S.845 - Respecting States Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2009
A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to allow citizens who have concealed carry permits from the State in which they reside to carry concealed firearms in another State that grants concealed carry permits, if the individual complies with the laws of the State.
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Note: A slightly modified version of this bill was voted on and defeated
by the Senate on 7/22/09 by a vote of 58-39. Sixty votes were needed for passage.
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4/21/2009--Introduced.Respecting States Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to provide for reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms in states that allow their residents to carry such firearms by persons who are not prohibi...Read the Rest
Organizations Supporting S.845
- National Rifle Association
- National Association for Gun Rights
Organizations Opposing S.845
- international association of chiefs of police
- office of the governor of new jersey
- Major Cities Chiefs Association
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