Should Americans with concealed carry permits be allowed to carry in all states, or would a federal law impinge on states’ rights?
The bill doesn’t negate states rights at all and requires permit holders to follow the concealed carry laws inside the state they are in. https://t.co/gTPnsf3VIE
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) December 7, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 231-198 to pass a bill that would allow concealed carry across state lines.
The House just passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, allowing law-abiding citizens to protect themselves, while enforcing the laws already on the books. pic.twitter.com/dBHDAp4WXs
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) December 6, 2017
Democrats don’t like it:
I am a liberal Democrat and I support #ConcealedCarryReciprocityAct. When I go to Jersey to Trenton, Newark, and Camden, I want my 100% legal firearm with me
— ThePotentBrew (@PotentBrew) December 7, 2017
From Fox News:
But similar Senate legislation still faces an uncertain future, with top Democrats and other gun-control advocates rallying in opposition on Capitol Hill.
“For the millions of law-abiding citizens who lawfully carry concealed to protect themselves, for conservatives who want to strengthen our Second Amendment rights, and for the overwhelming majority of Americans who support concealed carry reciprocity, Christmas came early,” Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., the bill’s sponsor, reacted.
Hudson had tried unsuccessfully for years to pass such legislation, which he says simply attempts to clarify the patchwork of state laws that confuse citizens who might unwittingly be arrested while going from state to state.
Some Americans think we don’t need government permission to own or carry guns. These “constitutional carry” proponents say the Second Amendment is the permit.