Dear Mr. (Dannytheman)
Thank you for contacting me about the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 822). I appreciate hearing from you.
Like many Pennsylvanians, I have long been a supporter of Second Amendment rights. They are of fundamental importance to our nation, and I believe that Americans have a personal, constitutional right to self-protection and to engage in recreational activities involving firearms. In fact, during my previous tenure in the House of Representatives (1999-2005), my record of supporting gun owners' rights earned me an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association.
As you may know, H.R. 822 passed the House of Representatives on November 16, 2011 by a vote of 272 to 154. Among its provisions, this measure would require all states to honor concealed weapons permits issued by another state. H.R. 822 currently awaits consideration in the Senate. Please be assured that I will keep your views about this legislation in mind as this measure progresses through the legislative process.
Thank you again for your correspondence. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of assistance.