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Dr. Bucshon Votes to Defend Second Amendment Rights of Hoosiers

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38):

“The Founding Fathers understood that an individuals’ right to bear arms, which is a right explicitly guaranteed by our Constitution, is essential to securing our personal freedoms. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act ensures that the Constitutional rights of Americans do not end simply because they cross a state. Any citizen who possess a valid concealed carry permit in one state can legally carry their firearm into another state. They would still have to adhere to established state and local laws. This is no different than the way a driver’s license issued in one state is good in another state. I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and will continue fighting to protect this vitally important Constitutional right.”

NOTE: Dr. Bucshon is a cosponsor of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his fourth term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.