Fight Over Concealed Carry

Aug 7, 2017

Republicans in the House and Senate introduced national reciprocity legislation. Concealed carry permits in one state would make it valid in all states. Gun control laws in many states would wiped out if the legislation passes. For instance, California only recognizes its conceal carry permit as valid. It does not have reciprocity agreements with any other state. In a new found respect for state’s rights, state officials in New York and California are fighting the legislation. The California Police Chiefs Association says that the legislation would “erode local control of issuing concealed carry permits.” New York City Mayor de Blasio complains that the national reciprocity law would “essentially force the localities to give full faith and credit to permits that are issued on less rigorous grounds.