Congressman Larry Bucshon Applauds Passage of H.R. 822
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon (IN-08) released the following comment applauding the passage of H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry reciprocity Act of 2011 by a vote of 272-154. Congressman Bucshon voted Yes and was a cosponsor of the bill.
Congressman Bucshon (IN-08) states:
“This is a commonsense bill that will allow law-abiding citizens with a valid, state-issued concealed firearm permit to be recognized by other states that also allow concealed carry. I am a firm believer in a citizen’s 2nd Amendment rights and this bill defends those freedoms granted in the Constitution.”
H.R. 822 does not preempt a state’s ability to set concealed-carry requirement for its residents.
H.R. 822 does not create a national registry of concealed-carry permits issued by states. It requires states that currently issue concealed-carry permits to recognize other states’ valid concealed-carry permits. This is similar to the states’ recognition of drivers’ licenses issued by other states. A person visiting another state must comply with all laws and regulations pertaining to concealed-carry permits within that state.