officers to carry their firearms when on furlough, in case of a government shutdown, and endorsed other pro-Second Amendment solutions to self-defense.

Through the now existing system, states are free to issue their own concealed carry permits and choose which other state's permits they want to recognize. If the Senate passes the bill, it will then head to the President's desk for signing.

This marks the first piece of gun legislation pushed this far since the Las Vegas shooting massacre, once again exposing the Republican Congress' priority of pleasing the National Rifle Association rather than even attempting to curb gun violence. In New York, a concealed-carry license can be applied for in the county where the applicant lives based on stringent criteria, but the state does not recognize licenses from other states. Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely wounded at an event in 2011, said she is "furious" the House passed the concealed carry bill.

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The Justice Department announced this week it is reviewing whether weapons using bump stocks should be considered illegal machine guns under federal law.

"Even the most careful and knowledgeable concealed carry permit holders find it hard to navigate the current maze of state and local concealed carry laws", Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC), author of the bill, said.

"Just days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, the NRA is engaging their allies in Congress to push through a unsafe national concealed carry reciprocity law, which begs the question: how low can you go?"

Kansas doesn't require a permit to carry concealed, so other states' permit standards wouldn't apply to Kansans traveling there.

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