The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, H.R. 38 was one of the first bills introduced in the 2017 legislative session. This week, it was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives with a vote of 231 to 198. Not everyone sees H.R. 38, and it associated FixNICS language as a positive. However, it is unclear how much of the dissent is a result of being uninformed or being a victim of disinformation.
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After a high profile shooting, many fear the legislation or proposed legislation that may result. In fact, a news report just played stating lawmakers need the right to be armed to defend themselves. Since when did—simply by being elected to congress—mean their life or safety is more important yours or mine? Anyone can be a victim and has a right to self defense under the Second Amendment. Those sentiments in the previous statement are not based on my beliefs, but rather those by Congressman Thomas Massie, Chairman of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus.
A recent op-ed in The Hill newspaper points out that while professors seem to be very concerned about allowing permitted concealed handguns on college campuses, their actions don’t match their rhetoric. While a professor’s resignation at the University of Kansas gets national news attention, for example, only one out of 2,600 faculty members has left his or her post at the school.
A Texas House committee has approved legislation that would allow handguns to be carried—concealed or in a holster—without a state-issued license. Also, the Texas Senate has passed SB 1408, a bill to allow first responders to carry concealed.
A recent incident, in which a Waffle House waitress was fired after defending herself against an attempted robbery, shows that even when people exercise their legal right to self-defense, they can still be terminated by their employers.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has introduced the NSSF-supported Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (S.446), a companion to the House of Representatives bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.).
Recently, The Shooter’s Log posted an article from the newly reformed Second Amendment Caucasus in Congress. We asked for your input as to what you think it should focus on, and the legislation you would like to see passed. Overwhelmingly, readers commented on the need for legislation creating a national reciprocity.
As gun owners and supporters of the Second Amendment we are used to lawmakers and public officials coming up with new ways to subvert the law and enact defacto gun control. That being said, the Chief of Police of Lowell, Massachusetts, has set the bar to a new low.
The Washington, D.C., Circuit Court of Appeals has undone years of litigation, finding a temporarily assigned visiting judge should not have heard the case of Wrenn v. District of Columbia regarding the right of citizens to carry handguns.
In June 2015, Texas passed a law (S.B. 11) allowing concealed carry on Texas state colleges and universities. However, public institutions
Parents nationwide who love the 2nd Amendment and are trying to decide which college to pay for should know that,
Effective October 15, 2015, if you have a Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Texas, or Virginia handgun license, you need to know that your state-issued carry license is no longer valid in Maine, U.S. Law Shield advised its members in a special alert.
Earlier this month, a lawyer affiliated with Texas Law Shield, a firearms legal services firm that contributes material to the Shooter’s Log,
Law Shield recently issued a “Special Alert” to its members about a change in Minnesota’s reciprocity laws
Following last week’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that requires all states to recognize same-sex marriages, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) said the same principle should apply to nationwide recognition of concealed carry licenses