National concealed carry permit reciprocity has passed the House in the form of HB 38, and the bill is now in the lap of the Senate. Allowing law-abiding American citizens a provision to carry loaded, concealed handguns nationwide to protect themselves and their loved ones is a great leap forward for gun owners’ civil rights, and will undoubtedly save lives.
The Prohibitionists, of course, are up in arms and blathering their usual predictions (which never come true) of blood running in the streets, and seasoning the blather with some real whopper-level lies. The National Shooting Sports Foundation shares the truth, here.
Paired with national reciprocity is the “fix NICS” element, designed to improve the background check function to keep prohibited persons such as convicted criminals from purchasing firearms. Many on the pro-gun side, perhaps conditioned to reflexively oppose any regulations that can be seen as gun control, are complaining about it. NSSF – totally pro-gun, and very much in touch with the mood on Capitol Hill – has this to say about that.