House weighs gun bill as ATF reviews 'bump stock' devices

House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity

"We'll hold those politicians accountable, just as we'll hold accountable those who support this risky legislation as this fight moves to the Senate".

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would allow any individual with a concealed carry permit to carry their firearm in any other state that allows concealed carry. Number two, her tweet ignores the fact that concealed carry permit holders are among the most law-abiding of law-abiding citizens.

Today, the House of Representatives acted to pass what may very well become the most important right to bear arms bill in history.

This lowest-common-denominator approach would undermine states' basic responsibility to protect our communities - including by determining who may carry a concealed, loaded gun within our borders.

Through the now existing system, states are free to issue their own concealed carry permits and choose which other state's permits they want to recognize.

As the House-passed bill moves to the Senate, we made a decision to look at whether Boyle's claim about the effects on state gun laws was correct.

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 Justice Department announced this week it is reviewing whether weapons using bump stocks should be considered illegal machine guns under federal law.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., said during House debate that his state forces gun owners to meet an array of conditions before obtaining a concealed-carry permit - in contrast to some states where "if you're 21 and have a pulse" you can get a gun permit.

Concealed carry reciprocity is the gun lobby's top priority legislation.

The claim that gun ownership stops crime is common in the USA and that belief drives laws that make it easy to own and keep firearms. And under the law being pushed by the NRA right now, those individuals would be allowed to legally carry a weapon in NY.

Our senior senator pointed out that states such as North Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Tennessee, Michigan and Georgia, to name just a handful, have gun permit standards that are not as safe as NY and geographies that are much more rural than urban.

But a close reading of the interplay between the House-passed bill and state gun laws shows that's not the case.

We rate this False.

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