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House approves Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

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Posted at 11:15 AM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 07:28:27-05

WASHINGTON, DC (WTXL) - Florida Rep. Neal Dunn spoke in support of a bill that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines.

Dunn expressed his support Wednesday for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which the House approved 231-198. Now Senators will consider the bill. 

The act will ensure that valid concealed carry permits are recognized in other states that allow concealed carry. It will also allow those who live in Constitutional carry states the ability to carry in other states that recognize the right to concealed carry.

The act will also allow those with concealed carry permits to carry in National Parks and in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

This is the first gun legislation in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people.

Many gun-rights groups support it, including the National Rifle Association. Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-08) introduced the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act and it has 213 cosponsors in the House.

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