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H.R. 1243 (109th): Secure Access to Firearms Enhancement (SAFE) Act of 2005


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 10, 2005 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1243

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 10, 2005

(for himself, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Wamp, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Goode, Mr. Souder, Mr. Gingrey, Mr. Pence, Mr. Barrett of South Carolina, Mr. Hall, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Cannon, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Bradley of New Hampshire, Mr. McHenry, Mr. Foley, Mrs. Cubin, Mr. Cantor, Mrs. Musgrave, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Otter, Mr. Lewis of Kentucky, Ms. Ginny Brown-Waite of Florida, Mr. Sodrel, and Mr. Alexander) 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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Secure Access to Firearms Enhancement (SAFE) Act of 2005.

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:

926D.

Reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms

Notwithstanding any provision of the law of any State or political subdivision thereof, a person who is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm, and is—

(1)

carrying a valid license or permit which is issued pursuant to the law of any State and which permits the person to carry a concealed firearm; or

(2)

otherwise entitled to carry a concealed firearm in and pursuant to the law of the State of the person’s residence,

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.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections for chapter 44 of title 18 is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 926C the following:

926D. Reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms

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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.