Rep. Graves, House pass Concealed Carry Reciprocity bill

Sergio Conner
December 7, 2017

"Today's bill ensures Tennesseans who wish to exercise their Second Amendment rights will face no undue burden when traveling to gun-friendly states", he said.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a long-debated concealed carry reciprocity bill that would allow licensed gun owners from other states to carry concealed weapons into NY state, something that is not now allowed. Lynn Jenkins, Roger Marshall and Kevin Yoder all voted for the measure, which has been a high priority for the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun groups.

"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.

Thomas Brandon told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the ATF and the Justice Department wouldn't have initiated a review of whether bump stocks should be banned "if that wasn't a possibility at the end".

Heather Gooze, a bartender at the country music festival where the shooting occurred, said she didn't want 23-year-old Jordan McIldoon to be a "John Doe", unnamed and alone.

In the wake of the worst mass shooting in modern history, the House of Representatives just passed its first new major gun legislation - a bill that will make it easier to carry concealed weapons.

In a statement Thursday, he said the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act preempts "common-sense gun laws".

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The Justice Department announced Tuesday a review of bump stocks to determine whether weapons using them should be considered illegal machine guns under federal law. She says, "I am not that strong".

She said this even though it is a fact that concealed carry permit holders are among the most law-abiding of law-abiding Americans.

McMahon was among many city officials who denounced the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (CCRA) for NY state.

On Dec. 6 Breitbart News reported that Rep. Richard Hudson's (R-NC) national reciprocity legislation passed the House and was headed to the Senate.

"If more guns made people safer, we'd be the safest country on earth", said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y.

Democrats also criticized Republicans for including a bill on background checks in the concealed-carry legislation. The Air Force has discovered several dozen other such reporting omissions since the November 5 shooting.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the Judiciary Committee's top ranking Democrat, said the uncertainty demands that Congress quickly approve legislation "to ban these unsafe devices".

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