What is the best way to go about doing away with the convoluted maze of agreements between the states regarding CCW permit recognition and reciprocity? Forced national reciprocity would require all 50 States to recognize CCW permits from other States. This will be will be a tough, uphill battle. The usual anti-gun Left-leaning states will oppose it with vigor, based on their blind, ideological hatred and fear of guns. There will be bloodbaths over fender-bender , they will scream, The usual tiresome, unsupported arguments will be re-regurgitated.
Instead of forced reciprocity, some have proposed a “national CCW permit.” I disagree with this approach for a number of reasons. First, any program (or “pro-grumm” as Bill Clinton pronounced it) involving the feds will be expensive, inefficient, and cumbersome. We can also expect to see PC social engineers stick their intrusive noses into the process. What troublesome mischief would ensue!
Secondly, and equally important to consider in a discussion about a national permit, is the problematic fact that national training standards and requirements for the issuance of a national permit would have to be established. Who would set such standards? Under an anti-gun administration, the training standards could, and most likely would, be so difficult and strenuous that very few people could pass it. In effect, very few could get the permit to carry. Bottom line, do NOT let the feds become involved in any aspect of CCW permits.
Lastly, is the idea of Constitutional Carry, As of this writing, 13 states have enacted their own laws that have removed the requirement to obtain a permit in order to carry a concealed firearm in the state. They still issue permits for those who would like one for general I.D. and/or multi-state reciprocity purposes.
Fellow Nevadan Bob Irwin has some good thoughts on the benefits of “Constitutional Carry :
At Semper Firearms Training we encourage you to buy a gun, get trained in how to use it, get a Nevada CCW permit, and continue your firearms training as part of a defensive lifestyle.