Today the House of Representatives debated the controversial “National Right To Carry Reciprocity Act,” which would give people with concealed weapon permits in one state the right to carry their guns to 49 other states, even if it violates local gun restrictions. Proponents of the National Rifle Association-backed bill see it as an easy way to circumvent states that mandate gun training and background checks. But the bill also pits conservatives against their professed pro-states’ rights principles, which is why one Republican, Rep. Dan Lungren (CA), voted against the measure on the Judiciary Committee. The legislation has 245 House sponsors and is expected to pass easily. Mayors across the country have opposed the House GOP’s efforts. A handy guide to states’ concealed weapons laws, courtesy of Politico:
The bill passed the House 272–154.