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Congressional Authority to Pass Concealed Carry Reciprocity Legislation

13 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2016 Last revised: 26 Aug 2017

Clayton E. Cramer

College of Western Idaho

Date Written: December 27, 2016

Abstract

Congress is considering passage of national concealed carry legislation requiring all states to recognize concealed weapon licenses issued by any state, rather like the way that every state recognizes driver’s licenses issued by another state. Are there any constitutional problems with such legislation? What practical problems might result? This paper seeks to answer those questions.

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Cramer, Clayton E., Congressional Authority to Pass Concealed Carry Reciprocity Legislation (December 27, 2016). Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2890681 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2890681

Clayton E. Cramer (Contact Author)

College of Western Idaho ( email )

5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa, ID 83687
United States

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