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Press Release

November 16, 2011

Rep. Susan Davis Opposes Concealed Handgun Bill

 

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) opposed legislation in the House of Representatives that would undermine a state’s right to set its own standards for issuing concealed handgun permits.

National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act passed the House on a vote of 272-154

“Congress should be focused on creating jobs,” said Davis. “Instead the House is considering this bill that could force states to follow the concealed handgun standards of other states.  The American people can’t wait.  They want action on jobs legislation not guns.”

The bill would limit a state's right to control firearms within its own borders by forcing them to accept permits from states with more relaxed standards.  This would undercut a state’s flexibility to ensure public safety and the safety of law enforcement officers.

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