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House Approves 'Reciprocity Bill' to Expand Concealed Carry Owner's Rights

House Approves 'Reciprocity Bill' to Expand Concealed Carry Owner's Rights”

The federal Gun-Free School Zones Act generally prohibits concealed carry in a school zone, which is defined as a distance of 1,000 feet from the grounds of a public, parochial or private school.

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act will ensure concealed carry permits issued in one state are valid in other states.

Combining these bills will be sacrificing actual progress for public safety in order to undermine state gun laws across the country. In some of these states, according to Schumer, concealed carry permits have been legally issued to convicted felons.

"Even the most careful and knowledgeable concealed carry permit holders find it hard to navigate the current maze of state and local concealed carry laws", Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC), author of the bill, said. 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. This is completely false. "And if they were lawfully possessed in that state, bring them here into Manhattan, into Times Square".

The bill was also paired with an initiative to better report legal and mental health records to the background check system, an effort to win over Democrats.

The bill also makes improvements to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, NICS.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the legislation would help prevent violence and clear-up confusion about existing law. Six Democrats voted yes, while 14 Republicans voted no. The bill is a top priority of the National Rifle Association.

"Gun regulations for law-abiding firearm owners are often confusing and redundant", said Faso, who covers parts of the Hudson Valley and Southern Tier, in a statement. Today, the House just voted to create a huge new one.

John Rosenthal, co-founder of Stop Handgun Violence, a leading gun control group in MA, which issued the statement Wednesday, noted that the bill is being brought forward after the horrific massacres at a concert in Las Vegas and at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Ahead of the vote, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords's pro-gun control organization held a press conference in Morristown calling on Frelinghuysen to vote no on the bill.

A similar bill is now pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee.



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