Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act by a vote of 231-198. Six Democrats supported the bill while fourteen Republicans opposed it. The bill is a top legislative priority for the National Rifle Association. It would allow a person to carry a concealed weapon from one state to another, despite what that latter state’s concealed weapons laws say. For instance, if you have a concealed carry permit in Georgia and were traveling in California, the state of California would have to allow you to carry a concealed gun, even if you did not qualify to do it under California’s laws.
Also, in the bill, the Department of Justice will have to produce a report to Congress on bump stock modifications. It also includes measures to tighten the reporting requirements of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. For this bill to pass the Senate, it will have to clear the 60-vote threshold. With the passage of this bill in the House, a question comes to mind. In the wake of recent gun violence and the anger over the gun control debate, should the Senate pass this bill?
Fox News video explaining the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act:
Should the Senate pass the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act? Is this bill freeing people from unfair state laws? Or, is this the completely wrong response to the rising tide of gun violence in this country?