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Your Right To Self-Defense Shouldn’t End At State Borders

Friday, September 2, 2011

Last week, we reported on H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act Of 2011, and its importance to gun owners. 

We noted that there is now only one state (Illinois) that has no clear legal way for individuals to carry concealed firearms for self-defense, and that 40 states now have permit systems that make it possible for any law-abiding person to obtain a permit, while most of the others have discretionary permit systems. (Vermont has never required a permit.)   H.R. 822 would make a major step forward for gun owners' rights by significantly expanding where those permits are recognized.

This week, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox wrote an interesting and informative op-ed for the Daily Caller on why your right to self-defense shouldn’t end at state borders and why gun owners and their congressmen should support H.R. 822. 

To read the op-ed, please click here.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.