Rep. Cliff Stearns on National Carry Reciprocity Bill

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Congressman Cliff Stearns of Florida talks with Ginny Simone about the future of H.R. 822, the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. Rep. Stearns is the sponsor of the bill in the House, and Senator John Thune of South Dakota is sponsoring the companion bill in the Senate. Stearns says right-to-carry is a Constitutional right based on Supreme Court decisions like the Heller case, and states should recognize other states' permits similar to the way drivers' licenses are treated. However, the measure also allows states to customize their carry policies individually. H.R. 822 has passed through committee, and Stearns says he believes a vote on the bill before the full House should take place before Thanksgiving. Originally aired 10/27/11.