Like Countable?

Install the App
TRY NOW

house Bill H.R. 38

Letting People With Concealed Carry Permits Carry Their Gun In Other States & Improving Background Checks

Argument in favor

This bill resolves a problem that many states and concealed carry permit holders had encountered and allows permit holders to abide by state laws without fear of prosecution.

John.Nutt's Opinion
···
05/05/2017
If you have a concealed carry permit then most of the time you are carrying that gun for your own protection. Given that you have that permit proves that you are a trusted gun owner who abides by the law.
Like (520)
Follow
Share
Sean's Opinion
···
05/05/2017
Like the other nine amendments of the bill of rights the second amendment is absolute.
Like (296)
Follow
Share
Bill's Opinion
···
05/05/2017
Law biding citizens should have every right to carry in every state with the proper permit from their home state. Anti-gun people have pushed their agenda without looking at statistics.
Like (244)
Follow
Share

Argument opposed

States have differing requirements for concealed carry permit holders to obtain their licenses, and traveling permit holders may not bother to comply with the law of states they visit.

Erin's Opinion
···
05/05/2017
Absolutely not. The states are supposed to have the right to decide for themselves, right? (And if you're guessing that I hold this opinion because I'm in favor of stronger gun control, you're right. I want mandatory licensing and training, with a requirement that licensing and training be repeated every few years. In other words, I think guns should be regulated the same way cars are regulated. If that were true, then I'd be OK with this one too.)
Like (736)
Follow
Share
Sol's Opinion
···
05/05/2017
Hell no. I live in NYC after growing up in New Orleans and the sane gun laws here make it so much safer. On my recent visit to New Orleans someone got shot next me at a parade and the hotel security wore bullet proof vests and were armed. The lowest denominator theory is never how we should approach safety.
Like (405)
Follow
Share
Talene's Opinion
···
05/05/2017
Absolutely not. If you want to carry a gun in a different state, get a permit in that state. Rules vary. States have the power here to choose their own rules.
Like (331)
Follow
Share

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
  • The house Passed December 6th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 230 Yea / 198 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedJanuary 3rd, 2017

Log in or create an account to see how your Reps voted!
    If you have a concealed carry permit then most of the time you are carrying that gun for your own protection. Given that you have that permit proves that you are a trusted gun owner who abides by the law.
    Like (520)
    Follow
    Share
    Absolutely not. The states are supposed to have the right to decide for themselves, right? (And if you're guessing that I hold this opinion because I'm in favor of stronger gun control, you're right. I want mandatory licensing and training, with a requirement that licensing and training be repeated every few years. In other words, I think guns should be regulated the same way cars are regulated. If that were true, then I'd be OK with this one too.)
    Like (736)
    Follow
    Share
    Hell no. I live in NYC after growing up in New Orleans and the sane gun laws here make it so much safer. On my recent visit to New Orleans someone got shot next me at a parade and the hotel security wore bullet proof vests and were armed. The lowest denominator theory is never how we should approach safety.
    Like (405)
    Follow
    Share
    Absolutely not. If you want to carry a gun in a different state, get a permit in that state. Rules vary. States have the power here to choose their own rules.
    Like (331)
    Follow
    Share
    Like the other nine amendments of the bill of rights the second amendment is absolute.
    Like (296)
    Follow
    Share
    Law biding citizens should have every right to carry in every state with the proper permit from their home state. Anti-gun people have pushed their agenda without looking at statistics.
    Like (244)
    Follow
    Share
    Until there is a UNIVERSAL background check system in place, as well as training and licensing requirements, there should be no concealed carry OR open carry across state lines.
    Like (223)
    Follow
    Share
    Yes, a drivers license is valid in all states and it is not even a constitutional right.
    Like (170)
    Follow
    Share
    UPDATED: I really like the opinion given by Countable member "GrumpyMSgt"! ICYMI: "YES! Using liberal progressive logic we should have Universal Carry Care! And those folks that have pre-existing carry permits should have free permits for life. The second amendment actually guarantees this, unlike this bogus healthcare scam. Please show me where in the Constitution citizens are entitled to free healthcare. When the freebies break the bank we'll be like the Socialist utopia Venezuela where people are killing zoo animals for food, and there is no toilet paper." _____________________________ I agree with Sponsoring Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC): "Our Second Amendment right doesn't disappear when we cross state lines, and this legislation guarantees that. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 is a common sense solution to a problem too many Americans face. It will provide law-abiding citizens the right to conceal carry and travel freely between states without worrying about conflicting state codes or onerous civil suits." A concealed carry permit should be valid ANYWHERE - just like a driver's license!
    Like (154)
    Follow
    Share
    Yes, the 2nd Amendment grants us our rights to keep and bear arms and should not be infringed upon in any way. Reciprocity is important and simplifies matters for both gun owners and LEOs. Who's to determine what another citizen's from a different state rights are in another state? The 2nd amendment is a constitutional right. This is not a decision to be left to the states. The 2nd amendment is part of the Bill of Rights. Should we let the states decide if they want to limit the freedom of speech, press and religion? How about the rights of the accused?
    Like (140)
    Follow
    Share
    While I may not like more people carrying guns, I think this should follow from the "full faith and credit" clause of the constitution.
    Like (130)
    Follow
    Share
    As a responsible owner of firearms who has gone through the training to carry. I would love to see a well formulated national carry law.
    Like (103)
    Follow
    Share
    If I can drive from state to state, I should be able to carry. This will make myself safer and those around me safer as well.
    Like (85)
    Follow
    Share
    No way! Some states have stricter gun rights for a good reason. Undermining that is a bad idea. I can't imagine the chaos that would result from being in a state without concealed carry and suddenly seeing a gun in someone's bag. Besides, when you cross state lines, you have to follow all their other laws. This shouldn't be an exception.
    Like (74)
    Follow
    Share
    Absolutely. "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"
    Like (68)
    Follow
    Share
    Don't need more guns moving around, not being able to be kept track of. Could end up in the wrong hands
    Like (66)
    Follow
    Share
    Absolutely not. The states are supposed to have the right to decide for themselves, right? (And if you're guessing that I hold this opinion because I'm in favor of stronger gun control, you're right. I want mandatory licensing and training, with a requirement that licensing and training be repeated every few years. In other words, I think guns should be regulated the same way cars are regulated. If that were true, then I'd be OK with this one too.)
    Like (65)
    Follow
    Share
    Yes if a person passes the required checks and has a concealed carry permit that should be good in every state.
    Like (63)
    Follow
    Share
    Yes as long as they abide by the laws
    Like (58)
    Follow
    Share
    The second amendment has nothing to do with American citizens carrying concealed weapons or any weapons in fact. It is about arming and maintaining the national guard. So-members of the national guard may carry them from state to state. Everyone else? No.
    Like (54)
    Follow
    Share
    MORE