The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (CCR) is a measure that requires each state to honor a concealed carry permit issued by another state regardless of local permitting restrictions. According to this law, New Jersey would be forced to abide by the weakest gun laws in the nation. The NRA wants to force all 50 states to recognize the decisions other states make about who can carry a gun in public – even rock-bottom standards that allow people who have never passed a background check or had any safety training whatsoever. And there’s nothing our state will be able to do about it.
This bill has passed in the House of Representatives and has been received in the Senate, where it has 38 co-sponsors. At the urging of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Leonia Action Alliance, Leonia stood with other towns in Bergen County and the majority of the American people to register its opposition to this dangerous bill. We thank the Mayor and Council for their support!