On January 3, Congressman Richard Hudson (R-NC) introduced legislation, H.R. 38 to grant national reciprocity for Americans who can carry concealed firearms in their home states.
After years of discussion and negotiation, Hudson’s new bill, H.R. 38, unifies the major components of the Second Amendment community and has the strong support of both GOA and the NRA.
The Richard Hudson bill would ensure that victims of crime like Pennsylvania concealed carry holder Shaneen Allen do not face decades of imprisonment merely because they took an erroneous turn into another state. It would cut through the labyrinth in which 50 different sets of rules create an incomprehensible jumble which even lawyers cannot understand.
As it stands today, law-abiding Americans who want to drive from Florida to northern New England are confronted by up to 15 different sets of state laws. You can cross a state line in an instant and frequently without warning. Not being able to distinguish between the laws of New Hampshire, New Jersey, and New York can mean the difference between lawful conduct and a twenty-year prison sentence.
The Hudson bill also benefits citizens of anti-gun states who hold permits from pro-gun states. A gun owner living in California, New Jersey, or New York yet holds a carry permit in Utah, he or she would be able to carry a firearm in any state in the country!
The Richard Hudson reciprocity bill would make America constitutionally correct regarding the 2nd Amendment by allowing Americans to exercise their God-given right to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.”