H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017


On January 3, 2017, Congressman Richard Hudson of North Carolina introduced H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. The legislation would allow anyone with a permit from one state to carry hidden, loaded firearms into all other states.

The House passed H.R. 38 this week, making it the first gun bill to receive a vote since the back-to-back mass shootings in Las Vegas and Sutherland, Texas.

The Oath I Took

In 2012 I took an oath at the Arizona Federal Court House. It began, "I, Deedra Abboud, do solemnly swear that I will support the constitution and laws of the United States and the State of Arizona."
I take that oath as seriously today as when I made it five years ago as an attorney, and it is this oath to the United States and to Arizona that propels me forward on my journey toward making Arizona, and our country, a better place.

My Story is the American Story

My story is the quintessential American Story. My journey is your journey.

I was born and raised in Arkansas, the youngest of four girls raised by a single parent. My mom worked two or three jobs to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. I remember her always being tired, so tired. But even three jobs were not enough to afford health insurance, so my mother lived in constant fear, knowing we were one ER visit or serious illness away from being homeless.


Remarks on Donald Trump’s Phoenix Rally

Phoenix, Arizona: August 22, 2017, Arizona Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate, Deedra Abboud released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s Campaign rally:

A Grassroots Victory

Sometimes it feels like an endless uphill battle, a struggle against big business and government business as usual.


Deedra Abboud for U.S. Senate