Three Arguments Against National Reciprocity And Why They’re Wrong

Gun control advocates are staring down the barrel of a bill for national concealed carry reciprocity. To say they’re not comfortable with the idea is like saying action demanding Mom Shannon Watts is a tyrannical Bloomberg shill. Although the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 is stuck in post-Vegas shooting development hell, the antis are busy decrying […]

NRA-ILA: Reports of National Reciprocity Bill’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

The NRA-ILA writes [via Ammoland.com]: Most concealed-carry permit holders understand the potential pitfalls of traveling with a firearm, given the outrageous patchwork of state laws involved in even a short interstate trip. And while we haven’t posted much about reciprocity of late, important national concealed-carry reciprocity legislation is still in play and needs your help […]

House Speaker Paul Ryan Blocking National Reciprocity: “The Timing’s Not Right”

David Codrea writes [via ammoland.com]: Speaker Paul Ryan will not allow Congressional action on national concealed carry reciprocity to move bills forward, Rep. Thomas Massie told host Mark Walters Thursday on Armed American Radio.  The reason given is Ryan thinks the timing isn’t right to consider H.R. 2909, the D.C. Personal Protection Reciprocity Act, a supplement to […]

If Only Guns Were Regulated Like Cars

Last week I was Milwaukee-bound, heading for the NRA Carry Guard Expo in my BMW, listening to some of J.S. Bach’s Two Part Inventions. I was tooling along at a speed that was (ahem) perfectly legal and safe given the general conditions. I downshifted to pass some guy in a Chrysler, the shift barely necessary […]

Walmart Sells Concealed Carry Clothing

WalMart is now selling a jacket specifically designed for concealed carry. While clothing designed for concealed carry has been available commercially for decades, WalMart’s move into the CCW clothing market indicates the ongoing “mainstreaming” of American gun ownership. From WalMart.com: Rothco’s Lightweight Concealed Carry Jacket has 2 inner pockets for concealed carry, one on each […]

National Reciprocity Bill: Could States Still Ban Carry on Private Property?

Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) issued a press release yesterday about his Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 38), apparently responding to criticism that it would override state gun control laws. Mr. Hudson said: [S]tate and local laws would still dictate where law-abiding citizens can and can’t carry a concealed firearm. That means if these mayors want […]

After Being Targeted, Congressman Wants Gun License Reciprocity – for Congressmen

After surviving the attack on the GOP baseball team practice on Wednesday morning, Representative Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) has come out swinging for gun license reciprocity — partially, anyway. The Peach State representative wants gun license reciprocity, but only for members of Congress. As The Daily Caller reports: “I think we need to look at some kind […]

Firearms Reciprocity Protects Civil Rights: A Response to Robert VerBruggen

Is it right that sixteen million Americans with firearms licenses are effectively barred from traveling freely between the states? Should innocent citizens like Shaneen Allen languish in a New Jersey jail cell for daring to exercise a right purportedly guaranteed to all Americans, with her only recourse being to throw herself on the mercy of Chris Christie? Robert VerBruggen, a […]

Hats Off to Dan Wesson & CZ-USA

Dan Wesson (owned by CZ-USA) doesn’t even make NFA items, but at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings they were actively campaigning for our 2A rights by giving out thousands of the above hat for free. Over on Instagram, #RepealTheNFA, #ShallNotBeInfringed, #RKBA, #Pro2A, and even #MolonLabe have become de rigueur hashtags on both the Dan Wesson […]

National Reciprocity and the NRA: The Battle Begins!

President Trump is due to address the National Rifle Association convention this weekend. There’s no doubt that he’ll get a standing ovation for, well, lots of things. But especially his support for national concealed carry reciprocity. Which, as The People of the Gun know, will be the most important fight for gun rights in our lifetime. […]

Presenting The Honor Roll of States that Protect the Rights of Travellers

The prediction from TTAG’s own Second Amendment Coalition member John Boch that Democratic Party intransigence will keep even the slightly watered-down Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill proposed in the Senate from passage this year is disappointing for many gun owners. Nevertheless, those yearning to tour the USA in their Chevrolets (or their Teslas,) needn’t wait to begin their road trips, as […]

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