With the Republican Party now in charge of the House of Representatives, there is little doubt that freedom will soon be a major part of the American legislative docket.
Issues pertaining to abortion, religion, and firearms will certainly be at the forefront of congressional politics, that’s for sure, and the Senate appears to be wasting no time in that effort today.
Republican Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., today will introduce new Second Amendment reforms that would allow state-issued concealed carry permits to be recognized in other states that allow concealed carry.
The bill, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, is backed by more than 40 of their Senate colleagues, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Whip John Thune, R-S.D.
“I’m proud to support law-abiding gun owners across America with this commonsense legislation that would let them concealed carry in all states that allow it,” said Cornyn, who sits on the Senate judiciary, finance and intelligence committees.
Currently, American concealed carry permits are only reciprocal in a handful of states, spinning a confusing and potentially litigious web of confusion for those of us looking to exercise the right to bear arms.
This legislation strengthens two of our most fundamental constitutional protections – the Second Amendment’s right of citizens to keep and bear arms and the Tenth Amendment’s right of states to make laws best-suited for their residents,” he said.
The Second Amendment has been a key flash point for hysteria on the left side of the aisle, which makes the speedy ascension of this bill a priority for patriotic Americans.