Congressman Don Young Cosponsors Bipartisan Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
Washington, March 2, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young has officially cosponsored H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. This bipartisan legislation allows individuals with state-issued concealed carry licenses or permits to conceal a handgun in any other state, provided the permit holder follows the laws of that state.
"Alaska is home to countless law-abiding, responsible gun owners. In our state, gun ownership is a way of life, and an important tool for survival in an unforgiving environment, " said Congressman Don Young. "The fact of the matter is that as Americans, our gun rights do not stop at our states' borders. Nobody questions whether our right to free speech, protection from unreasonable searches and seizures, or safeguards against cruel and unusual punishment continues when we travel to another state, but the Second Amendment is frequently under attack by those who do not understand gun ownership. I am very proud to cosponsor the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. This is a good bill for gun owners and Second Amendment advocates. The bill is simple: it streamlines the bureaucratic mess threatening our gun rights, encourages responsible gun ownership, and protects permit holders from prosecution by a patchwork of confusing and arbitrary laws. In Congress, I will continue working hard to defend our right to keep and bear arms."