The House Passed a New Concealed Carry Bill That's Causing a Stir

The House Passed a New Concealed Carry Bill That's Causing a Stir

Moreover, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity is a poison pill, and adding it to the "Fix NICS Act" imperils the best chance we've had of passing common sense gun safety legislation in a decade.

This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms.

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But the law makes an exception for people who hold a concealed carry permit from the state in which the school zone is located, according to David Kopel, a policy analyst at the libertarian Cato Institute.

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Congressman Jim Banks released the following statement after voting for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act: "Protecting the constitutionally-guaranteed Second Amendment rights of Hoosiers is one of my top legislative priorities".

The process for getting a concealed carry permit in NY is among the toughest in the nation.

"House Republicans just ignored opposition from law enforcement and the public in order to eviscerate state gun laws and make it easy for people with risky histories and no training to carry hidden, loaded guns across the country", said John Feinblatt, Everytown president.

While the bill would seem to undermine the authority of each state, supporters argue that the Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution should afford concealed carry permits the same nationwide recognition as driver's licenses.

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So Boyle would have been accurate to say the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act overrides federal law concerning the carry of concealed weapons in a school zone.

"This section shall not be construed to supersede or limit the laws of any state that permit private persons or entities to prohibit or restrict the possession of concealed firearms on their property, or prohibit or restrict the possession of firearms on any state or local government property, installation, building, base, or park".

This is the first movement by lawmakers under Trump to fulfill the president's campaign promises to promote and protect gun rights. This bill would allow permit holders from states allowing concealed carry at younger ages to, in essence, violate more restrictive states' laws. They hardly paused for the smoke to clear from the October 1 Las Vegas massacre - in which retired accountant Stephen Paddock sprayed thousands of rounds on a crowd enjoying a country music concert, killing at least 59 people and wounding more than 500 - before lobbying members of Congress to pass this reprehensible bill. "They're going to be a million people here in about three weeks, and that would be perfectly legal even if it was against NY state law".

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