A proposed federal law that would allow concealed-weapons permit holders to carry handguns across state lines has failed in the House of Representatives at least four times since 2007. But now, with Republicans controlling the House, sponsors believe the time is right to pass the long-awaited National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act.
In early March, H.R. 822, was introduced in the House by Congressmen Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.).
The measure would allow any person with a valid state-issued concealed carry permit to carry a concealed firearm in any state that issues concealed firearm permits, or that does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms.
A state’s laws governing where concealed firearms may be carried would apply within its borders. The bill would also apply to Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and U.S. territories.
Photo: Cliff Stearns (left)
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