National concealed-carry bill passes House committee.

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In the latest skirmish over guns, House Republicans on Tuesday advanced a bill that would expand the rights of concealed firearms permit-holders, allowing them to carry hidden weapons in any state that issues permits.

The GOP-dominated House Judiciary Committee approved the bill–the Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act–by a 19-11 vote mostly along party lines after debate earlier this month that highlighted the partisan divide between advocates of allowing states to craft their own limitations on guns and those putting Second Amendment rights above state autonomy.

Supporters–including the National Rifle Association–say the legislation would simplify rules for permit-holders when they carry weapons across state lines. Opponents say it would take authority away from state governments in deciding who can carry a concealed gun.

Even if the bill passes the Republican-controlled House, it would meet stiff resistance in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

“This bill simply allows Americans who travel in interstate commerce to bring their Second Amendment rights with them,” Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said earlier this month.

Source: Emily Holden for Chron.com.

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  • JamesPatsourakos

    I dont understand some peoples thinking at 18 u can ask me to defend my country and kill our ememies. But you have trouble allowing me to carrying a weapon from state to state.. Go Figue!! well I carry mine every where the law permits and even out of sate whether you pass the bill or no

    Vietnam Vet

  • It doesn’t take away authority from government. They can still make it illegal for felons just not for hard working law abiding citizens who want to protect their families! God bless AMERICA!

  • General Jim M

    Are you a traitor, if you oppose traitors that happen to be running your country? Guns for everybody,F**K Operation Megiddo.( Guns will hold their value more securely than your 401K plan )

  • Greg

    Least I remind you government officials, this is a right granted us to maintain the greatest country in the world. Take it away and anarchy will prevail. London will look like L.A. riots. This country will not go quietly into that good night. Think about it…

  • N. Louisiana Deputy

    Makes sense, and we can’t have THAT!