S. 3207 (110th): Respecting States Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2008

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Jun 26, 2008 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3207

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 26, 2008

(for himself, Mr. Burr, Mr. DeMint, Mr. Stevens, and Mr. Ensign) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to allow citizens who have concealed carry permits from the State in which they reside to carry concealed firearms in another State that grants concealed carry permits, if the individual complies with the laws of the State.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Respecting States Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity 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 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act.