Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) helped the House pass H.R. 38 – the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. This legislation she cosponsored provides concealed carry reciprocity for individuals with valid state issued permits, or for residents of states with a right to constitutional concealed carry. The legislation also included the Fix NICS Act (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) to improve the ability of law enforcement entities to identify individuals who cannot legally purchase a firearm.
“Our 2nd Amendment rights don’t disappear when we cross state lines,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The bill passed out of the House today protects law-abiding citizens’ Constitutional rights and also strengthens our criminal background check system to help keep firearms out of the hands of criminals. I was pleased to help the House pass this important 2nd Amendment bill today and hope the Senate acts swiftly to send it to the President’s desk.”
H.R. 38 - Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (text)
- Provides concealed carry reciprocity for individuals with valid state issued permits, or for residents of states with a right to constitutional concealed carry.
- Retains private individual and state or local government ability to restrict the possession of concealed firearms on certain property.
- Clarifies that federal law enforcement officers, including retired and off-duty officers, are not subject to gun restrictions in federally-defined school zones.
Fix NICS Act (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) (text)
- Requires federal agencies to make annual reports and certification of compliance and provides penalties for failing to comply.
- Reauthorizes the NICS Improvement Act and increases records submissions assistance for states.