Florida Congressman Richard Nugent recently proposed a law that mandates that all states must honor concealed carry permits of other states. Texas Senator John Cornyn has proposed a similar law. But concealed carry reciprocity is dangerous—it lowers state and national gun safety standards.
“Instead of imposing Florida’s dangerous gun policies, which have contributed to its extremely high firearm fatality rate of 11.9 per 100,000 gun death rate, Congress should look to states like urban industrial Massachusetts with its effective gun laws and low, 3.1 per 100,000 gun death rate. Massachusetts, California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and other states have proven that reasonable restrictions, especially when issuing concealed handgun permits, save lives from preventable gun violence,” writes John Rosenthal in a piece for The Huffington Post.