Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn has introduced S.446 the “Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.” The legislation, according to a press release from Cornyn’s office, will “allow those with concealed carry privileges in their home states to exercise those rights in states with similar laws.”
The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 aims to make concealed carry permits more like driver’s licenses, proponents argue. Instead of a patchwork of reciprocity deals from state to state, Cornyn’s bill would make most state-issued permits universally accepted.
Massachusetts has the second lowest firearm death rate in the nation, behind Hawaii. We cannot allow a state with a higher death rate to dictate gun regulations to us.
Urge our senators to speak out against this dangerous legislation that would allow people without permits from other states to carry concealed weapons in our state and across the country.
SCRIPT: My name is [name] and I am calling as a concerned citizen regarding S.446. I would like to urge [name] to oppose this legislation and allow states to regulate according to their own gun safety laws.
Senator Warren can be reached at:
Boston: (617) 565-3170
Washington: (202) 224-4543
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Republican support for this bill is strong. For a complete list of GOP senators and their contacts visit https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/