February 3, 2023

Young, Colleagues Introduce Concealed-Carry Reciprocity Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and 44 of his Senate colleagues introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would allow individuals with concealed carry privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state that allows concealed carry, while still abiding by that state’s laws.

 

“The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act will protect the constitutional rights of Hoosier gun owners by ensuring any individual who legally owns a gun in Indiana can transport or possess the firearm legally in other states without fear of prosecution,” said Senator Young.

 

The legislation is also cosponsored by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), John Kennedy (R-La.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.), Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), James Risch (R-Idaho), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Katie Britt (R-Ala.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska).

 

Background on the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act:

 

  • Allows individuals with concealed carry privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state with concealed carry laws
  • Treats state-issued concealed carry permits like drivers’ licenses where an individual can use their home-state license to drive in another state, but must abide by that other state’s speed limit or road laws
  • Protects state sovereignty by not establishing a national standard for concealed carry

 

This legislation is endorsed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the National Rifle Association.

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