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Thread: Right-to-Carry (RTC)

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    Below is the E-Mail I just received from Mr. Stearns in response to my E-Mail on RTC:


    Dear Mr. Laudenslager:

    Thank you for contacting me regarding HR 861, my Right-to-Carry (RTC)
    Reciprocity Bill. I appreciate your views and welcome the opportunity to

    I believe that a person's right to self-defense should not be limited to
    within a state line. Today, 46 states have laws permitting concealed carry,
    in some circumstances. Thirty-eight states, accounting for two-thirds of the
    U.S. population, have RTC laws. On average, RTC states have 21% lower total
    violent crime, 28% lower murder, 43% lower robbery, and 13% lower aggravated
    assault, compared to the rest of the country. Nine of the 10 states with the
    lowest violent crime rates are RTC states. (Data: FBI.)

    That's why I introduced HR 861 that would allow for a person to carry in all
    50 states if they possesses a valid permit in their home state. These
    individuals will have to obey the concealed weapon laws of the state they
    enter. If the State they are entering does not have concealed weapons laws,
    the national standard provisions in this legislation would dictate the rules
    for carrying concealed weapons in that state. It is important to note this
    bill would not create a federal licensing system. It would merely require
    states to recognize each others` carry permits, just as they recognize
    drivers' licenses and carry permits held by armored car guards. Currently,
    this bill has bipartisan support with 74 cosponsors, and is in the House
    Judiciary Committee.

    Thank you once again for your comments. If I can be of assistance in the
    future on this or any other federal matter, please do not hesitate to
    contact my office again. With kind regards, I am,


    Cliff Stearns
    United States Representative


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    That is Awesome.


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