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18LTR-CCCR on Apr 26, 2018

Letter: Press release on bill S.446 sponsored by 40 Senators
Source: Press release on bill S.446 sponsored by 40 Senators
Press release in support: Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) cosponsored legislation to allow law-abiding citizens with concealed carry privileges to take firearms across state lines. Hyde-Smith has added her support to the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (S.446), which would allow qualified individuals to carry a concealed handgun into another state in accordance with that state's laws. Concealed carry permits are not transferrable between states under current law.

"For law-abiding gun owners with concealed carry permits, this legislation would affirm their ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights in other states with right-to-carry laws," Hyde-Smith said. "This is sensible legislation that recognizes states' authority to issue firearms licenses and permits, while supporting the rights of gun owners."

Boston Globe Op-Ed (12/14/17) in opposition, by Mayor Marty Walsh: We're grateful for the common-sense laws that help us do our jobs. We will fight any national policy that threatens to send us backward. That includes a bill called the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. It would force each state to recognize the concealed-carry standards of every other state, even those with dramatically weaker standards for who can get their hands on a gun. Given that the gun lobby has blocked the creation of a national database, it would be extremely difficult for local police to determine whether those out-of-state permits were even legitimate. Law enforcement all over the country strongly opposes this legislation.

If the US Senate passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity, people from other states who have criminal histories, who would never pass a background check in Massachusetts, would be able to carry a loaded, concealed gun into our neighborhoods. We know this is a bad idea. Our police officers, our neighbors, and the responsible gun owners of Boston agree.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Question 10: Absolute right to gun ownership Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Gun Control
  • Headline: Reciprocity across state lines for concealed carry (Score: 2)

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John Barrasso s1sWY Republican Jr Senator 
Roy Blunt s1sMissouri Republican (until 2010) 
John Boozman s1sAR Republican Jr Senator 
Shelley Moore Capito s1sWest Virginia Republican (Senate run 2014) 
Bill Cassidy s1sLA Republican Senator 
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Orrin Hatch s1sUT Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2018) 
Dean Heller s1sNevada Republican (Resigned 2011) 
John Hoeven s1sND Former Republican Governor (2000-2010) 
Cindy Hyde-Smith s1sMS Republican Mississippi U. S. Senator 
Johnny Isakson s1sGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Ron Johnson s1sWI Republican Sr Senator 
John Neely Kennedy s1sLA Republican Senate Challenger 
James Lankford s1sOK Republican Senate challenger 
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