North Carolina Republican Congressman Richard Hudson believes that President-elect Donald Trump will work in favor of passing the national concealed carry reciprocity bill that was proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives last week.
Hudson sponsored the bill and is looking forward to working with President-elect Trump to articulate the bill and eliminate any possible problems that could hinder the passage of it.
“We’ve got a president now who campaigned on this issue. Donald Trump’s committed to Second Amendment rights, particularly with concealed carry,” Hudson said.
Rep. Hudson admits he does have some reservations about the bill passing in the Senate, but he remains positive.
“With 10 Democrat senators running for reelection in states that Donald Trump carried, I think the president can be a huge help in terms of getting this through the Senate and to his desk,” Hudson said.
The bill, HR 38, would allow gun owners holding valid photo IDs and concealed handgun permits to carry in all states across the country. Lawmakers remain hopeful that they will be able to clarify the perplexing current laws that are in place in the U.S. on this issue.
“That’s why it’s so important we get this concealed carry reciprocity done, to protect law-abiding citizens who are trying to do the right thing,” Hudson said.