On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) joined U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) and 42 of their Republican colleagues in introducing the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. The legislation would allow Wisconsin concealed carry permit holders to exercise those rights in any other state that allows concealed carry, while abiding by that state’s laws. The legislation protects states’ rights while allowing law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights away from home.
The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act allows law-abiding citizens to exercise their fundamental right to self-defense while traveling or temporarily living away from home. It allows individuals with concealed carry privileges in their home state to conceal carry in any other state that also allows concealed carry. State-issued concealed carry permits are treated like driver’s licenses where a person can use their home state’s license to drive in another state, but must obey that state’s speed limit laws.
At the same time, the bill doesn’t establish national standards for concealed carry and does not provide for a national concealed carry permit.