Budd Sends Letter Opposing Removal of Concealed Carry Reciprocity

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Washington, December 21, 2017 | comments
The Second Amendment helps protect our other liberties as Americans, and I believe that it should be protected. This letter makes a strong statement--gun laws will not be expanded in the House without protecting the national concealed carry rights of law-abiding gun owners.
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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Representative Ted Budd and 39 co-signers sent a letter to House Republican leadership expressing opposition to bringing the Fix NICs act up for a vote without attaching national concealed carry reciprocity.  Conservatives have expressed concerns that the bill will come back to the House without national concealed carry.  

“The Second Amendment helps protect our other liberties as Americans, and I believe that it should be protected.  This letter makes a strong statement--gun laws will not be expanded in the House without protecting the national concealed carry rights of law-abiding gun owners.  There is no need for a Republican Congress to pass a bill to expand the NICS system without getting something in return.  This letter will help ensure that we do.  I’m grateful to Gun Owners of America, and Grassroots North Carolina for their efforts on our behalf, and I hope that the Senate will hold a vote on national concealed carry reciprocity soon.”  

Additional signatures to the letter include Reps. Warren Davidson (R-OH), Sam Johnson (R-TX), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Neal Dunn (R-FL), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Jeff Duncan (R-SC),  Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Andy Biggs (R-AZ),  Phil Roe (R-TN), Jody Hice (R-GA), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Robert Wittman (R-VA),  Ralph Norman (R-SC), Greg Gianforte (R-MT), Alex Mooney (R-WV), Keith Rothfus (R-PA), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Robert Pittenger (R-NC), Scott Perry (R-PA), Brian Babin (R-TX), Joe Barton (R-TX), Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), Dave Brat (R-VA), John Carter (R-TX), Andy Harris (R-MD), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Raul Labrador (R-ID), Roger Williams (R-TX), Randy Weber (R-TX), Steve Pearce (R-NM), Jim Banks (R-IN), Todd Rokita (R- IN), Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Robert Latta (R-OH), Adrian Smith (R-NE), and Tom Graves (R-GA).  
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