Demand Action on “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act” – As we previously reported, in Nov., the ongoing effort to fully vindicate the fundamental, individual right to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense took a major step forward with House passage of H.R. 822, the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011.” The bill, sponsored by Reps. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), which has 245 cosponsors, was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 272-154. Though several amendments were offered to undermine the bill’s protections, thankfully, every one of these amendments was soundly defeated by an overwhelming bipartisan vote. The bill was then sent to the Senate, where it remains. Since November, the Senate has failed to take any significant action on the bill.