The U.S. House of Representatives is voting on a bill called the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act,” which would require all states to accept concealed handgun carry permits from every other state, even if the permit holder would not be allowed to carry or even possess a handgun in the state where he or she is traveling. This would effectively reduce the gun laws in all states to the “lowest common denominator” of the states with the weakest laws on carrying concealed weapons.
Because we know that firearms and domestic violence are a deadly combination, it is important for advocates and allies to speak out against this bill, as it will inevitably create broader access to firearms for batterers and will put more victims at risk of being killed.
Please take the time to contact your U.S. Representative. Urge them to OPPOSE the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act. You can find the name and contact information for your Representative by visiting http://www.votesmart.org and entering your address.
When each Representative’s office answers the phone, say:
You may also make the following points:
Thank you for taking time to contact your Representative on this important issue. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Smith at [email protected] or by phone at 404-209-0280, ext. 15.