House passes bill to allow ‘concealed carry’ across state lines

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By Scott Neuman, npr.org

The House approved a bill on Wednesday that would ease legal restrictions for carrying concealed firearms across state lines – a move pushed by the National Rifle Association that comes just weeks after mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas.

On a mostly party-line vote, the measure easily passed, 231-198, although 14 Republicans voted no. Six Democrats voted for the so-called reciprocity measure, which would allow a gun owner with the proper permit in any state to carry a concealed firearm to another state where it is also legal.

The bill now goes to the Senate, where it is likely to encounter a much tougher battle.

Read more at https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/07/569025720/house-passes-bill-to-allow-concealed-carry-across-state-lines

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