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H.R. 950 (107th): Secure Access to Firearms Enhancement (SAFE) Act of 2001


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 8, 2001 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


HR 950 IH

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 950

To amend title 18 of the United States Code to provide for reciprocity in regard to the manner in which nonresidents of a State may carry certain concealed firearms in that State.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 8, 2001

Mr. HOSTETTLER (for himself, Mr. GOODE, Mr. SHOWS, Mr. SHADEGG, Mr. YOUNG of Alaska, Mr. SCHAFFER, Mr. CANNON, Mr. HALL of Texas, Mr. CANTOR, Mr. HILLEARY, Mr. SOUDER, and Mr. GIBBONS) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18 of the United States Code to provide for reciprocity in regard to the manner in which nonresidents of a State may carry certain concealed firearms in that State.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Secure Access to Firearms Enhancement (SAFE) Act of 2001’.

SEC. 2. RECIPROCITY FOR THE CARRYING OF CERTAIN CONCEALED FIREARMS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 926A the following:

‘Sec. 926B. Reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms

    ‘Notwithstanding any provision of the law of any State or political subdivision thereof, a person may carry in any State a concealed firearm in accordance with the terms of the license or with the laws of the State of the person’s residence, subject to the laws of the State in which the firearm is carried concerning specific types of locations in which firearms may not be carried if that person--

      ‘(1) is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm; and

      ‘(2)(A) is carrying a valid license or permit that is issued pursuant to the law of any State and which permits the person to carry a concealed firearm; or

      ‘(B) is otherwise entitled to carry a concealed firearm in and pursuant to the law of the State of a person’s residence.’.

    (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT- The table of sections for chapter 44 of title 18 is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 926A the following:

      ‘926B. Reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms.’.

SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    The provisions of this Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act.