Don’t Let Congress Force Concealed Carry on States

Target: Bob Goodlatte, Chair of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary

Goal: Oppose the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (HR 38).

States might soon lose the ability to enforce bans on carrying firearms in public. Under a bill currently before Congress, gun owners would be allowed to carry a concealed firearm anywhere in the country as long as they have a permit in their own state. While supporters argue this law could cut down on confusion for gun carriers, critics argue it could make it next to impossible for states to effectively enforce their own laws.

If this bill passes, “you’d have a situation where somebody could come from Arizona, where there is no permit required at all to carry a gun, and that person’s Arizona residency would override California law and allow anybody with an Arizona driver’s license or resident card to carry a loaded gun in the state,” said Peter Ambler, executive director of Americans for Responsible Solutions.

If you believe states should be allowed to decide whether they want guns on their streets, sign this petition demanding Congress kill this bill.


Dear Mr. Goodlatte,

The U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary is expected to see HR 38 before the end of the year. HR 38 would erode state rights by forcing the entire country to become one big concealed carry zone. Specifically, under this bill, gun owners would be allowed to carry a concealed firearm anywhere in the country as long as they have a permit in their own state. This would apply to states like Arizona, where there are no restrictions on concealed carry. In other words, somebody with an Arizona driver’s license could carry a concealed firearm anywhere in the country.

This would be a major blow to state rights, not to mention making it even harder for individual states to make progress on gun control. Respect the states, and oppose this bill.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman

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  1. The USA need MORE GUN control! Not making it easier for people to carry guns without anybody being aware of it! WE NEED TO GET RID OF THE GUNS NOW! Haven’t enough people died due to guns?!

  2. Robert Ortiz says:

    It will only make an already unstable and dangerous scoiety even more dangerous. We need stricter gun control laws and bans on semi automatic assault rifles. As far as anything even more powerful than that, those weapons should either be in possession of the military, or melted down and further of those weapons production ceased forever. Too many deaths and too much seetrcution has been caused by guns not to mention the emotional suffering by those that have lost loved ones. The gun play must stop!

  3. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    impossible to get a gun. you’ll have to commit or attempt suicide the hardway by knives, drugs, drownings, and hanging. stop saving lives of adults and deal with abolishing weapons.

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