The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, today in a 231-198 vote. The bill allows qualified, law-abiding individuals to carry a concealed handgun outside their state of residence.
Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:
“‘Shall not be infringed,’ was not intended by the drafters of our Constitution and Bill of Rights to be a suggestion. Every American that can legally possess and own a weapon, and carry in whatever manner, should have that protection in every state across the nation. The fundamental and Constitutional right to bear arms should not end at state lines. This is common sense legislation, and I’m proud to serve as a cosponsor. I will always vote to defend and uphold Second Amendment rights for all Americans.”