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Text of the Common Sense Concealed Firearms Permit Act of 2011

This bill was introduced on January 25, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 25, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 176

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 25 (legislative day, January 5), 2011

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To establish minimum standards for States that allow the carrying of concealed firearms.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Common Sense Concealed Firearms Permit Act of 2011.

2.

Concealed firearms permits

(a)

In general

Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 926C, the following:

926D.

Concealed firearms permits

(a)

In general

Each State that allows residents of the State to carry concealed firearms shall—

(1)

establish a process to issue permits to residents of the State to carry concealed firearms; and

(2)

require that each resident of the State seeking to carry a concealed firearm in the State obtain a permit through the process established under paragraph (1).

(b)

Requirements

In establishing a process to issue permits to carry concealed firearms under subsection (a), a State shall—

(1)

ensure that a local law enforcement agency participates in the process; and

(2)

at a minimum, require that an applicant for a permit to carry a concealed firearm—

(A)

be a legal resident of the United States;

(B)

be not less than 21 years of age;

(C)

demonstrate good cause for requesting a concealed firearm permit; and

(D)

demonstrate that the applicant is worthy of the public trust to carry a concealed firearm in public.

(c)

Law enforcement agency report

If a State establishes a process under subsection (a) that allows for an agency other than a law enforcement agency to issue permits to carry concealed firearms, the process shall require that—

(1)

a local law enforcement agency submit to the agency responsible for issuing permits a written report that describes whether the applicant meets the standards of the State to carry a concealed firearm; and

(2)

the agency responsible for issuing permits maintain a report submitted under paragraph (1) in the file of the applicant.

(d)

Definition

In this section, the term local law enforcement agency means a law enforcement agency of the unit of local government with jurisdiction of the area in which the applicant for a permit to carry a concealed firearm resides.

(e)

Compliance

Not later than 270 days after the date of enactment of this section, each State described in subsection (a) shall be in compliance with this section.

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(b)

Technical and conforming amendment

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

926D. Concealed firearms permits.

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