U.S. Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Rick Boucher (D-Va.) introduced H.R. 197 , the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2009” on Jan. 23.
The bill would provide national recognition for valid state Right-to-Carry licensees, allowing any person with a valid carry permit or license issued by a state to carry a concealed firearm in any other state. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) is expected to introduce the Senate companion bill soon.