On December 6, 201 7, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 38, the “National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act,” by a vote of 231-198 (only six Democrats voted for the bill; 14 Republicans voted against it). This dangerous legislation, which was drafted by the National Rifle Association, would force states with strong gun laws to honor concealed carry permits from states with weak laws. That would allow individuals with a history of violence (e.g., domestic abusers, the dangerous mentally ill, substance abusers, etc.) to carry guns in public in all 50 states.
To add insult to injury, Republicans pushed H.R. 38 through the House on a day when scores of survivors of gun violence from across the country (including survivors of the recent Las Vegas shooting) had traveled to Capitol Hill for a hearing, press conference, and the National Vigil to End Gun Violence at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
The danger presented by H.R. 38 cannot be overstated. It would also allow individuals who are prohibited from getting a concealed carry permit in their home state to visit another state with weaker laws to get a permit. Additionally, it would make it nearly impossible for law enforcement officers to verify concealed carry permits from other states. H.R. 38 would even allow gun-toters to sue police officers for checking their permits!
CREDO has launched a petition aimed at stopping H.R. 38 cold in the Senate. It already has more than 30,000 signatures. We need to build it up so that it has a powerful impact when delivered to Senators.
Please click the following link to sign and share the CREDO petition opposing H.R. 38:
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Thank you for helping to defeat this immoral legislation that would allow violent people to carry guns around us and our families against our democratic will.