Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
World | By Melba Underwood

House approves bill allowing hide and carry across state lines

House approves bill allowing hide and carry across state lines

As the House-passed bill moves to the Senate, we made a decision to look at whether Boyle's claim about the effects on state gun laws was correct.

"Republicans are inviting violent criminals, domestic abusers, convicted stalkers, and those who have never undergone a background check or received any gun safety training the green light to carry their concealed weapons wherever they want", she added. "Only the NRA could propose something so ill-considered, unsafe and vile". Two New Jersey Republican House members -Reps. Peter King, of Long Island, and Dan Donovan, of Staten Island, were the only GOP House members to vote against it.

He has voted to allow federal law enforcement officers to carry their firearms when on furlough, in case of a government shutdown, and endorsed other pro-Second Amendment solutions to self-defense.

The bill would make concealed carry licenses in one state valid across state lines.

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would also yield to any future laws passed by the minority of states that now generally allow concealed-carry permit holders to carry in schools, Kopel said. "Rights guaranteed under the Second Amendment do not end at the state line".

The CCRA is a federal legislation that was introduced in early 2017, that would require states to recognize the concealed-carry permits of gun owners from other states.

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The bill was linked with legislation to improve the national background check system for gun purchases, a measure that has rare bipartisan consensus.

"Just days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, the NRA is engaging their allies in Congress to push through a risky national concealed carry reciprocity law, which begs the question: how low can you go?"

According to NPR, the measure passed, 231-198, and is now headed for a stingy battle in the Senate.

Our senior senator pointed out that states such as North Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Tennessee, Michigan and Georgia, to name just a handful, have gun permit standards that are not as safe as NY and geographies that are much more rural than urban.

The House vote came as the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said his agency expects to regulate bump-stock devices and could end up banning them.

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