Approximately 8,000 hate crimes a year involve a firearm—more than 20 each day. And reports indicate that hate crimes are on the rise. But in most of the United States, there is no law prohibiting people convicted of violent hate crimes from having guns.
Senator John Cornyn’s (R-TX) concealed carry reciprocity legislation (S.446) would force each state to recognize concealed carry permits from every other state, overriding each state’s core laws on who is too dangerous to carry guns in public or even to possess guns at all. Law enforcement overwhelmingly opposes this legislation, which would put police in danger for doing their jobs.