The handgun carried concealed by the law-abiding person is to self-defense against potentially homicidal criminals as a fire extinguisher is to flames: a life-saving emergency rescue tool that allows the ordinary person to hold the line against death or horrible injury until the professionals can get there to deal with the matter.
The fire extinguisher in your car can go with you anywhere in the country. The handgun in your holster cannot. Many states do not reciprocate and recognize carry permits the way they do marriage licenses and drivers’ licenses.
A bill has languished in Congress, which will never pass when the Democrats take over the House with their new majority in January. (If you doubt that, check out the DNC’s national platform.) Donald Trump and pretty much the Republican Party promised us support for carry reciprocity to get our votes in 2016. The time, obviously, is now.
Concealed carry has saved countless lives. It will save many more with national reciprocity. Please, reach out to your elected representatives in Washington and urge them to get going on this at this last minute. The bill is H.R. 38 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/38 . You’ll find phone numbers and many more details at this link, thanks to Attorney Roger Katz at www.thetruthaboutguns.com :