H.R. 5782 (110th): Secure Access to Firearms Enhancement (SAFE) Act of 2008

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Apr 14, 2008 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5782

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 14, 2008

(for himself, Mr. McCotter, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Peterson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Westmoreland, Ms. Ginny Brown-Waite of Florida, Mrs. Cubin, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Hayes, Mr. Garrett of New Jersey, Mr. Cannon, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Wamp, Mr. Hall of Texas, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. Deal of Georgia, Mr. Gingrey, Mr. Rogers of Kentucky, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. Keller of Florida, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. McIntyre, Mr. Souder, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Camp of Michigan, Mr. Rehberg, Mrs. Miller of Michigan, Mr. Mollohan, and Mr. Sali) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend chapter 44 of title 18, 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 2008.

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 926C the following:

926D.

Reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms

Notwithstanding any provision of the law of any State or political subdivision thereof:

(1)

A person who is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm, and is 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, may carry in any State a concealed firearm in accordance with the terms of the license or permit, 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.

(2)

A person who is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm, and is otherwise than as described in paragraph (1) entitled to carry a concealed firearm in and pursuant to the law of the State in which the person resides, may carry in any State a concealed firearm in accordance with the laws of the State in which the person resides, 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 amendments made by this Act shall take effect 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.