H R 38 – Nice But Meaningless by Tom Reynolds
H.R. 38, The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, has been reintroduced by Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC). It would recognize the right of travelers to carry in states, other than their own, that have lawful concealed carry for its own state’s residents. Under this federal law, travelers would be able to lawfully possess and receive a firearm. To do so, travelers would need to carry photographic identification issued by the U.S. or a state government and have a concealed carry permit and reside in a state that provides for lawful concealed carry. Prohibited places for firearms or concealed carry would still have to be obeyed. Private property owners would maintain discretion over whether or to what degree concealed carry was authorized on their property.
If you have a New York Concealed Carry permit, this would allow you to carry in other states.
Before you get too excited…In an anti-gun, Democrat controlled House, Senate and Presidency, the chance of this passing is virtually nil; this is a token political effort.
When Republicans are taking a bow for this, they need to be asked, “What is the strategy to get an anti-gun, Democrat controlled Congress to pass this and to get an anti-gun Democrat President to sign it”?
When Republicans regain control, (and eventually they will) they need to be asked, “Hey, you introduced this when it was meaningless. Now are you going to do something that counts”?
By the way, this is not just a Republican strategy to do this. Democrats are equally adept.
- Upcoming Firing Lines
SCOPE looks to work with like-minded organizations in support of the Constitution and 2nd Amendment. Toward that end, we are pleased to announce that we will be working with Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership. Their web site is https:/DRGO.us. More detail about this organization will be in the upcoming Firing Lines.
Also in the Firing Lines will be an article by a nurse who ran afoul of the SAFE Act and her long and difficult struggle to correct erroneous reporting. It could happen to you!
The Corona Virus lockdowns will be affecting our Annual Members Meeting. More information about this in the Firing Lines: https://www.scopeny2a.org/newsletters