U.S. Law Shield and Texas Law Shield support the “Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013” (H.R. 2959) introduced in the U.S. House by Reps. Richard Nugent (R-Fla.) and Jim Matheson (D-Utah).
It would allow any person who is not prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm under federal law and who has a valid concealed firearm permit, to carry a concealed handgun in any state that issues its own residents permits to carry concealed firearms.
H.R. 2959 would not create a federal licensing system, nor authorize the federal government to interfere with the powers of the states to set standards for the issuance of carry permits, nor establish federal standards for carry permits, nor override state laws that recognized the right to carry firearms without a permit.
Rather, it would simply require the states to recognize each others’ carry permits, much like drivers’ licenses.
Currently, H.R. 2959 has 181 cosponsors, and two Law Shield states, Texas (24) and Florida (14) lead in the number of representatives who have already co-sponsored the bill.
Please click here to see if your representative has cosponsored H.R. 2959. If your representative is not a current cosponsor of H.R. 2959, please encourage him or her to become one.