By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney trumpeted her support for the Second Amendment’s right for Americans to bear arms this week as she co-sponsored legislation that would expand the rights of people with concealed weapons permits.
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would allow people with state-issued concealed carry licenses or permits to carry a concealed weapon in any other state, provided they follow the laws of that state.
“I will always protect and defend our Second Amendment rights,” Cheney said. “This legislation will safeguard law-abiding citizens as they travel across state lines, and ensure that their constitutional rights are not infringed upon by burdensome technicalities. I…will continue working to combat any attempts to violate the rights of the people of Wyoming to keep and bear arms.”
Cheney has co-sponsored the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act in previous years. In December 2017, the bill passed in the U.S. House by a vote of 231-198, yet was not taken up in the U.S. Senate.