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Old 02-14-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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I am currently working on a research paper in a Judicial Process class on federal firearms regulations. My topic, specifically, is: "Should a concealed carrying weapons permit from one state carry over to all 50 states in the United States of America?" I am not sure of the current rule on this in the USA and I wanted to be sure I would be able to get 10 pages out of it. Does anyone know the rules on this? Thanks.

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Old 02-14-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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You can get ten volumes out of this subject.

No, there is not necessarily reciprocity between states with handgun permits. New York, for example, has no reciprocity with any other state.

One could build the argument that handgun carry permits should be valid from state to state since driver's licenses are recognized from state to state.

One could also build the argument that firearm permits are, on their face, unconstitutional.

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Reciprocity will be a key term for you to search.

http://www.usacarry.com/concealed_carry_permit_reciprocity_maps.html

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Well, going beyond (and before) reciprocity, I would look to Article 4 of the US Constitution.

Article. IV.Section. 1.
Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.

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HR 822 is a National Right To Carry bill that I believe is fully supported by the NRA. Check out the NRA-ILA site and you can probably find more than enough info to meet your needs.

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We cannot carry in several states even if we have a ccw. Tourists in NYC are constently being arrested for carrying a gun. In Illinois, they do not give their citizens any right to carry. If you carry a gun into California, you could likely end up in jail, especially if your gun holds more then 10 rounds. I'm not sure about D.C. and New Jersey, they are hostile towards gun owners so I would not surprise me if a outstanding citizen with a ccw from out of state ended up in prison.
Everyone of these examples are violations of the 2nd Amendment, yet no one seems to be able to do anything about it. You can't take it to the Supreme Court when a few of the judges are antigun, and both the President, and much of congress are antigun so it is very likely to continue.

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I have always found it crazy that having a Florida CCW let's me carry in over 30 states, but if I go to one of the "Nazi" states I will be jailed. Isn't it funny how I suddenly become a danger when not in those 30 plus states!

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