Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Concealed Carry Reciprocity
Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate’s second-ranking Republican, introduced a “concealed-carry reciprocity” bill Thursday.
A top priority for the National Rifle Association, the measure would force states like New York with relatively strict gun laws to allow individuals who have concealed-carry privileges in their home state to pack heat.
Under the measure, gun owners would have to comply with concealed-carry laws in any state they visit. But the bill requires that states honor other states’ loose laws for buying guns — so that a person who would be barred from buying a gun in New York would be allowed to carry one here if their home state permits the acquisition.
For instance, a stalking conviction would bar a person from owning in a gun in many states. But stalkers can buy weapons in New Hampshire.