The NRA YouTube video promoting national concealed carry reciprocity garnered a paltry 1,065 views at the time of posting. This despite the fact that both the House and Senate legislators have introduced bills for national reciprocity. Can you say back burner? That said, both sides of the gun rights issue need this “debate,” for different reasons . . .
Now that Hillary Clinton has been shuffled off to Buffalo, the pro-gun rights side needs a battle — some battle, any battle –to rally their base. ‘Cause that’s how the NRA, NAGR, SAF, etc. roll. (The cynical amongst you might suggest that the NRA et al. need an enemy to stoke the fires of their fundraising machines, but I couldn’t possibly comment.)
And now that Hillary Clinton has been shuffled off to Buffalo, anti-gun rights side need something to regain the political momentum for federal gun control. While the spread of Extreme Risk Protection Orders and “universal background checks” has kept the antis busy, they know the rise of Constitutional and Campus Carry has eroded their grassroots support (such as it isn’t).
Basically, we’re looking at the gun rights equivalent of The Phoney War (a.k.a., sitzkreig). Nothing will happen to national reciprocity legislation for the time being — until and unless President Trump scores some legislative victories re: his main campaign promises. And/or when the former real estate typhoon [sic] is facing re-election and once again needs the pro-gun vote. What are the odds?