U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Illinois) is co-sponsoring legislation that would allow someone with a valid concealed carry permit in one state to legally carry in another state.
“The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act (HR 2959) is pretty simple,” Shimkus said. “If you can legally carry in Illinois – now that we have finally started issuing concealed carry permits – you should be allowed to carry in other states.
“The other state’s rules regarding when and where you can carry would obviously have to be followed, but you wouldn’t have to worry about driving into Indiana or Kentucky or Missouri and instantly not being in compliance with that state’s law.”
The bill currently has 131 bipartisan cosponsors.
Shimkus added, “This bill does not establish a federal permit or registry or anything like that. It just says that one state’s permit is good in another state, similar to your driver’s license.”
The National Rifle Association strongly supports the legislation, Shimkus said.