This will be fantastic and I think it has much broader implications that Rep. Hudson and the CCW crowd is letting on. Rep. Hudson suggests the Bill won't apply to people that come from states that don't allow concealed carry, but that's actually not true. Here's a link to the text of the Bill: http://dailycaller.c...Rep.-Hudson.pdf According to the language of the proposed Bill, all states that have laws that allow for concealed carry must honor the CCP issued by any other state. Since all states (except for Vermont [see below]), have laws that allow concealed carry, the law would be binding. Here's the key part of the Bill for us:
"[A] person who is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm, who is carrying a valid identification document containing a photograph of the person, and  who is carrying a valid license or permit which is issued pursuant to the law of a State and which permits the person to carry a concealed firearm or  is entitled to carry a concealed firearm in the State in which the person resides, 18 may possess or carry a concealed handgun (other than a 19 machinegun or destructive device)
As written, there are two types of people: (1) any person that is carrying a valid license or permit to carry a concealed firearm in "a" state, or (2) or is entitled to carry a concealed firearm in the state in which the person resides. So, if you have a license from any state authorizing you to carry concealed, it's good in any state including new york. The first category is the only one that matters for us. This appears to mean that anyone who holds a state issued carrying permit does not include a provision that the person be a resident of the issuing state. So, if I were to apply by mail for a concealed carry permit in Arizona, New Hampshire, Nevada, Utah or Virginia (states that will issue to non-residents by mail and, in the case of New Hampshire, without requiring the applicant to have a CCW from the state where they reside), then I would have a right to carry in New York. This bypasses the whole need to get an permit to possess a handgun, let alone carry in New York. Moreover, a state cannot constitutionally ban all private ownership of handguns or CCW. They get around this by requiring us to apply for and show a need for a permit, which they don't approve.
This is really great news if we can get a law like this through congress. Hopefully, this won't go be modified to include language that would say that the permit has to be issued the state where the person resides. By adding that language, everyone would be allowed to carry in New York, but New York residents won't be able to carry under New York's unconstitutional regime. The Bill, as written now, does not do this! It's a beautiful, sweet bill that I would hug and kiss if passed as is.
Note 1: For those of you that are interested. The second category of person "who is entitled to carry a firearm in the state in which that person resides" appears to be intended for the benefit of a Vermont resident because Vermont wisely does not issue permits since Vermont respects our right to defend ourselves and you don't need a "permit" or a "license" to exercise a fundamental, constitutionally protected right.
Note 2: New Hampshire allows applications for CCW by non-residents through mail regardless of whether the applicant has a CCW in the state where they reside. In June, the New Hampshire Supreme Court issued a great decision on this issue, holding that NH administrative regulations requiring a non-residentto show that they have a CCW permit in the state where they reside in order to get a NH CCW are invalid because they adopt other state's laws that exceed the requirement for a permit under NH law. In particular, the Court noted that a NJ resident cannot be denied a CCW permit from New Jersey because they can't get one from their state which makes it impossible for residents to get a CCW. So, if you pass a routine background check, you get a CCW from New Hamphire (which will issue by mail). Under the Reciprocity Bill, we get to carry in New York.