Local lawmaker reacts to passed conceal carry reciprocity bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Wednesday in the nation's capitol, U.S. Representatives passed a bill allowing extension of the concealed carry concept into other states.

Officials with the U.S. House of Representatives report that they passed H.R. 38, the Concealed Cary Reciprocity Act.  According to lawmakers, the act would allow concealed carry permit holders to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows concealed carry.

Congressman Andy Harris (R-Md. ) weighed in saying: 

"The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is common sense legislation that will only make our country safer. Every state in the Union has now adopted a concealed carry law. More than 12 million citizens have carry permits. And yet, the nation's violent crime rate has fallen by 51 percent and hit a 43 year low. The Second Amendment helps keep Americans safe. It's time for our federal government to secure the Constitutional right of law-abiding citizens to conceal carry across state lines."

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