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Gun Rights Watch: What To Expect In 2017

by Harold Hutchinson | The Daily Caller  |  Published on January 6, 2017

What can Second Amendment supporters look forward to this coming year? There’s a lot of good – but there could also be some bad as well. Here’s our rundown.

Schumer in the Senate

Let’s get the bad news out of the way. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is the Senate Minority Leader, and he has 48 Democrats. This is more than enough to sustain filibusters of Supreme Court nominees or pro-Second Amendment legislation. Prior to the 2016 election, his number one goal was a “progressive” Supreme Court that would overturn the Heller decision, among others. The most dangerous place in DC is to be between Charles Schumer and a television camera – and he takes advantage of the media very well.

On the bright side, there will be a lot of those 48 Democrats running for re-election in states President-elect Trump carried.

National Reciprocity

Your driver’s license is recognized in all fifty states. If you’re married, all fifty states recognize it. So, why shouldn’t your concealed carry permit be recognized in all fifty states?

At least one national reciprocity bill, H.R. 38, has been introduced. As has been mentioned earlier, the first step has to be getting the national reciprocity. Once this bill is passed, we can always go back and improve the situation some more.

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