Sep 252011

concealed carry recognition bill

concealed carry recognition bill is good legislation

Pro-gun champion Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) recently introduced a concealed
carry recognition bill, H.R. 2900, that allows law-abiding citizens who
can legally carry concealed in their home state to carry all across the
country, as well.

Titled “The Secure Access to Firearms Enhancement (SAFE) Act,” this
legislation recognizes that constitutional rights do not become null and
void at the state line.

The SAFE Act respects the Constitution and states’ powers in that it does
NOT establish national standards for concealed carry, nor does it provide
for a national carry permit or require a state like Vermont to move to a
permit system (in order for its citizens to carry out-of-state).

In fact, the Broun bill will do nothing to change what the states already
do in terms of allowing or denying their citizens their right to carry
firearms.  This bill simply allows citizens who are able to carry in their
home state, to also carry in every other state that allows concealed carry.

Another important distinction of Rep. Broun’s bill is that it does not
rely on an expansive, erroneous interpretation of the Commerce Clause.
The SAFE Act instead recognizes the “full faith and credit” protection
that is guaranteed in Article IV of the Constitution.

Rep. Broun’s legislation simply will protect the right of any U.S. citizen
to carry out-of-state, as long as he is authorized to carry in his home

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The concealed carry recognition bill is a vital piece of legislation that we all need so that we can safely take our concealed weapons across state lines without having to worry about reciprocity. Gun Owners of America has kept me posted about the concealed carry recognition bill and many other pieces of legislation. I urge you to contact your legislator about concealed carry recognition bill and give your support to Gun Owners of America.  Concealed carry legislation is important to you even if you don’t carry concealed right now, please contact lawmakers and let them know that you support this great legislation.