WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today introduced an amendment to S. 2363, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2014, to ensure concealed carry privileges are reciprocal in states with similar laws. The amendment mirrors legislation Sen. Cornyn introduced earlier this year, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.
“This bill strengthens two of our nation’s most fundamental rights, ensuring law-abiding gun owners can lawfully carry their weapons into like-minded states, while respecting the rights of states to adopt laws that are best-suited for the people of that state. This is an important affirmation of the Second Amendment and one that has been a top priority of law-abiding gun owners in Texas for some time. It is time to get this done.”
The amendment would treat state-issued concealed carry permits like drivers’ licenses, allowing law-abiding citizens with concealed carry privileges to concealed carry in any other states that also permit it by law.