Given the tragic mass shootings of late, one might assume the backlash from the left against guns to sweep through Congress.
And one would be wrong in that assumption.
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act passed out of the House this week mostly along party lines.
The measure allows anyone with a concealed carry permit to carry legally across all state lines without fear of recriminations for differing regulations.
Naturally, the anti-gun left is in a tizzy over the bill, which means they’ll do everything possible to stop it in the Senate.
But the plain fact of the matter is that a significant number of lives in recent events could have been (and often times are) saved when active shooters are met with a firearm on the other end of the equation.
Here’s more from Redstate…
Gun rights supporters scored a victory today as House Republicans passed the national reciprocity bill that would allow gun owners to legally conceal carry their firearms across state lines if they have a license to do so.
Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act passed 231-198 with all Republicans voting yes, and only six Democrats voting alongside, according to Fox News.
“For the millions of law-abiding citizens who lawfully carry concealed to protect themselves, for conservatives who want to strengthen our Second Amendment rights, and for the overwhelming majority of Americans who support concealed carry reciprocity, Christmas came early,” said Rep. Richard Hudson, (R-N.C.), the bill’s sponsor.
But now the bill will move onto the senate where it will merge with the controversial “Fix NICS” bill, which has been a point of contention between Republican politicians. “Fix NICS” was introduced by Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn, and co-sponsored by well known gun-control advocates Diane Feinstein and Chuck Schumer.