H.R.38 – Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

Handgun lying over a copy of the United States constitution and the American flag.

Yesterday (6 Dec), the House passed H.R. 38. The bill amends chapter 44, title 18 of the United States Code to allow individuals to carry concealed firearms across state lines — so long as the intended state of entry permits it.



  • Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC)


  • House – Judiciary


  • Amends federal criminal code to allow qualified individuals to possess or carry  concealed firearms into other states that allow individuals to carry concealed weapons.
  • Qualified individuals include: (1) people authorized by federal law to possess, transport, or receive firearms; (2) people with valid state-issued ID’s; and (3) people who hold valid state-issued concealed firearm permits–from their state(s) of residence OR people who are eligible to obtain valid concealed firearm permits in their state(s) of residence.
  • The bill specifies that qualified individuals who lawfully carry or possess a concealed weapon in another state: (1) are not subject to the federal ban on possessing firearms in school zones AND (2) may carry or possess firearms on federally owned, public land.