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May 14, 2012

Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting me about the Respecting States’ Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this important issue.

The Respecting States’ Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (S. 2213) was introduced on March 20, 2012, and was referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. This bill would allow citizens who are allowed to carry concealed weapons in their state of residence to also carry a weapon in any state that does not prohibit concealed weapons. Citizens in states that do not require permits for concealed carry would be allowed to carry their weapons, without a permit, in states that otherwise do require permits.

North Carolina grants concealed carry permits on a “shall-issue” basis, meaning an applicant must only meet a specified set of criteria. North Carolina automatically recognizes concealed carry permits issued in any other state, and North Carolina concealed carry permits are currently recognized in 36 states.

Though I do not sit on the Judiciary Committee, I pledge to keep your thoughts on this issue in mind should I have the opportunity to vote on the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act.  My family, like the great state of North Carolina, has a long tradition of hunting and gun ownership, and I take great pride in that heritage.

Again, thank you for contacting my office. It is truly an honor to represent North Carolina in the United States Senate, and I hope you will not hesitate to contact me in the future should you have any further questions or concerns. If you would like to stay informed on my work in the Senate, you can sign up for my e-newsletter, follow me on Twitter at @SenatorHagan, or visit my Facebook page.

Sincerely,

Kay R. Hagan

Please do not reply to this email. Instead, if you have further questions, please visit www.hagan.senate.gov and fill out my web form for your inquiry. Thank you.

      
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DRenegade
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9 years ago

Kay Hagan is the best reason why North Carolina needs to amend its state constitution to allow a recall mechanism for our “elected” officials.