Calls on Congress to Stop Concealed Weapons Legislation

Vista, CA — Today, Mike Levin, Democratic candidate for Congress, issued the following statement condemning Congressman Darrell Issa’s support of the so-called “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act” and called on Congress to stop the legislation from becoming law:

“Darrell Issa put the priorities of his cronies at the National Rifle Association ahead of the well-being of Californians by voting to advance the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.  This legislation — the NRA’s top legislative priority — will threaten public safety by forcing states with strong concealed carry laws to honor permits from states with weak or non-existent laws.

Congress must act now to keep this dangerous bill from becoming the law of the land.

The people of Southern California deserve a representative whose top priority is the safety and security of his constituents rather than a puppet controlled by the NRA.”

Yesterday, Issa joined 18 other Republicans in advancing the so-called “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act” from the House Judiciary Committee to be considered by the full House of Representatives. The bill passed 19-11 in a party-line vote.

If enacted, the proposed policy would would force states that allow carrying concealed weapons to recognize concealed-carry permits issued in other states. An individual with a photo ID and a concealed-carry permit from any state would be able to carry a weapon legally in any state allowing concealed-carry.

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