The legislation, Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, makes the concealed carry permit of one state valid in the other 49.
It was a victory for the National Rifle Association, which claimed that the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, if approved by the Senate, will override a patchwork of state laws so concealed carry permits are universally accepted, like drivers licenses.
"Individuals with concealed carry permits are law-abiding citizens with Constitutional rights, not criminals", Frelinghuysen said in a statement.
"Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen just voted in favor of a bill that puts the people of New Jersey at risk of more violence in their communities", Sherrill said. Other states, such as California, impose far more restrictions on gun ownership, choosing to interpret the Second Amendment's reference to a "well-regulated militia" as meaning that the right to bear arms is not absolute.
Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords called the vote "unthinkable". This bill will give law-abiding citizens the ability to protect themselves when traveling across state lines, a significant step forward in exercising our Second Amendment rights. "Any measures that would contribute to the increase of firearms in NY could only jeopardize the level of safety that New Yorkers have benefited from through effective gun control".
This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms.
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Kansas doesn't require a permit to carry concealed, so other states' permit standards wouldn't apply to Kansans traveling there.
The tragic killing of 26 innocent people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas last month prompted dialogue about bureaucratic failing when it became known that the killer, Devin Kelley, was only able to legally purchase firearms because the Air Force failed to report his domestic violence conviction to NICS.
McMahon was among many city officials who denounced the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (CCRA) for NY state.
The legislation also would order the Justice Department to study bump stocks, including how often they are used in a crime. Dianne Feinstein of California, the Judiciary panel's top ranking Democrat, said the uncertainty demands that Congress quickly approve legislation "to ban these risky devices".
The House bill now goes to the Senate.
"I am proud to support this common-sense legislation".