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Sen. John Cornyn Proposes Nationwide Concealed Carry Gun Permits

| by Michael Allen

US Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) proposed a bill last Friday that would allow people with gun permits to carry a concealed firearm in all 50 states.

According to Guns.com, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2014 would basically make concealed carry permits like drivers’ licenses.

“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," said Sen. Cornyn in a press release

"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,” added Sen. Cornyn.

Gun permit holders would still have to obey every state's different law on concealed carry and guns.

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“Just like traffic laws, it’s my responsibility to know as a driver what those laws are going to be in another state,” San Angelo Police Department Assistant Chief Jeff Fant, who supports the measure, told Concho Valley.

“It would make it a little more consistent across the nation and to persons from Texas crossing state lines, and since we do cross state lines quite a bit, especially in the southwest areas and such, it would make it a little easier for citizens that do travel back and forth to carry firearms with them,” added Chief Fant.

Sources: Guns.com, Concho Valley, Cornyn.Senate.Gov