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.
H.R. 38 – BILL SNAPSHOT
- 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.