Rep. Graves, House pass Concealed Carry Reciprocity bill

08 December, 2017, 01:33 | Author: Ora Austin
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Guns can not be carried in New Jersey.

The House passed a bill Wednesday that would allow individuals who have permits to carry a concealed firearm in their home state to possess the weapon in other states with concealed-carry laws. "Americans don't lose their Second Amendment rights when they cross state lines, and they shouldn't lose their concealed carry rights either", Congresswoman Walorski said. This bill could return New York to the bad old days, by rolling back the protections that have reduced gun-related deaths in New York State to some of the lowest rates in the nation.

Kansas doesn't require a permit to carry concealed, so other states' permit standards wouldn't apply to Kansans traveling there.

"This fundamental right does not stop at a state's borders and law-abiding citizens should be able to exercise this right when crossing state lines", Hudson argued.

"This legislation would let individuals from out of state convicted of certain crimes carry hidden, loaded weapons in NY, in violation of New York's much better, safer law", Cuomo said in a statement.

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"This legislation will ensure that what happened to Shaneen does not happen to any other law-abiding gun owners by requiring states to recognize each other's gun carry permits, while recognizing states' rights to create their own firearms laws", MacArthur said in a statement. This is completely false.

The legislation also includes a provision for the study of "bump stocks", the device that turns semi-automatic firearms into rapid-fire weapons like the one used by the Las Vegas gunman.

But before the proposal could pass the House, Republicans made a decision to add something to it. They were among 14 national Republicans to vote no on the bill.

Should reciprocity sweep Congress and be signed into law by President Donald Trump, both the Everytown group and Giffords have promised to meet the federal government in court over the expansion, using the argument that it would violate states' rights protected by the Constitution.

Many New Jersey districts are a top priority for national Democrats looking to shift control of the House during the 2018 midterm elections. But critics of the bill say it undermines each individual state's ability to set its own requirements for issuing those permits. Sherill is a Navy veteran and former federal prosecutor. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act prevents criminals from abusing the law.

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