That’s what could happen if supporters of a bill in the House Bill 822 have their way.
Ambiguously called the “National Reciprocity Act,” HB 822 would require all states to honor any concealed weapon permit issued by any other state.
Put another way: the barrier for obtaining a concealed weapon permit and using it anywhere in the country would drop to whatever is the lowest standard available.
Put even another way: Nevada would be told what to do by not only the Federal government but any other state too.
The reason Nevada ended concealed weapon permit reciprocity agreements with Utah and Florida was precisely because when those states changed their laws we deemed them to be too lax.
If the gun lobby has their way we’ll lose all ability to decide what standards should be to carry a concealed weapon in Nevada.
Some states allow people convicted of assault, domestic abusers, drug addicts, stalkers, people with violent arrest records, and people with zero training who have never even touched a gun before to carry concealed weapons.
We don’t need this in Nevada.
Brian Fadie is the Executive Director at ProgressNow Nevada. Connect with him on Twitter @bfades.