After the shooting of Senate Majority Whip Steve Scalise by a leftwing psycho, Congress is beginning to move on giving themselves the right to defend themselves from these attackers.
The Washington Free Beacon reports that while Congress is considering passing a bill that would allow its members to carry a concealed weapon throughout the nation, the move only became possible because of the six month effort of Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) in garnering 200 member support of a national reciprocity legislation, said Breitbart.
Hudson’s bill, the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (CCRA), would make the concealed carry permit of one state valid in the other 49 states. It would also enable residents from permitless carry states to carry a gun for self-defense in the other 49 states if they have proof of residency in a permitless carry state.”
This brings the motion very close to the 218 members needed for its Congressional approval.
On the motion to arm congressmen, the Beacon writes that, “Rep. Brian Babin (R., Texas) introduced the legislation on Tuesday…the legislation would enable certified members of Congress to carry a concealed weapon ‘in nearly every conceivable scenario,’ according to information released by Babin’s office.
“The legislation would supersede any other state or federal concealed carry laws, meaning that lawmakers would still enjoy the privilege even if secondary laws state otherwise. This is particularly significant, as the District of Columbia has notoriously strict gun laws that have complicated similar efforts in the past.”
These two bills mark a tremendous reversal of decades of anti-concealment laws and reaffirms the importance of the 2nd Amendment in protecting the lives of American citizens.
What do you think?