A credit card company once used the slogan “it’s everywhere you want to be.”
If Attorney General Pam Bondi and other attorneys general have their way, the same will apply to concealed-carry permits nationwide.
A press release from the National Rifle Association notes that Bondi joins 23 other attorneys general in pushing nationwide concealed carry reciprocity legislation, via the Senate’s Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 and the House’s Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.
“These bills, if enacted, would eliminate significant obstacles to the exercise of the right to keep and bear arms for millions of Americans in every State,” asserts the letter from the AGs.
The AGs assert that this legislation “is particularly warranted because the States that refuse to allow law-abiding, non-resident visitors to carry concealed weapons place their occupants in greater danger—not less—from gun violence. These States leave citizens without any real option for self-defense.”
The letter draws parallels between CCPs and crime abatement, adding that concealed carry permit holders are much less likely to commit crimes than the general public.
Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Montana, Georgia, Nebraska, Idaho, Nevada, Indiana, North Dakota, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Louisiana, South Carolina, Michigan, Missouri, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, Utah, Wyoming, West Virginia all saw their attorneys general sign on to this letter.