Summary

8/1/2013--Introduced. National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to authorize a person who is carrying a valid, government-issued identification document containing that person's... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Aug 1, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Aug 1, 2013

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Bill Text

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. RECIPROCITY FOR THE CARRYING OF CERTAIN CONCEALED FIREARMS.

(a) In General.--Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 926C the following: ``Sec. 926D. Reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms ``(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the law of any State or political subdivision thereof (except as provided in subsection (b)), a person who is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm, and who is carrying a valid identification document containing a photograph of the person, and a valid license or permit which is issued pursuant to the law of a State and which permits the person to carry a concealed firearm, may possess or carry a concealed handgun (other than a machine gun or destructive device) that has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce, in any State, other than the State of residence of the person, that-- ``(1) has a statute that allows residents of the State to obtain licenses or permits to carry concealed firearms; or ``(2) does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms by residents...

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3211 Supporting
391 Opposing
89% 11%

State: CA

169 Supporting
36 Opposing
82% 18%

District: 1st

4 Supporting
1 Opposing
80% 20%

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I support H.R. 2959 The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act because it is and should be right of everyone

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IL
12
Constituent393704
IL-12
2 months ago

I support H.R. 2959 The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act because...

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NC
6
Lordernest
NC-6
2 months ago

I support H.R. 2959 The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act because nobody should have to worry about being able to defend themselves until the police arrive.

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OR
1
Constituent392976
OR-1
2 months ago

I support H.R. 2959 The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act because it absolutley supports second amendment rights. This will reduce crime nationally by deterring violence and home invasions. I don't think states such as NJ or NY should be able to enact laws that prohibit residents and non-residents from exercising their right to bear arms. This bill will also help eliminate senseless incarceration of law abiding citizens who crossed state lines who forgot to consult an attorney about the local gun laws.

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NC
13
Anonymous390984
NC-13
3 months ago

I support The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act because...last time I checked the second amendment of the United States constitution covers every state within the United States.

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LA
6
Benjamin_Tylor_Payne
LA-6
5 months ago

Good people who have the trust of there state and are issued a permit to carry a concealed pistol for self defense should be allowed to enjoy that same freedom everywhere in America.

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WA
9
GreMonte
WA-9
6 months ago

Users Opposing

I oppose The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act

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WI
3
roxies
WI-3
8 months ago

I oppose The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act because I believe that concealed carry is a matter best left to the States. As much as I would like to see concealed carry licenses recognized nationwide, I believe that such an issue is best done through an interstate compact, much like driver's licenses. My belief is that if a bill mandating that States recognize each others' concealed carry permits is passed at the federal level, the more restrictive states (NY, NJ, IL, and CA come to mind) will begin calling for federal standards for issuing such permits. Those states have a much larger number of votes in the House of Representatives than states like AR, and I firmly believe that those Representatives would attempt to make concealed carry as difficult and expensive as possible for responsible gun owners in smaller states.

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AR
2
DCSward
AR-2
11 months ago

I oppose The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act because we do not need more tourists bringing their guns to Hawaii. This could not possibly contribute to the public safety. I hope you agree. Aloha and many thanks.

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HI
2
dbm808
HI-2
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 2959: National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013 because it is an intrusion of the federal government on the States Rights.

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TX
21
gary_lankford
TX-21
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 2959: National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013 because...It's one more intrusion of the Fed into a States Sovereignty to decide their own laws. If you don't like a States laws move - don't allow the Fed to intrude.

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IN
8
sherry333
IN-8
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 2959: National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013 because this goes against State's right to make their own laws and policies. The Federal Government is supposed to be limited.

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GA
1
SPQR_jcdiv
GA-1
1 year ago

Bill Summary


8/1/2013--Introduced.
National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to authorize a person who is carrying a valid, government-issued identification document containing that person's photograph and a valid permit to carry a concealed firearm in one state, and who is not prohibited from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm under federal law, to possess or carry a concealed handgun (other than a machine gun or destructive device) in another state in accordance with the restrictions of that state.

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