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H.R.822 National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Nov 17, 2011 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on November 16, 2011, with a roll call of 272 ayes, 154 nays, and 7 not voting.

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  • 86% of users support H.R.822

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  • H.R.822 has been viewed 112,240 times

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Would require all states to allow out-of-state visitors to carry concealed firearms as long as the laws of the vistors' home states allow them to do so.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Would require all states to allow out-of-state visitors to carry concealed firearms as long as the laws of the vistors' home states allow them to do so.

    Supporting Organizations

    • National Rifle Association

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    • Buckeye Firearms Association

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    Opposing Organizations

    • Brady Campaign

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    • Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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    • National Association for Gun Rights

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    • League of Women Voters of Connecticut

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    • Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

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    • American Bar Association

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    • Police Foundation

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    • Association of Prosecuting Attorneys

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    • National Network to End Domestic Violence

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    • International Association of Chiefs of Police

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    • Major Cities Chiefs Association

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    • Gun Owners of America

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On April 18, 2011, by theaton - Why do we need legislation for this? Why don't we force people to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States? Article IV, Section 1.: Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.

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      As noted by theaton, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 18, 2011, "Why do we need legislation for this? Why don't we force people to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States? Article IV, Section 1.: Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof."
    • On September 13, 2011, by Wolf45acp - The issue of the term "A well regulated militia" is settled law and not even worth discussion any more. No one is suggesting criminals, mentally ill persons, etc... be allowed to keep and bear arms. My rights to free speech, to be free from unlawful searches and seizure, to a speedy and public trial, etc... do not end at state lines. Nor should my right to keep and bear arms.

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      As noted by Wolf45acp, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 13, 2011, "The issue of the term "A well regulated militia" is settled law and not even worth discussion any more. No one is suggesting criminals, mentally ill persons, etc... be allowed to keep and bear arms. My rights to free speech, to be free from unlawful searches and seizure, to a speedy and public trial, etc... do not end at state lines. Nor should my right to keep and bear arms. "
    • On September 10, 2011, by GROM - Because NY, NJ, CA, and a few others ignore and violate the oath they took. This bill would force them to obey the Supreme Law of the Land.

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      As noted by GROM, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 10, 2011, "Because NY, NJ, CA, and a few others ignore and violate the oath they took. This bill would force them to obey the Supreme Law of the Land."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Defense Legislation: Gun Control Legislation - July 25, 2012 by Alerts - On November 16, 2011, the House passed a bill (H.R. 822) that would establish a greater degree of reciprocity between states that issue concealed carry permits for handguns to civilians than currently exists under state law.

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      As noted by Alerts on July 25, 2012, "On November 16, 2011, the House passed a bill (H.R. 822) that would establish a greater degree of reciprocity between states that issue concealed carry permits for handguns to civilians than currently exists under state law." (/url?q=http://defense-legislation.blogspot.com/2012/07/gun-control-legislation_25.html&sa=U&ei=v4IRUN-jMeWS6wHEj4CgDg&ved=0CDwQmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNFfaaHG9bFuXUY4mqyr7miUuMW3Ow)
    • Daily Kos: “I call 6000 rounds of ammunition running low,” he said. - July 23, 2012 by rss@dailykos.com (teacherken) - The legislation supported by the “Gang of 23,” the so-called “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act” (H.R. 822), would force states to recognize the concealed carry permits of visitors from other states, even if the permit holder ...

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      As noted by rss@dailykos.com (teacherken) on July 23, 2012, "The legislation supported by the “Gang of 23,” the so-called “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act” (H.R. 822), would force states to recognize the concealed carry permits of visitors from other states, even if the permit holder ..." (/url?q=http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/23/1112769/--I-call-6-000-rounds-of-ammunition-running-low-he-said&sa=U&ei=MisPUJr2HYXM2AXtqYCgAQ&ved=0CD0QmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNFk1d8YBdjfFIT5zwqVtkpCV0segQ)
    • Daily Kos: “I call 6000 rounds of ammunition running low,” he said. - July 23, 2012 by rss@dailykos.com (teacherken) - The legislation supported by the “Gang of 23,” the so-called “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act” (H.R. 822), would force states to recognize the concealed carry permits of visitors from other states, even if the permit holder ...

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      As noted by rss@dailykos.com (teacherken) on July 23, 2012, "The legislation supported by the “Gang of 23,” the so-called “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act” (H.R. 822), would force states to recognize the concealed carry permits of visitors from other states, even if the permit holder ..." (/url?q=http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/23/1112769/--I-call-6-000-rounds-of-ammunition-running-low-he-said&sa=U&ei=XeUOULWfLK-E2QXgp4D4AQ&ved=0CDgQmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNFclWNiQV9_Au0V4FYcNSrx0B75tQ)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Don’t Tell the NRA, but Fred Upton is Anti-Gun - July 30, 2012 by RedState - The problem is that he supported the wrong bill. The bill Upton is referring to is H.R. 822, sponsored by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL).  This bill passed Congress last November with support from 272 members, including all the NRA-backed Democrats. 

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      As noted by RedState on July 30, 2012, "The problem is that he supported the wrong bill. The bill Upton is referring to is H.R. 822, sponsored by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL).  This bill passed Congress last November with support from 272 members, including all the NRA-backed Democrats. " (http://www.redstate.com/dhorowitz3/2012/07/30/don%e2%80%99t-tell-the-nra-but-fred-upton-is-anti-gun/)
    • Mark in the Morning: In wake of Colorado tragedy, gun war is one still worth fighting - July 29, 2012 by The Star-Ledger - The NRA opposes the bill. The mayor also want to stop a bill (H.R. 822) that allows one state's conceal-carry permit to be honored by every state, which the NRA supports. The mayors also want to see federal assault weapon ban, which expired in ...

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      As noted by The Star-Ledger on July 29, 2012, "The NRA opposes the bill. The mayor also want to stop a bill (H.R. 822) that allows one state's conceal-carry permit to be honored by every state, which the NRA supports. The mayors also want to see federal assault weapon ban, which expired in ..." (http://blog.nj.com/njv_mark_diionno/2012/07/mark_in_the_morning_in_wake_of.html)
    • New Federal Report Shows Right-to-Carry Boom - July 24, 2012 by AmmoLand.com - This should help ease concerns raised by some lawmakers during last year’s debate on H.R. 822, the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act.” Nothing, of course, will ever ease the concerns of one of the lawmakers who requested the study.

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      As noted by AmmoLand.com on July 24, 2012, "This should help ease concerns raised by some lawmakers during last year’s debate on H.R. 822, the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act.” Nothing, of course, will ever ease the concerns of one of the lawmakers who requested the study." (http://www.ammoland.com/2012/07/24/new-federal-report-shows-right-to-carry-boom/)
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