Concealed Carry Bill Gets Support from 3 NJ House Members

Geneva Matthews
December 8, 2017

The new bill will allow people with a state-issued concealed carry license in Montana to carry in other states. Number two, her tweet ignores the fact that concealed carry permit holders are among the most law-abiding of law-abiding citizens.

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 will ensure concealed carry permits issued in one state are valid in other states.

"This risky 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.

"That legislation would cut through the byzantine patchwork of repressive state laws, and would allow traveling Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights with confidence throughout the country", said Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, of H.R. 38.

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Rep. Graves, House pass Concealed Carry Reciprocity bill

It's rare to see bipartisan agreement in Congress on any kind of legislation related to gun policy, but Democrats and Republicans recently agreed to a modest measure to improve national background check system. Federal law prohibits convicted felons from buying firearms.

The bill passed 231 to 198.

Gun control has long generated heated debate, and the controversies surrounding restrictions have only accelerated with the growing number of mass shootings across the country. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act prevents criminals from abusing the law. New Jersey is one of just 10 states that do not already recognize out-of-state concealed carry permits, which only reinforces the fact that New Jersey remains one of the leaders in understanding the value of tight gun controls.

The claim that gun ownership stops crime is common in the US and that belief drives laws that make it easy to own and keep firearms.

"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. Instead, we have the highest rate of gun deaths.

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