Urge your Representative to vote NO on HR 38, Concealed Carry Reciprocity
Some legislative changes in the past few days mean your US Representative needs to hear from you again about voting NO on HB 38.
Today, Tuesday, December 5th, the House Rules Committee will consider a changed HR 38. The full House of Representatives could vote on the changed bill as soon as tomorrow, December 6.
The current HR 38 still contains unsafe federally mandated concealed-carry reciprocity that would override existing state laws regarding who may carry loaded, concealed guns in the community and would force states to allow individuals to carry guns who are not qualified to do so under their own state's laws. This legislation is a dangerous encroachment on individual state efforts to protect public safety that would effectively nullify duly enacted state laws and hamper law enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence.
The change: The US House has now combined language from the "Fix NICS" bill, which was formerly stand alone, with the Concealed Carry Reciprocity bill. When the “Fix NICS” bill was a stand alone bill, we supported Fix NICS, a bipartisan gun violence prevention policy intended to improve the efficacy of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). However, combined with Concealed Carry Reciprocity, our position is to oppose this combination bill and demand a fix to the NICS system separately.
Please contact your representative today. Tell him/her to vote NO HR 38 Concealed Carry Reciprocity as amended. To send an email to your representative, click here. To call your representative, find his/her phone number here.
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