An issue that will serve to strengthen our 2nd amendment rights is working its way through both the state and federal legislative process. On the national level S 498 would give individuals that possess concealed carry permits in their home state those rights in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry. This bill currently has twenty seven cosponsors.
Similar bills have been introduced in the House of Representatives - HR 986, HR 402, HR 923. All of these have been introduced by Republican Congressmen and have a number of cosponsors.
On the state level Sen. Gerald Allen sponsored a bill that would allow law-abiding citizens to carry loaded hand guns in their vehicles without the need to pay for a concealed carry permit. This bill passed the senate with only four dissenting votes.