Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow concealed carry holders to carry gun across state lines. The House voted for the bill, 231-198. Six Democrats voted with the majority. Fourteen Republicans voted against the bill.

Fox News reports:

“’For the millions of law-abiding citizens who lawfully carry concealed to protect themselves, for conservatives who want to strengthen our Second Amendment rights, and for the overwhelming majority of Americans who support concealed carry reciprocity, Christmas came early,’ Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., the bill’s sponsor, reacted.

“Hudson had tried unsuccessfully for years to pass such legislation, which he says simply attempts to clarify the patchwork of state laws that confuse citizens who might unwittingly be arrested while going from state to state.

“The three-term congressman has garnered strong support for his bipartisan legislation — including 213 co-sponsors as well as 24 state attorneys general and the National Rifle Association.

“’Despite scare tactics by the bill’s opponents, concealed-carry licensees as a group have proven to be more law-abiding than the general population and even the police,’ the NRA said before balloting. ‘We are on the eve of passing the most expansive piece of self-defense legislation in the history of Congress.’”

Gun control advocates are being financed by Michael Bloomberg. His anti-gun group, Everytown for Gun Safety, is spending over $25 million to stop the bill.

The Senate will need 60 votes to pass the bill. While there are pro-gun Democrats, it will be an uphill battle.

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  • donl

    I am 76 yrs. of age, 2 heart surgeries, 1 lung surgery, 2 back surgeries, 1 neck surgery, 2 knee surgeries plus 3 other minor surgeries, if i had to fight for my life it would be a short fight, i need a weapon for my protection. I do wish i could carry a weapon. Right now i cannot do that legally.

    • deusexmachina1

      Just be thankful that you can still protect yourself in your own home….

      The gun grabbers would love to take that ability away…

      • In new jersey, are not allowed to shoot at an intruder until they start climbing the stairs of your house…

      • deusexmachina1

        I wait until they’re standing in the middle of my welcome tarp…..

      • Charlie Harper

        Shoot ’em and drag them inside!

    • Gnowark

      donl: perhaps you could get an exemption from ‘legally’ by either previous sec’ys-state, who seem to know better.

  • Hoosier Steve

    Who are the RInos that voted against it?

  • Johnny Priest

    Don’t celebrate too soon. Let’s wait and see how this fares in the Senate. I doubt they’ll pass this bill the same as the House. Either it will fail or worse they’ll amend the bill so that permits become a function of the Federal Gov’t. Then they control who gets a permit, additional fees, more red tape, all those things that go with an inefficient federal bureaucracy that We the People are burdened with in other areas.

    • Gnowark

      Johnny Priest: No worries, my senator chucky scumher (who always writes back he’s pro 2A) also tells me he will vote the Constitution [the previous statement is Complete & Total Sarcasm, You are 100% correct from ‘other area’ NY(up)S]

  • dan690

    It should pass easily if not for the idiot democrats in the Senate.

    • deusexmachina1

      If it does pass, I’m sure there will be a poison pill inside of it….


    I saw some anti-adds on TV suggesting some states do not require a permit to carry or a background check, which I think is true. I understand why some, even Republicans voted against the bill but that can easily be fixed in the senate by requiring some sort of minimum standard that shouldn’t require a lot of repetitious red tape and expense. Or, not applying the law’s new liberty to residents of states with no minimum standard, Arizona for example last I knew.

    • Gnowark

      RERJR: The 2A Right of the People (RKBA) already covers the “minimum standard” necessary. To shackle states that can speak English with ALWAYS INEFFECTIVE regulations is counterproductive [without the data from CHI, DC, NYC, LA, SFC where gun regulations are the strictest, USA gun homicides fall to some of the lowest per capita rates of top 120 industrialized countries].

      • RERJR

        I have been a “permittee” and have been one for 40 years, but also driven through states where it was not valid for minor differences which is very unhandy. I’d like this bill to pass but I’m also a realist, and believe this will never clear the Senate unless some changes are made so liberal Senators who only tout their 2nd amendment respect during election times will have no hedges to hide behind.

      • Gnowark

        NO disagreement here, scumher is ‘my’ senator, and he lies that he is pro-2A all the time, he in grand-blue-hypocrisy-&-prevarication, knows re-election assured by the 62% urban population, probably similar to MA, IL, CA, OR, WA, NJ, oh heck, just say urban/rural divide is huge (shown by 3084 U.S. counties for Trump, 57 for ‘popular vote’ hitlery, out of 3141 total). I just don’t think our gov’t was ever capable of ‘reasonable common sense’ additional restrictions on our “non-infringeable right” that would have any effect on criminals only, or positively on citizen’s safety; but I see your intent, as I’m sure you’ve even felt my cynicism.

  • SerfCityHereWeCome

    I got some much-needed comic relief hearing leftists in NYC and other unfree former parts of the US shrieking that having a few law-abiding out-of-towners with zero percent crime stats showing up with their legally-owned firearms would result in the kinds of countless slaughters you only see in Gun Free Zones.

    • Gnowark

      But you would: Remember Bernie Goetz had to defend himself against 4 thugs in the subway in 198?, fortunately for him, unfortunately for them.

  • After all, how many women abused by democrats were carrying? How many were in places that they could get a gun easily let alone carry?
    Imaging if you will the media’s reaction to having a poor helpless woman draw a gun on Matt Laurer while he was attacking her?

    Seems basic that democrats like to keep women helpless so they can abuse them.

  • Linda

    I hope for all of us that this bill passes. We should be able to legally carry our guns while traveling. It is a time that we are vulnerable and opened up to become a victim as many travelers can relay a horror story. Now if the DC swamp will vote for the majority of voters and not the big donors or the lobbyists that tell them what to vote.