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H.R.197 National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 09, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

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  • Committee Assignment: House 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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  • 94% of users support H.R.197

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill would create a national standard allowing a person to carry a concealed weapon in a state in which they are not a resident, given that they have a valid permit and are in accordance with that state’s and this bill’s restrictions.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill would create a national standard allowing a person to carry a concealed weapon in a state in which they are not a resident, given that they have a valid permit and are in accordance with that state’s and this bill’s restrictions.

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    • McHenry County Sportsmen's Association

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    • National Rifle Association - Institute for Legislative Action

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 27, 2009, by woolval - As a CWP license holder who travels, this bill will allow me the right to legally carry through other states. I appreciate the opportunity to provide my family and myself self defense protection from potential criminals. Thank you for this bill.

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      As noted by woolval, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 27, 2009, "As a CWP license holder who travels, this bill will allow me the right to legally carry through other states. I appreciate the opportunity to provide my family and myself self defense protection from potential criminals. Thank you for this bill."
    • On February 11, 2009, by jayarbrough - As a Concealed Carry Permit instuctor I know that this will help us achieve unifomity in the laws, which will eliminate a lot of confusion !! Weall want to be safe and adhere to the laws, we just need to be able to know what they are !

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      As noted by jayarbrough, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 11, 2009, "As a Concealed Carry Permit instuctor I know that this will help us achieve unifomity in the laws, which will eliminate a lot of confusion !! Weall want to be safe and adhere to the laws, we just need to be able to know what they are !"
    • On February 17, 2009, by Euclid_543 - The natural right of a human being to defend theirselves makes this a perfectly logical bill. Too bad we have to have individual laws when our 2nd Amendment rights have already been "certified" by the Supreme Court.

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      As noted by Euclid_543, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 17, 2009, "The natural right of a human being to defend theirselves makes this a perfectly logical bill. Too bad we have to have individual laws when our 2nd Amendment rights have already been "certified" by the Supreme Court."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.6570: Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2010 - U.S. ... - December 20, 2010 by Open Congress : House Energy and Commerce... - Supporting Bill, Supporting Senator. H.R.1207 Federal Reserve Trans... 4 · H.R.25 Fair Tax Act of 2009. 4 · H.R.197 National Right-to-Car... 3 · H.R.6867 Unemployment Compensa. ...

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      As noted by Open Congress : House Energy and Commerce... on December 20, 2010, "Supporting Bill, Supporting Senator. H.R.1207 Federal Reserve Trans... 4 · H.R.25 Fair Tax Act of 2009. 4 · H.R.197 National Right-to-Car... 3 · H.R.6867 Unemployment Compensa. ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h6570/show)
    • Dream Act (Immigration) « No Bull's Blog - December 17, 2010 by No Bull's Blog - H.R.197 National Right-to-Car… 32 • S.J.Res.7 S.J.Res.7 19 • H.R.226 Broadcaster Freedom A… 14. Supporting Representatives • Sen. DeMint [R-SC] 25 • Sen. Coburn [R-OK] 20 • Sen. McCain [R-AZ] 19 • Sen. Thune [R-SD] 12 • Sen. ...

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      As noted by No Bull's Blog on December 17, 2010, "H.R.197 National Right-to-Car… 32 • S.J.Res.7 S.J.Res.7 19 • H.R.226 Broadcaster Freedom A… 14. Supporting Representatives • Sen. DeMint [R-SC] 25 • Sen. Coburn [R-OK] 20 • Sen. McCain [R-AZ] 19 • Sen. Thune [R-SD] 12 • Sen. ..." (http://nobullblogger.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/dream-act-immigration/)
    • H.R.6556: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act - U.S. ... - December 15, 2010 by Open Congress : Top 20 Bills Most Written... - Supporting Bill, Supporting Representative. H.R.25 Fair Tax Act of 2009. 2 · H.R.45 Blair Holt's Firearm ... 1 · H.R.197 National Right-to-Car... 1 · H.R.1868 Birthright Citizenshi... 1 · H.R.3160 Meat and Poultry Path. ...

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      As noted by Open Congress : Top 20 Bills Most Written... on December 15, 2010, "Supporting Bill, Supporting Representative. H.R.25 Fair Tax Act of 2009. 2 · H.R.45 Blair Holt's Firearm ... 1 · H.R.197 National Right-to-Car... 1 · H.R.1868 Birthright Citizenshi... 1 · H.R.3160 Meat and Poultry Path. ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h6556/show)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • - July 28, 2009 by New West - HR 197, The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act. This bill, introduced in the Representatives Cliff Stearns' (R-FL.) and Rick Boucher (D-VA. ...

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      As noted by New West on July 28, 2009, "HR 197, The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act. This bill, introduced in the Representatives Cliff Stearns' (R-FL.) and Rick Boucher (D-VA. ..." (http://www.newwest.net/topic/article/give_me_some_real_health_care_reform_and_nobody_will_get_hurt/C41/L41/)
    • Examiner.com - March 29, 2009 by Examiner.com - Recently, US Congressman Todd Tiahrt co-sponsored the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill (HR 197). "The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill ...

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      As noted by Examiner.com on March 29, 2009, "Recently, US Congressman Todd Tiahrt co-sponsored the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill (HR 197). "The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill ..." (http://www.examiner.com/x-2206-Cleveland-Gun-Rights-Examiner~y2009m3d30-Scare-tactics-the-mainstream-medias-war-on-guns)
    • Tiahrt Co-sponsors 2nd Amendment Self Defense Bill - March 26, 2009 by American Chronicle - WASHINGTON- US Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-Goddard) co-sponsored the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill (HR 197). This legislation would protect the ...

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      As noted by American Chronicle on March 26, 2009, "WASHINGTON- US Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-Goddard) co-sponsored the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill (HR 197). This legislation would protect the ..." (http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/96236)
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