Opposing harmful legislation backed by the gun lobby
Giffords opposes a dangerous bill backed by the gun lobby that would allow any eligible person to purchase a firearm and carry concealed handguns in public without a permit, while also eliminating the ban on guns in K-12 schools. Wisconsinites would also be impacted by a gun lobby-backed bill currently under consideration in Congress. This legislation, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, would force each state to accept the concealed carry laws of every other state, even if their standards for carrying a loaded, hidden gun in public are weaker. Giffords is working with Congressional leaders and Wisconsin stakeholders to highlight the public safety risks Wisconsin would face from federally mandated concealed carry reciprocity.
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