House approves bill allowing hide and carry across state lines

House approves bill allowing hide and carry across state lines

Moreover, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity is a poison pill, and adding it to the "Fix NICS Act" imperils the best chance we've had of passing common sense gun safety legislation in a decade. "The legislation passed by the House today ensures that people who carry their legal firearm across state borders are protected under the law".

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The votes fell largely along partisan lines with most Democrats voting against the bill and Republicans voting in favor, although six Democrats voted in favor of the bill while 14 Republicans voted against it.

"The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act both threatens the safety of the men and women in law enforcement who proudly protect our communities everyday and directly undermines our efforts to combat gun violence", McMahon said.

"This unsafe legislation would allow gun owners to bring their guns into Boston unchecked and concealed at a time when my officers are working tirelessly to keep guns and the damage and devastation they cause out of our city", Evans said in the statement.

"House Republicans just ignored opposition from law enforcement and the public in order to eviscerate state gun laws and make it easy for people with unsafe histories and no training to carry hidden, loaded guns across the country", said John Feinblatt, Everytown president.

The proposal, H.R.38, slid through the House on a Republican-heavy 231-198 roll call after a brief debate. Federal law prohibits convicted felons from buying firearms.

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Supporters of the bill have argued that the patchwork of existing laws, varying from state to state, can create confusion for lawful gun owners and turn them into criminals by simply crossing 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.

This is the first movement by lawmakers under Trump to fulfill the president's campaign promises to promote and protect gun rights.

The intention of concealed carry reciprocity is to allow people legally permitted to carry concealed weapons to do so throughout all states, akin to a driver's license.

NY has some of the strongest gun laws in the country. Named for Michael Boeglin, a 31 year old owner-operator who was shot to death while waiting to pick up a load in Detroit in 2014, Mike's Law called for nationwide hide and carry reciprocity for truck drivers on the job.

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