House Approves Bill on Concealed Carry Gun Bill

Would allow concealed-carry permit holders to carry handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons

Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on guns in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people.

The House approved the bill, 231-198, largely along party lines. The measure would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed-carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons. It now goes to the Senate.

Republicans said the reciprocity measure, a top priority of the National Rifle Association, would allow gun owners to travel freely between states without worrying about conflicting state laws or civil suits.

Opponents, mostly Democrats, said the bill could endanger public safety by overriding state laws that place strict limits on guns.

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One response to “House Approves Bill on Concealed Carry Gun Bill

  1. I have a CC for Va and FL and think this bill is a waste of time.
    You do not need a CC to keep a gun in your home or use one on a range.

    I think permits must be required and CC applicants screened and registered.
    As if it matters to the violent felons. They could care less.

    Having a CC permit legitimizes those of us who are responsible gun owners ans simply want to protect ourselves.
    I’d prefer they get open carry passed; if a state has CC then they also have open carry.

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