Federal Legislative Action: Oppose the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

This legislation is a top priority of the National Rifle Association. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would allow the lowest standards on concealed weapons to prevail. States would be required to allow people from states with lower standards to carry concealed firearms without following more stringent regulations. This legislation would prevent Washington state from fully enforcing appropriate gun safety standards. It will make it easier for dangerous people to carry loaded, concealed guns in our state. Every major law enforcement association opposes this bill because of its threat to public safety. The House of Representatives has passed this bill, and the Senate is expected to take up this same bill this year.

ACTION:

Call Senator Maria Cantwell (206) 220-6400

Call Senator Patty Murray (206) 553-5545

Script:

My name is ________, and I am a member of Olympia Indivisible. I am calling to urge Senator _______ to oppose the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. This legislation would prevent our state from fully enforcing appropriate gun safety standards. Please stand against gun violence and reject the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. In light of the devastating mass shootings we have seen recently, it is important that we not weaken gun safety standards. That is why every major law enforcement agency has opposed this bill. Thank you.

This action is from Olympia Indivisible’s weekly Call to Action. Be sure to go to their website for more on the actions, upcoming events and for their latest Research Report.  Also find them on Facebook.