A New National Concealed Carry Law Is In The Works

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A sailor aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry, holsters a 9mm pistol as part of a Navy handgun qualification course during Valiant Shield 2016.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin V. Cunningham

A Republican congressman is seizing on the election of Donald J. Trump to reform how concealed carry works across the country.


Rep. Richard Hudson of North Carolina is preparing to propose a bill that would allow a person with a concealed carry license in his or her own state to go to another state that also allows concealed carry without getting a new permit or license, according to The Daily Caller.

Called the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, it is similar to an earlier bill introduced by Hudson in February 2015.

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Under the proposed law, so long as an individual with a concealed carry license is not banned from possessing or transporting a firearm under federal law, he or she can carry a concealed handgun into another state that also allows concealed carry. The bill excludes “a machine gun or destructive device,” and requires individuals follow concealed carry laws for wherever they are.

“It would work just like a driver’s license,” Hudson said in an interview with Fox News. “If a state has concealed carry, then what it says is you recognize the concealed carry right and you have to follow their laws.”

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"How do they smell to you, soldier?" Kurtz asks.

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