A letter sent to Congressional leadership last week, from Attorney General Tim Fox is urging Congress to pass legislation establishing nationwide reciprocity for concealed weapon permits. That means if you have a weapons permit in Montana you can carry a concealed weapon in any other state that allows concealed weapons.

The bill would allow concealed carry permits to be recognized in all 50 states, regardless of where they were issued.

“Individuals who obtain concealed carry permits are, by and large, the most responsible gun owners in our communities,” said Attorney General Tim Fox. “Self-defense is the primary reason to obtain a concealed carry permit, and is a central component of the Second Amendment. Nationwide reciprocity for concealed carry permits would provide our nation’s most responsible gun owners the assurance that their right to self-defense under the Second Amendment is recognized, regardless of which state they are in.”

Right now, ten states currently refuse to recognize out-of-state concealed carry permits.

They are California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island.


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