Rep. Graves, House pass Concealed Carry Reciprocity bill

Self Defense Concealed Carry

Self Defense Concealed Carry

-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. Currently, concealed permits are not valid between state lines.

Once upon a time, Missouri gun-rights activists proudly upheld this state's right to pass and enforce its own laws.

Also in H.R. 38 are improvements to the National Criminal Instant Background Check System, or NICS.

And Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer warned us in October: This proposal is particularly unsafe to NY because the Empire State applies some of the most thorough background screenings on concealed carry permit applicants in the country. Though she initially faced a prison term, Allen was required to participate in a pretrial intervention program and was later pardoned by Gov. Chris Christie.

"New York City's well-recognized success in the continued decrease in shootings and murder is in no small part a result of effective control of guns on our streets", said NYPD Commissioner James P. O'Neill. The bill, which is endorsed by the National Rifle Association, prioritizes the Constitutional Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the legislation would threatened public safety.

Six Democrats supported the bill and 14 Republicans - perhaps mindful of being labeled hypocrites - voted against it.

The House approved the bill, 231 to 198, largely along party lines. He said police aren't now able to determine whether a person carrying a loaded gun has a valid permit to do so, because a national database of such permits doesn't exist. "It is shameful that in a year with two of the worst mass shootings on record, the only response from Congress is eroding sensible gun laws".

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords called the vote "unthinkable". This was a bipartisan step forward for NRA members and law-abiding firearms owners when it comes to the right to defend themselves.

People would be able to bring legal, concealed guns into any US state under legislation the House of Representatives approved on Wednesday that would also bolster the national background check system and require a study of the "bump stocks" used in October's Las Vegas mass shooting.

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