(Updated 12/4/17) This legislation was amended to also include the Fix NICS Act of 2017, which would look to ensure that government agencies comply with existing law and report criminal records to the FBI for inclusion in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. A full summary of that section can be found below. The original portion of this bill — the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 — would allow individuals who have a concealed carry license to carry a concealed weapon in other states that grant concealed carry licenses as long as they abide by that state’s laws. Concealed carry license holders would still not be able to carry their weapons in states that don’t grant concealed carry licenses.
Concealed carry permit holders would be required to have their license or permit with them, in addition to a government-issued photo ID card, and be in compliance with the gun laws of the state they are in.
The Fix NICS Act would also penalize federal agencies that fail to report relevant criminal records to the FBI for inclusion in the NICS background check database, incentivize states to improve their reporting, and direct federal funds to ensuring that domestic violence records are reported. The bill would also require the Justice Dept. to study the use of "bump stocks" -- devices that increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle -- in the commission of a crime.